The Differences in Attitude toward Education in UK and HKPresentation Transcript
The different attitudes towards education in the UK and Hong Kong By Tammy & Emma Foley (11501340)
Colonialism affected the method and style of education within Hong Kong, from early education to Higher Education, both sit the same exams at GCSE and A Level, although there is debate as to the difference in value of the grades.
We will focus on Educational Philosophies and the University life of a student , because although similar, University life is vastly different at the same time due to cultural differences.
Let the child grow
Teachers as a guide and mentor
Ideas on Schooling
Less parental pressure
Parents are responsible for the child’s education
Provide education to prepare their kids for life
Let the child grow through mistakes
More concerned about the child’s psyche
Make sure they’re happy
Strong parental pressure
Duty to the family to excel academically
Education is the best way up the social ladder
More pragmatic, goal - oriented
Heavy family involvement
Tutoring industry biggest in the world, at least $400 million (USD 51mn)
Role of Family
25% of students in the UK come the 3 lowest social classes, areas that are economically deprived, where parents lack educational qualification
Learn through play and investigation
Foster love of reading
Problem – solving skills
Being creative and innovative
More time for afterschool activities
Emphasis on diligence
Chinese language itself encourages rote learning
Strong belief in hard work and practice
Lots of homework to learn through repetition
Kids killing themselves over homework
A Level Students that go onto University UK government want to see 50% of high school leavers going on to Higher Education.
Hong Kong Government claims 60% go onto Higher Education
Statistics prove that Only 18% (14,500) of Hong Kong can actually enter a local university at their age of leaving school.
A level students that then go onto complete their degree over seas. Recent Recent Figures indicate that 11% of Hong Kong Students go onto study overseas.
The Students Approach to University Life
We have both experienced the Western (European) style of University and the Hong Kong style of University, therefore appreciate both cultures and styles.
The First Week of University in the UK. Fresher's week allows students to become familiar with the representatives of their Student Union and to get to know the city or town which is home to the university, often through some form of pub crawl. Live music is also common, as are a number of organized social gatherings especially designed to allow Freshers to make new friends and to get to know their course colleagues.