Professors put focus on East Asian education
A book about education in East Asia will be launched next Sunday. Detailing educational philosophies, systems and curricula in 17 countries in the region, Going to School in East Asia is written by Gerard Postiglione, a professor of education at the University of Hong Kong, and Jason Tan, an associate professor in the Policy and Leadership Studies Department at the National Institute of Education in Singapore.
Books on the move
Hong Kong Baptist University has raised HK$250,000 to purchase a mobile library van to shuttle between remote areas on the mainland. Services include free book loans, book donations, reading seminars and photo exhibitions.
HKU course for care of elderly
The University of Hong Kong is launching a certificate course for health care and social service professionals. The programme in clinical gerontology, consisting of six sessions, will start on October 22. For details visit http://ageing.hku.hk.
Playing it safe online
Microsoft, the Education Bureau and the Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Co-ordination Centre have designed a free internet-safety curriculum for elementary and middle schools in Hong Kong to provide teachers and parents with tools to educate others about safe and responsible use of the internet.
World of learning to be aired
The Open University of Hong Kong and Asia Television Limited are to broadcast a series of educational programmes from October 7. The programmes, Open for Learning, have previously been shown on TVB Pearl but will now be broadcast on ATV World. They will feature topics ranging from arts and science to child development and business administration.
Nobel tribute to be unveiled
The Chinese University of Hong Kong is today unveiling a bronze statue of Yang Chen-ning to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Professor Yang receiving the Nobel Prize in Physics. He shared the award with Chinese physicist Lee Tsung-dao.