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  • 1. Public Administration Hong Kong should invest professional education instead of general education Members : Wong Chui Hang(09418121) Wong Oi Ying(09422226)
  • 2. Hong Kong’s Educational Context
      • Professional qualifications “all graduate, all trained” not yet a reality (dramatic increase over past decade)
      • Student allocation to schools
      • [Band by ability both primary and secondary]
          • primary one to six
          • secondary one to five
          • secondary six to seven
      • Class sizes 30-40
      • Subvention non-secular
      • Primary education subject based
      • Specialized teaching (Chinese, English & Mathematics)
      • Medium of Instruction – English/Chinese
  • 3. Definitions
    • General Education : It means that instruction which presents forms of expression, fields of knowledge, and methods of inquiry fundamental to intellectual growth and to a mature understanding of the world and the
    • human condition, as distinguished
    • from "specialized education," which prepares individuals for particular occupations or specific professional responsibilities.
  • 4. Definitions
    • Professional education :
    • The means that the structure is an education-oriented organization and management, to help educators and researchers enhancement of professional practice skills and the depth of research projects. The following three professionals usually encountered in education in the core curriculum.
  • 5. Educational reforms
    • Four interrelated areas of reform initiatives to meet global challenges of 21st century in “One Country, Two Systems”
    • Assessment reform – balancing assessment of and for learning;
    • Systemic change and school improvement – coherence-making & devolution;
    • Curriculum & learning reform – whole- person development & life-long learning;
    • Accountability & quality assurance – driving continuous improvement
  • 6. Thus…
    • Since 2000, reforms has been analyzed
    • by multiple independent studies, consultations, continuous feedback.
    • Leading and managing change….
      • determine what students should learn (curriculum)
      • how school heads and teachers help students learn (pedagogy)
      • know what students have learned (assessment)
  • 7. Hong Kong’s advantages
      • Coherent curriculum with high expectations
      • Chinese culture values learning and provides extra incentives for students
      • Treasures the training of basic skills and the grasp of fundamental concepts at basic education level.
      • Teachers with strong pedagogical content knowledge
      • Other factors include
        • Societal expectation
        • Parental involvement
        • Learning behaviour (time-on-task/structured teaching/homework)
        • Curriculum
        • Textbooks
  • 8.
    • However ,
    • the big Challenge is coming!
  • 9. For instance:
      • There is evidence suggesting that Chinese learners are relatively weaker in certain mathematics areas, in particular,
        • Data analysis
        • Statistics
        • Probability
      • In mathematics , Strength in computation is also a weakness;
  • 10. % of students confident in maths
  • 11. 334--Moving to a new academic structure in 2009 New structure (3+3+4) Current Structure (3+2+2+3) New public examination leading to HK Diploma of Secondary Education 2012 HK ALE HK CEE 3-Year Undergraduate Degree Secondary 7 Secondary 6 Secondary 5 Secondary 4 Secondary 3 Secondary 2 Secondary 1 4-Year Undergraduate Degree Senior Secondary 3 Senior Secondary 2 Senior Secondary 1 Secondary 3 Secondary 2 Secondary 1
  • 12. Professional Education Framework
    • Chinese language Education
    • English language Education
    • Mathematics
    Business Education Liberal Education Science Education
  • 13. General Education— New secondary curriculum 45-55% 20-30% 15-35% 4 Core Subjects : Chinese Language, English Language, Mathematics, Liberal Studies 2-3 Elective Subjects out of 20 subjects or Applied Learning Other Learning Experiences including moral and civic education, community service, aesthetic and physical experiences and work-related experiences (e.g. job attachment)
  • 14. Thank you!

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