Since the “Training Teachers for the Future: Transnational Educational Issues” during the past few years were highly recommended by the participants, our Centre was invited by the College of Education of San Francisco State University (SFSU) to organize this program again in the first two weeks of June 2010 (31 May to 11 June 2010). Fourteen students from San Francisco State University joined this summer course to gain an exposure to the practices of education in Hong Kong and China.
The program mainly included lectures and school visits. The topics of lectures are: “ Hong Kong Educational System-Bands” (delivered by Dr. Cheung Chi Kim, HKU), “ Awareness of Chinese Characters” (delivered by Dr. Ki Wing Wah, HKU), “Recent Historical & Educational Developments in China” (delivered by Prof. Gerry A. Postiglione, HKU) and “Struggles and Survival of Hong Kong Minorities” (delivered by Ms. Fermi Wong, HK UNISON). We would like to express our sincere thankfulness to the above speakers for their great talks and sharing.
Three schools visits, which were most welcomed by the participants, have been arranged during their stay. The schools are Renaissance College, an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School; PLK Portuguese Community School, a school for newly arrived children from Mainland China; and Delia Secondary School – Broadway, a school serving non-Chinese speaking students.
We do treasure the interactions and intercultural exchange within this summer course and we look forward to have this collaboration in the coming year!