By Joe & CS,  two dudes from HK Hong Kong –  A city of contrasts with a sharp focus on development of human capital Ambass...
Some basic facts <ul><li>Hong Kong = Hong Kong Island, Lantau Island, the Kowloon Peninsula and the New Territories, inclu...
1 country 2 systems  – Two 50-year pledges <ul><li>Horse-racing continues … </li></ul><ul><li>Dancing goes on … </li></ul>
$ $ $   =  BIGGEST icon  of HK?
Stunning Skylines
Paradise for shoppers Fa Yuen Street (“Women’s Street”) Stanley Market Festival Walk
Palate-teasing
Travelling around HK
Where your footprints should be Stilt houses in Tai O Century-old Blue House in Wanchai Walled village in Fanling HSBC Hea...
Human resources are what we rely on … Virtually we have no natural resources.
Education as the key to resource and capacity building <ul><li>Curriculum reform since 2000 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Life-lon...
Initial successes <ul><li>Enhanced capacity for development through systematic school self-evaluation (P-I-E) </li></ul><u...
Some reflections … avian flu (97), economic downturn (98), dot.com bubble (00), SARS (03), economic tsunami (08) Short-ter...
HK needs a HOME to excel H O M E Some aspirations … UMOUR WNERSHIP EMORY QUITY An annual report from the United Nations po...
If   Americans are benevolently ignorant about Canada, while Canadians are malevolently well informed about the United Sta...
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HONG KONG needs a HOME to excel. It's about a city of contrasts where people are considered wealthy but in fact they hardly lead a 'rich' life. Come see what sort of life and challenge we have in HK.

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Hong Kong - A City Of Contrasts

  1. 1. By Joe & CS, two dudes from HK Hong Kong – A city of contrasts with a sharp focus on development of human capital Ambassadors’ line to take Human capital generator Reflections and aspirations
  2. 2. Some basic facts <ul><li>Hong Kong = Hong Kong Island, Lantau Island, the Kowloon Peninsula and the New Territories, including 262 outlying islands. </li></ul><ul><li>Total area: 1 104 square km </li></ul><ul><li>Population: ~ 6.92 million in 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Economy: free trade, low taxation and minimum govt intervention </li></ul><ul><li>Languages: Chinese and English </li></ul>
  3. 3. 1 country 2 systems – Two 50-year pledges <ul><li>Horse-racing continues … </li></ul><ul><li>Dancing goes on … </li></ul>
  4. 4. $ $ $ = BIGGEST icon of HK?
  5. 5. Stunning Skylines
  6. 6. Paradise for shoppers Fa Yuen Street (“Women’s Street”) Stanley Market Festival Walk
  7. 7. Palate-teasing
  8. 8. Travelling around HK
  9. 9. Where your footprints should be Stilt houses in Tai O Century-old Blue House in Wanchai Walled village in Fanling HSBC Headquarters The Peak Tower
  10. 10. Human resources are what we rely on … Virtually we have no natural resources.
  11. 11. Education as the key to resource and capacity building <ul><li>Curriculum reform since 2000 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Life-long and life-wide learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 key tasks – reading, project learning, use of IT, and moral and civic education  A-S-K </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Generic skills (e.g. communication & critical thinking) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bi-literacy and tri-lingualism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Policy levers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>School Development and Accountability Framework </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School-based support services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interface between kindergarten and primary education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional funding (e.g. capacity enhancement fund) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Initial successes <ul><li>Enhanced capacity for development through systematic school self-evaluation (P-I-E) </li></ul><ul><li>School-based innovations </li></ul><ul><li>Improving international assessment results </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul>Well, Ss do well but feel bad! Student Learning Outcomes Plan Evaluate Implement & monitor
  13. 13. Some reflections … avian flu (97), economic downturn (98), dot.com bubble (00), SARS (03), economic tsunami (08) Short-term gain  long-term pain Something definitely missing under the surface of prosperity BUT not necessarily rich Wealthy Myopic Pragmatic Oblivious Resilient What we are like?
  14. 14. HK needs a HOME to excel H O M E Some aspirations … UMOUR WNERSHIP EMORY QUITY An annual report from the United Nations points out that economic inequality in Hong Kong is the most severe among Asian cities with a Gini coefficient of 0.53...
  15. 15. If Americans are benevolently ignorant about Canada, while Canadians are malevolently well informed about the United States,   A Note of Thanks then we, two dudes from HK, are benevolently and ‘fairly’ well informed about Canada – thanks to all of you and QPEP.

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