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SED to visit Singapore

     The Secretary for Education, Mr Michael Suen, will lead a delegation to Singapore on Monday (July 6) to attend the International Education Roundtable.

     Mr Suen will take part in the Ministerial Roundtable to discuss education systems worldwide. Education leaders will share their views on how to lead their jurisdictions to meet the challenges ahead, school leadership and the teaching profession, as well as the role of technology in teaching and learning. Mr Suen will share Hong Kong's experience in these areas on Tuesday (July 7).

     The roundtable will bring together education ministers and senior government officials from Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sweden and the United States for an open dialogue. Mr Suen will take the opportunity to hold bilateral meetings with the Mainland, Australia and Singapore.

     Mr Suen will also join the 9th World Convention of the International Confederation of Principals to listen to school leaders sharing their experience in meeting modern challenges in school leadership.

     On the third day of his visit, Mr Suen will visit a local primary and secondary school to see their achievements in different areas including gifted education, professional sharing and support among teachers.

     Mr Suen will also give a speech on nurturing talents for new opportunities during a dinner talk organised by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Singapore) on Hong Kong's latest developments in different areas.

     Other members of the Hong Kong delegation include President of the Hong Kong Institute of Education, Professor Anthony Cheung; Principal of Yan Oi Tong Tin Ka Bing Secondary School, Mr Tai Hay-lap; Deputy Secretaries for Education Mr Michael Wong and Dr Catherine KK Chan.

Ends/Friday, July 3, 2009
Issued at HKT 16:09


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