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Hong Kong should invest in Professional Education instead of General Education

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Hong Kong should invest in Professional Education instead of General Education

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Hong Kong should invest in Professional Education instead of General Education

  1. 1. Hong Kong should Invest in Professional Education instead of General Education POLS 7050 Public Administration 09409394 CHEUNG Pui Yi, Pearl 09418199 LEUNG Ho Yin, Robbie
  2. 2. Importance of Education <ul><li>Individual advantages </li></ul><ul><li> social benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Individual and society are interlocking </li></ul><ul><li>Education is concerned by United Nation </li></ul>
  3. 4. General and Professional Education General Education Professional Education Acquisition knowledge and Values Acquisition working Skills and professional knowledge Emphasis on society values Emphasis on personal values Academic, classic, humanistic, general culture Skills in the working process Adaptable to social changes Inflexibility in social changes
  4. 5. Things to consider - Resources <ul><li>Resources </li></ul>Millennium Development Goals Report 2008
  5. 6. Things to consider - Structure Year Structure of HK 1941 Entrepot 1950s Industrialization  garments and textile product 1960s electronic product and printing 1970s Modernization and diversification  tourism, finance, business
  6. 7. Things to consider – Future Planning
  7. 8. Advantages and Disadvantages of General and Professional Education in HK Types of education Advantages Disadvantages Professional Education Economic stability Social instability General Education Social stability Economic instability
  8. 9. Recommendation <ul><li>1. Identify the niches and position our universities </li></ul><ul><li>2. Globalization </li></ul><ul><li>(a) Internationalization </li></ul><ul><li>(b) Branding & Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>(c) Tighter collaboration with Shenzhen & China </li></ul><ul><li>3. New & Breakthrough </li></ul>
  9. 10. 1. Identify the niches and positions our universities
  10. 11. Most Preferred University Graduates Valid samples (2009): 216 Standard error (for 2009 at 95% confidence level): +/-6.8% HKU CUHK PolyU HKUST CityU LU HKIEd Overseas universities Others No preference Don’t know Won’t employ HKSYU HKBU
  11. 12. Perceived Deficiencies of University Students Total samples (2009) : 1,201 ^ Changes being statistically significant at 95% confidence level. Conduct and honesty Work Attitude^ Proficiency in Chi, Eng and PTH Social / interpersonal Skills Global prospect / foresight Critical thinking and problem- solving ability^ Academic and professional Knowledge^ Commitment to society Social / work experience Independence^
  12. 13. 2. Globalization
  13. 14. 2(a) Internationalization <ul><li>Student population </li></ul><ul><li>Staff population </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting facilities & services </li></ul><ul><li>Language & cultural courses </li></ul><ul><li>Competitive curriculum </li></ul>
  14. 15. 2(b) Branding & Marketing
  15. 16. Distinctive position in Asia and the World An international financial and business hub Unique blend of eastern and western culture World’s Gateway to China and vice versa Safety, Law and Order Chinese Language and Culture
  16. 17. $18,000 $40,000 $40000 $ 49,000 $34,000 Average total costs per academic year $5,000 $17,000 $15000 $5,000 $11,000 Average living costs per academic year $13,000 $23,000 $25,000 $44,000 $23,000 Average undergraduate tuition fees/academic year HK HKU Australia Melb ’ rne UK UCL USA Chicago Canada UBC Country and University selected as example:
  17. 18. Countries Share of tertiary students abroad within the OECD area 1. China 7% 2. Korea 5% 3. Japan 4% 4. Greece 4% 5. Germany 4% 6. France 3% 7. India 3% 8. Turkey 3% 9. Malaysia 3% 10. Italy 3% 11. Morocco 3% 12. Hong Kong China 2% 13. U.S.A 2% 14. Indonesia 2%
  18. 19. 2(c) Tighter collaboration with Shenzhen & China
  19. 20. 3. New & Breakthrough

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