In Hong Kong on January 3, the voice of calls for general education to examine the issue has continued. General education and social events are closely linked, but there are loopholes in the implementation, easy to let ulterior motives spread and permeate biased information, so that some students are \"poisoned \". On 3 March, the Education Committee of the Hong Kong Legislative Council, adopting the proposal of the Legislative Council member Mr Yung Hayn, decided to set up a Sub-committee to examine the impact of school-based policy on the compilation and regulation of teaching materials for kindergartens and primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong.
On Wednesday, the Education Committee of the Hong Kong Legislative Council continued to discuss the proposal of the Legislative Council Member, Mr Yung Hay-n, to consider whether to set up a sub-committee to study the compilation and regulation of teaching materials for kindergartens and primary and secondary schools.
Speeches by Hong Kong opposition lawmakers, Mr Cheung Chi-hung and Mr Hui Chi-feng, said the proposal was \"overblown\" and said there was an effective system for reviewing textbooks and no need to waste any more time.
In response, the motion's member, Mr Yung Hain, retorted that the purpose of the panel was not to target the general education course but to look at all the biased or false teaching materials used in the general education course. She said there was a great deal of concern about general education materials without trial, and that students were easily influenced by the political ideas instilled by teachers and teaching materials without full discernment. Therefore, the teaching materials prepared by teachers must be reviewed in advance, and the bias should be dealt with in a timely manner, rather than after the teaching materials have been instilled in the students.
Zhang Guojun, a lawmaker from the Hong Kong Legislative Council, said there were frequent complaints from parents of biased teaching materials, but there was no mechanism to examine how serious the problem was. He stressed that teachers could have their own ideas, but should not spread biased and radical political ideas to students. Members of the Legislative Council, Mr Chiang Lai-yun, pointed out that of the 2,000 students arrested since the storm, more than 300 were in primary and secondary schools, with the youngest being 12. Jiang Liyun questioned the opposition members, in the face of such shocking figures, do you think the establishment of a committee to monitor the textbook is a fuss?
Speaking at the meeting, the Secretary for Education, Mr Joseph Yeung, said he fully supported the Legislative Council's discussion on the establishment of a panel study on the teaching materials for young and middle children. However, it was difficult for the Hong Kong Education Bureau to comment one by one on the number of teaching materials.
The final recommendation was adopted by 17 votes to 11, without abstentions. The Education Committee of the Hong Kong Legislative Council will set up a group to oversee the development of teaching materials for secondary schools, primary schools and kindergartens in Hong Kong.
Previously, hong kong media have repeatedly revealed that people with ulterior motives have exploited the \"no trial, no standard\" loopholes in general education to produce a political propaganda material called \"teaching materials\" to incite students to participate in \"resistance\" or even radical and illegal acts. Mr Wong, a member of the CPPCC National Committee, said the current turmoil in Hong Kong was a full demonstration of the collapse of the education system, which left young students without learning, virtue, rudeness, justice and family. Hong kong's education community should learn from the pain, and be bold in self-criticism and self-innovation in order to calm the chaos. (Sasha Cheung, Overseas Network)