—Hong Kong’s Education Overhaul “Reforms to undergraduate curriculum aim to push the country toward innovation by unleashing students’ creativity” As far as educational reforms go, Hong Kong’s most recent experiment may be among the most ambitious. During the 2012–13 academic year, the former British colony converted all eight of its publicly funded universities from a British-style, three-year undergraduate curriculum to a more international four-year curriculum used by countries such as the U.S. These changes follow 2009 reforms to the secondary school curriculum. The duration of high school was shortened to three years from four, and the emphasis on testing as the primary measure of academic success was shifted to a more holistic approach to education that aims to give students a more meaningful academic experience.
by Linda Wang |
September 02, 2013