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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    No place in liberal studies for ethnic stereotypes and overgeneralisations

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:57pm by LIZ JACKSON

    ... Liz Jackson Liz Jackson says Hong Kong's approach to liberal studies is falling short of its aim to embrace and understand the full range of perspectives in society, including those ... stereotypes that Filipinos in Hong Kong are all domestic helpers. Racial and ethnic stereotypes also predominate in liberal studies textbooks. Describing ethnic minorities mostly as "grass ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Liberal studies must be elective subject again

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 02:40am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Flawed liberal studies should become an elective subject again I could not agree more with Garick Wong ("Liberal studies too subjective for core topic", March 30) and Lisa Chung Lai-yan ("Liberal studies not suitable as core subject", March 8). Liberal studies, one of the four core subjects of the new senior secondary school curriculum, should ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Education Bureau puts liberal studies under the microscope

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 09:49am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung Linda.yeung@scmp.com Educators are divided over the effectiveness of liberal studies being taught as a mandatory subject in local secondary schools. Linda Yeung found students ... appeared to enjoy the role play in the liberal studies class at De La Salle Secondary School. Nobody would choose [liberal studies] if it were an elective subject Betty Kui, form six student A core ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER AFFAIRS

    Cut down on frequent updates to liberal studies textbooks: Consumer Council

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 04:47am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Publishers told to avoid current affairs material which will need regular revision so that parents aren't forced to buy new liberal studies books Textbooks needa longer shelflife, says council Liberal studies textbooks that focus on teaching current affairs require too many revisions because of the fast-moving nature of the content, ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    Adapting to challenges of a changing world

    Posted Dec 02nd 2012, 12:00am by REZA HOSHMAND

    ... a liberally educated citizenry. To indicate the importance of liberal education to a democratic society, let me quote David Kearns, former CEO of Xerox Corporation. "The only education that prepares us for change is a liberal education. In periods of change, narrow specialisation condemns us to inflexibility- precisely what we do not need. We need the flexible intellectual tools ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - PERSPECTIVE

    Roots of liberal studies

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by RONALD TENG

    ... Ronald Teng life@scmp.com June 4 raises liberal studies issue The liberal studies exam in this year's Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education examination, under way until early next month, contained the previously taboo topic of the June 4 crackdown in Tiananmen Square. It caught some by surprise. But then, a sense of bewilderment surrounded the whole idea of liberal ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Liberal studies teachers must beware danger of tying grades to politics

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by Kelly Yang

    ... Kelly Yang Kelly Yang says students now being graded on their ability to think critically must never be penalised for their political views Teacher's test Last week, a group of high school students in New York state were given a writing assignment to ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Liberal studies subject moulds new generation of socially aware youth

    Posted Jul 01st 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... In just five years, the tough liberal studies course has raised a crop of politically and socially aware youngsters, writes Linda Yeung Tommy Cheung Sau-yin had been civic-minded in his ... in social causes was inspired by his liberal studies class, which became a compulsory subject in the New Senior Secondary (NSS) curriculum in 2009. He was at STFA Leung Kau Kui College when he took ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's liberal studies exams are for probing minds

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Since Hong Kong introduced liberal studies in secondary school curriculums, quite a few students have been asking to interview journalists from this newspaper about the most topical issues in the news today. Some questions are naïve, but more often they are intelligent and probing. If such anecdotal evidence is any guide, the experiment by the education authorities, despite many hiccups ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Politics rears head in HKDSE exam

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Liberal studies paper challenges pupils' views on city's democracy battle and filibuster tactics Politics rears head in HKDSE exam Candidates faced a political challenge in the latest liberal studies exams, when they were asked to give their views on the impact of filibuster campaigns in the Legislative Council and the reasons ...




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