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Liberal Studies|The Education Association approves the political "murder" of the Education Bureau and urges the authorities to withdraw the changes

2020-11-28T21:51:16.147Z

The Secretary for Education, Yang Runxiong, announced yesterday (26th) that the senior high school general education subject will be renamed and cancelled the core independent subject research (IES) of the undergraduate. The Education Association criticized the Education Bureau’s approach as "murder" general knowledge and ordered



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Written by: Huang Yingjin

2020-11-27 21:17

Last update date: 2020-11-27 21:51

The Secretary for Education, Yang Runxiong, announced yesterday (26th) that the senior high school general education subject will be renamed and cancelled the core independent subject research (IES) of the undergraduate.

The Education Association criticized the Education Bureau's approach to "murder" general education, which caused the general education to lose its soul, contrary to its original intention, and worried that it would affect the international acceptance of the curriculum.

The Education Association continued that the changes ignore the opinions of the school curriculum review task force. Vice President Ye Jianyuan questioned that if the plan is implemented after careful consideration, there must be relevant discussion records within the Education Bureau. If the Education Bureau fails to list the relevant documents, it will be " Politics override professionalism."

The Education Association believes that the government should withdraw the current change plan and refer to the task force report to change the general education.

The Education Association held a press conference today on the changes to the Liberal Studies subject. The Education Association believes that the relevant changes are like "murder" in the Liberal Studies subject, which makes the General Studies lose its soul and violates the original intention of cultivating students' independent and discerning thinking.

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Education Association: Liberal Studies loses its soul and may lose its international recognition

The Secretary for Education, Yeung Yun-hsiung, officially announced the changes to the Liberal Studies subject yesterday, including the rename of the Liberal Studies subject, the change of assessment method to qualified or unqualified, the deletion of half of the course content and class hours, the abolition of independent research studies (IES), and the addition of relevant national development , Constitution and Basic Law education content, require students to participate in mainland inspections, and textbooks must be approved.

Feng Weihua, president of the Education Association, pointed out today (27th) that the relevant changes are like the "murder" of general education, which makes the general education lose its soul and violates the original intention of cultivating students' independent and discerning thinking.

He criticized the government for only considering politics and not the interests of students.

Zhang Ruihui, director of the Education Research Department of the Education Association, is also worried that the changes to the Education Bureau will undermine the international acceptance of the curriculum and cause serious obstacles to Hong Kong students' further studies.

Ye Jianyuan questioned that the Education Bureau temporarily overturned the final report for political reasons.

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Feng Weihua criticized the government for only considering politics and not the interests of students.

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Education Association questioned the Education Bureau's political overriding professional

Tian Fangze, vice chairman of the Education Association, pointed out that the government ignored the recommendations made by the school curriculum review task force on the arrangement of the general education. Without consulting the education sector, it made major changes to the general education and even contradicted the report’s recommendations. So "Politics overrides professionalism."

Ye Jianyuan, vice president of the Education Association, questioned that the Education Bureau temporarily overturned the final report for political reasons.

He pointed out that if the changes are implemented after careful consideration and professional judgment, the Education Bureau must have relevant discussion records and documents. Therefore, the Education Bureau is required to list the relevant documents. "Can you please check it out on Monday?", otherwise, Confirm that the government’s approach has political considerations.

Tian Fangze pointed out that without consulting the education sector, fundamentally making major changes to the Liberal Studies subject is that "politics override majors."

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Education Association urges to withdraw the changes

The Education Association urges the government to withdraw the current change plan and refer to the task force report to change the Liberal Studies.

Feng Weihua emphasized that the Education Association does not reject the changes, but the curriculum review involves significant student interests and must be implemented cautiously. If the government attempts to control education to eliminate opposition, the result will be nothing but hope.

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