Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Farzana Aslam Reflects on Hong Kong's Education System on Children's Day (SCMP)

Farzana Aslam
South China Morning Post
4 April 2017
April 4 marks Children’s Day in Hong Kong, a time for reflection on whether we as a society are doing enough to ensure the well-being of our children.
     There has been much attention on the intense pressure faced by children in the local school system. In order to keep up with the demands of continuous assessment, children have hours of homework to complete daily, at the expense of sleep and play, both of which are fundamental to their growth.
     As a result, education reform is high on the political agenda. Recent calls for the government to scrap the Territory-wide System Assessment (TSA) for Primary Three pupils resulted only in a move to replace it with a Basic Competency Assessment that the government says is much improved... Click here to read the full article.

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