Speaker Series: East Asian Culture, Governance and Economic Growth
Much of the astonishing growth and success of countries like China, Korea, Japan and Singapore has been attributed to governance cultures influenced by Confucianism with strong centralised structures. Prof Hong Hai, Adjunct Professor and Senior Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies, NTU, discusses if these paradigms of governance can and should endure.
Nobel Laureate Lecture: Looking to the Frontiers of Fundamental Science
Nobel Laureate in Physics 2004, Professor David Gross outlined some of the great unknowns at the frontiers of Fundamental Science, particularly on how the Universe began, how we are trying to find the answers to these questions and what the answers might be.
Systems Leadership to Turn Around the Lowest-Performing Schools
School principal leadership is the second most important in-school factor—after teacher instruction—impacting student achievement. Dr Coby V. Meyers from the University of Virginia shares his thoughts on the role of school system leadership in turning around failing schools.
Two Histories and National Identity in Hong Kong: Junior Secondary History and Chinese History Curriculum Review
How would teachers and students in Hong Kong be affected by the new curriculum on Chinese History? Dr Micheal Lee from the Department of History at the The Chinese University of Hong Kong shares his thoughts.