The Shadow Education SIG members gathered again on 23 October, Wednesday, at 3:30 pm in RMS 403, HKU. The SIG had two speakers: Feng Suyuan (a PhD student) presented on “Brokers Behind the International University Admission: An Investigation on Education Agents in China” and Wang Haoxian (a guest speaker from Fudan University, China) presented on “The Impact of China’s New Private Education Policy: Observations from the Private Tutoring Industry”.
The SIG was chaired by Dr Nutsa Kobakhidze and joined by Dr Hugo Horta from HKU and Dr Kevin Yung from the Education University of Hong Kong.
“The Shadow Education SIG members met on October 2, 2019 to listen to a presentation by a PhD student Pubali Ghosh on “Secondary students’ decision-making on private tutoring in West Bengal, India. The SIG was moderated by Dr Nutsa Kobakhidze and well attended by the current PhD and MEd students. Dr Kevin Yung from the Education University of Hong Kong joined the meeting”.
The Shadow Education SIG’s meeting was held on 27 September, Friday. The presenter was Mr Li Jun (PhD student at SCAPE) with the presentation title “Teachers’ Transformation into Businesspersons in the Shadow Education System in China: A Theoretical Framework.”
The Shadow Education SIG met on 17 September and hosted a talk by Wang Hao from Education University of Hong Kong. Based on his MEd dissertation, Wang Hao shared findings from the study Private Supplementary Tutors’ Identity Construction in Mainland China.
The talk was joined by Emeritus Professor Mark Bray, Dr Ora Kwo and Dr Kevin Yung. Dr Nutsa Kobakhidze moderated the talk.
Sharing with all of you a wonderful time!
Location: Runme Shaw Building, 202, HKU campus.
Date: Wednesday, 26th June
Time: 18:00 – 21:00
You are warmly invited to the following event: ‘Learning from History’: Film Screening and Panel Presentation
Film: ‘First They Killed My Father’
Dr. Peter Cunich, History Department, HKU; Dr. Margaret Lo, Education Faculty, HKU; Mr. Ravindra Ngo, Cambodian Association of Hong Kong
Chair: Dr. Liz Jackson, CERC Director, HKU
Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Time: 19:00 – 22:00
Venue: LG109, K.K. Leung Building, HKU
History is important, to learn from the past and not repeat it. Yet history can be difficult, even painful to uncover, and challenging to a ‘safe’, ‘happy’ classroom environment. This event is organised by the Comparative Education Research Centre, HKU and the Cambodian Association of Hong Kong. ‘First They Killed My Father’ is a 2017 thriller directed by Angelina Jolie based on the genocide of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. After the film, experts share views on learning from history, in Cambodia and worldwide.
For more details, please visit this site: https://www.eventbank.com/event/movie-screening-first-they-killed-my-father-followed-by-discussion-12995/?pk_campaign=Movie%20screening
Free Admittance and all are welcome!
Our second event was held on March 21st, and it was another great evening sharing and learning from each other. Thank you to everyone who attended the event and voiced their thoughts and experiences.
Although it was a sensitive topic, we all learned from the sincere discussion we shared afterwards. As several of us are teachers here in Hong Kong, it was difficult but also enlightening to see the universal similarities between children and how we must always be vigilant and open to those who may be ostracised, suffering, or feeling alone. The safe schools program, although needed for gun violence in the USA, held some insight to all educators in creating a safe space where no child is left to feel like violence and aggression are the only way out.
We now look forward to our next event, on Monday April 29th, where we will be sharing about non-violent resistance. We will listen to TED Talks from experts on the subject, followed by brief presentations from six of our SIG members on different instances of resistance. From the #metoo movement, eco-activism, to political resistance, we hope to give an insight to how non-violent resistance can form and take shape all over the world.
Please join us for an insightful and interesting evening.
Location: HKU Campus, Runme Shaw Building, Room 402
Time: 18:00 – 21:30
All are welcome but please register your attendance using the QR code on the poster or at https://forms.gle/zbyNy5KTzcwzLzWC7
If you would like to contribute to future events then please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.