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Hong Kong educators want students to act independently, take responsibility and reconcile tensions, survey finds

By ITS Education Asia

A recent survey carried out by Chinese University and the Hong Kong Association of the Heads of Secondary Schools had some interesting findings including:

  • Most Hong Kong teachers and principals want students to be able to act independently, reconcile tensions and dilemmas and strengthen their values education under future curriculum reforms.
  • A majority of educators believed the existing curriculum was still highly oriented towards academic pursuits and could not benefit low achievers.

The results were released ahead of a government task force’s final report, expected to be published early this year, on a review of the school curriculum.

The survey collected responses from 183 principals and 1,158 teachers from 213 secondary schools last September.

Nearly 90 per cent of respondents agreed the future secondary school curriculum should improve students’ skills in acting autonomously and taking responsibility, while more than 85 per cent said pupils should learn more about reconciling tensions and dilemmas.


Photo Credit :

"HONG KONG (March 14, 2014) Chief Culinary Specialist Pearline Jones, left, tells students about her life as a Sailor at Leung Shek Chee Girls College. Blue Ridge port visits represent an opportunity to promote peace and stability in the South Indo-Asia-Pacific region, demonstrate commitment to regional partners and foster growing relationships. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Heather Ewton/Released)" by COMSEVENTHFLT under licensed (CC BY-SA 2.0) 

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