Look out for Liberal Studies spreads

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 15 November, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 15 November, 2007, 12:00am

Students in Hong Kong generally lack social consciousness. They seldom care about what's happening around them.

For example, the problem of the bar-bending workers had been reported widely in the newspapers and on television for weeks, but I found that a lot of students did not know what was going on.

Although some of them had heard about it, they thought it was none of their business.

As students, we are supposed to pay more attention to social issues. But, in reality, many students in Hong Kong prefer to indulge in fun activities.

Who is to blame for such a situation? How can it be changed? I think parents as well as teachers should encourage students to read more, especially newspapers.

By reading newspapers, students can develop their social conscience early, which will make them care more about the world and help build a better tomorrow.

Clive Li Ka-fai, Queen's College

From the Editor

Thanks for your letter, Clive. If you're a regular reader of Young Post, then you don't need to worry about missing out on the hot topics in the news. In fact, that's what our Liberal Studies pages are all about - we cover the big issues in the news in order to help you develop a broad understanding of the world.

These pages help you develop a broad knowledge base and draw your own conclusions and opinions.

We don't just give you the news, we help you develop the critical thinking skills you need to understand and interpret this information.

Our weekly Liberal Studies page was so popular we've now added another one - so make sure to look out for these double-page spreads on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Kate, Editor