Bulletin Vol. 2 No. 2 Aug 1965

T H E C H I N E S E U N I V E R S I T Y O F H O N G K O N G T H E U N I V E R S I T Y BULLETIN V O L U M E T W O ”¤ A U G U S T 1 9 6 5 ”¤ N U M B E R T W O C O N T E N T S Page Repo rt on School o f E du cation ...................... 1 N ew President o f N ew Asia©¤ D r. O u T s u in -C h e n ........................................ 2 Social W o rk E d u c a tio n ........................................ 3 N ew T each in g M e thods©¤ A T im e ta b le o f A c tio n ............................... 3 G ifts to the U n iv e rs ity ........................................ 4 E x tra -M u ra l Courses ........................................ 4 C om ing Events ................................................. 5 Lecturers ........................................................... 6 Com ings & G o in g s ................................................. 7 REPORT ON SCHOOL OF EDUCATION T h e Report o f the Comm ittee on the Establishm ent o f a U n iv e rs ity School o f Education has been approved in p rin c ip le by the U n iv e rs ity Council. T h e fo llow in g are extracts o f the R epo rt: On the Need ”° T h e 'sign ifica n t c o n trib u tio n ' (F u lto n Report, 267) th a t is expected o f this U n iv e rs ity 's graduates is the teaching o f Chinese and other subjects in m iddle and secondary schools. T h e p u b lic has expressed anxiety over the d w in d lin g supply o f such teachers from sources outside H o ng Kong. I t is h ig h ly desirable fo r the Chinese U n iv e rs ity to produce them at an early date. ”° In order to delineate this demand, a simple ques tionaire was sent to 107 m iddle/secondary schools in June, 1964........ we learn from the responses tha t the num be r o f teachers req u ire d w ill be more than the present system o f professional tra in in g in H o n g K o n g can supply. ”° Besides the need o f employers, we have taken in to consideration also the num be r o f Chinese U n iv e rs ity students who intended to choose teaching as th e ir profession. T h e to ta l is 161 fo r 1965. ”° In view o f the need expressed by the comm u n ity in general, and by some employers and students in p a rtic u la r, we recommend th a t a School o f Education be established by September, 1965. T h is is in harm ony w ith the F u lto n C omm ission's recomm endation to set it up at an early stage.”± On the Function ”° We recommend th a t the School o f E du cation should offer in itia lly a one-year postgra­ duate course in teacher education leading to the D ip lom a in E ducation m a in ly fo r graduates o f th is U n ive rs ity. A co ro lla ry o f th is fu n c tio n is th a t the School should prepare m a in ly teachers using Chinese as the m edium o f in s tru c tio n . ”° W e do n o t ru le out, however, the p o s s ib ility o f p ro v id in g fa cilitie s fo r advanced study and research in education leading to the award o f higher degrees £» and p a rt-tim e study leading to a postgraduate ce rti ficate in education fo r selected graduate teachers in H o n g K o n g . B u t bo th categories should belong to a late r stage o f developm ent." On the Size o f Enrolment " I n view o f the lim ite d fu n c tio n recommended in Section I I £¬ it fo llow s th a t the in itia l en rolm e nt should be lim ite d , and we recommend th a t the School should enrol 40 graduates from this U n iv e rs ity in 1965/66, and th a t the po sition should be reviewed in 1966/67 in the lig h t o f the actual demand fo r places by graduates and the em p lo ym ent rate.”± T h e C omm ittee members were: M r . H .T . W u (C hairm an), M r. J. Canning, M r . T .C . Cheng, Prof. N .K . Henderson, D r. H o Chung C hung, D r. C.S. Tsang, M r . W ang C h i, and D r. C .C . L ia n g (Secretary). M r . K_J. A ttw e ll was also a m em ber p rio r to his de­ pa rtu re from the Colony on home leave. O n the recommendation o f the V ice -C hance llo r, the C o u n c il has appointed M r . H .T . W u , Registrar o f the U n iv e rs ity , to be con cu rre n tly D ire c to r o f the School o f E ducation pend ing the ap po intm en t o f a perm anent Professor. T h e school w ill be housed on the th ird flo o r o f L iu Chong H in g Bank B u ild in g on N a than Road.

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