Students take the Diploma of Secondary Education exam amid the coronavirus pandemic in April. Controversy has erupted over the removal of the words ‘separation of powers’ to describe Hong Kong’s political structure from Liberal Studies textbooks. Photo: Xiaomei ChenStudents take the Diploma of Secondary Education exam amid the coronavirus pandemic in April. Controversy has erupted over the removal of the words ‘separation of powers’ to describe Hong Kong’s political structure from Liberal Studies textbooks. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Students take the Diploma of Secondary Education exam amid the coronavirus pandemic in April. Controversy has erupted over the removal of the words ‘separation of powers’ to describe Hong Kong’s political structure from Liberal Studies textbooks. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Letters | Hong Kong’s Liberal Studies textbooks lack accuracy and depth

  • Far from improving students’ thinking skills and broadening their knowledge, some textbooks have adversely affected students’ ability to think logically and instead spread half-truths, oversimplified ideas and even false notions

Topic |   Hong Kong schools
Students take the Diploma of Secondary Education exam amid the coronavirus pandemic in April. Controversy has erupted over the removal of the words ‘separation of powers’ to describe Hong Kong’s political structure from Liberal Studies textbooks. Photo: Xiaomei ChenStudents take the Diploma of Secondary Education exam amid the coronavirus pandemic in April. Controversy has erupted over the removal of the words ‘separation of powers’ to describe Hong Kong’s political structure from Liberal Studies textbooks. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Students take the Diploma of Secondary Education exam amid the coronavirus pandemic in April. Controversy has erupted over the removal of the words ‘separation of powers’ to describe Hong Kong’s political structure from Liberal Studies textbooks. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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