Quality of education taskforce reconvenes

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 27 March, 1997, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 27 March, 1997, 12:00am

The Task Group on School Quality and School Funding will deal with outstanding issues in its consultation document before finalising recommendations for Education Commission Report No 7.

The public views received during the two-month public consultation period - which ended on January 15 - will be taken into account.

Speaking after a meeting of the Education Commission, chairman Rosie Young Tse-tse said the Task Group would examine training and development of key players in the school system, quality school management, proposals on school funding, quality indicators, incentive schemes to encourage improvement and innovations, and some other measures.

Members also were briefed by Frederick Leung Koon-shing, Dean of the Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong, on the preliminary results of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study event.

Professor Kenneth Young, the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, spoke about quality assurance in higher education here.

Those at the meeting also noted the progress of work carried out by the administration to implement major recommendations of earlier Education Commission Reports.

'We are pleased to see that the majority of the commission's major recommendations have been implemented on time,' Mr Young said.