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First International Conference on School Guidance in the Chinese Communities to be held tomorrow

     The First International Conference on School Guidance in the Chinese Communities will be held in Hong Kong from tomorrow (July 4) to July 6 under the theme "Development of School Guidance: Past and Future".

     The conference is jointly organised by the Education Bureau of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Hong Kong Baptist University, with the support of East China Normal University, Taiwan Normal University, Taichung University of Education and the University of Macau.  The conference will be conducted every two years in other places across the Strait after the first one held in Hong Kong.

     The conference is a major educational event in Hong Kong, attracting the active participation of about 200 academics, professionals and front-line practitioners from various places to present papers, review literature and analyse school guidance practice and prospects from different angles. In addition to Hong Kong, Mainland provinces, Taiwan and Macau, the participants also come from Singapore, USA, Japan, Australia and Germany. In all more than 700 academics and professionals have enrolled to attend the conference, with over 300 coming from outside Hong Kong.

     There will be nearly 120 talks and workshops covering a wide range of topics including curriculum guidance, assessment for guidance services, adventure-based guidance, caring school culture, peer counselling, mental wellness and more.

     The opening ceremony will be held at 9am tomorrow at the Academic Community Hall of Hong Kong Baptist University. The Permanent Secretary for Education, Mrs Cherry Tse; President and Vice-Chancellor of the Hong Kong Baptist University, Professor Albert Chan; Vice President of East China Normal University, Professor Ren Youqun; and Dean of Education of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Professor Leung Seung-ming, will officiate at the opening ceremony.

Ends/Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Issued at HKT 15:10


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