The Centre for Governance and Citizenship (CGC) of The Hong Kong Institute of Education is presenting to you a seminar on "Are Liberal Studies Teachers Ready to Prepare Human Rights Respecting Students?: A Portrait of Teachers’ Attitudes Towards Human Rights", presented by Dr. LEUNG Yan Wing, Associate Director of CGC and Miss LO Yan Lam, Research Assistant of CGC, on 27th September 2011 (Tuesday), 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Room 14, 1/F, Block B1 (Room B1-1/F-14),The Hong Kong Institute of Education (Tai Po Campus) (10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po).
As in most countries, human rights education (HRE) in Hong Kong has never been high in the educational agenda. In 2009, a compulsory subject, Liberal Studies (LS) which could be used as a platform for HRE was introduced. A project with one of the objectives to study the LS teachers’ attitudes towards human rights and rule of law was launched by the Hong Kong Institute of Education from May 2009 to December 2011.
This seminar first provides a brief overview of HRE. Then, the potential of HRE in LS will be discussed, followed by the introduction of the Project. After that, the research design and findings of the survey will be presented. The findings show that there is a big gap between teachers’ understandings and the international human rights standard. Since the LS teachers’ attitudes are crucial in the effectiveness of HRE, the findings are alarming. The seminar ends with recommendations for further research and teachers’ preparation. Hopefully, the findings which reveal many shortcomings of the teachers could shed light on the preparation of teachers and arouse international concern on related research.
For details please refer to the poster attached. For enquiries, please contact Miss Peggy TANG at 2948-8944 or by email at .firstname.lastname@example.org
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