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Sign language: Breaking the sound of silence


Most deaf students who attend mainstream schools currently have little chance of learning sign language. Besides, there is a limited supply of qualified sign language interpreters in Hong Kong – only around 50. What will life be like for the deaf if sign language disappears one day?

Science education in Hong Kong: The 2015 PISA report and educational reforms


Hong Kong students did not perform as well on the science portion of the 2015 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) as compared to prior assessments. Also, enjoyment of science among students was found to have decreased. This week the Centre analyses some of the potential factors behind the decrease in PISA science scores and possible ways to improve the situation.

We are the champions: A winning formula for vocational education


Many electrical and mechanical maintenance industries are facing an aging workforce. Some industry insiders believe this is mainly down to outsiders lacking understanding of the industry and overlooking the technical expertise involved. One way to enhance the industry’s image and recognition is to make use of large-scale worldwide competitions such as WorldSkills. What lessons can be learned from Mainland China and South Korea?