China News Service, Hong Kong, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) -- The Director of the Education Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, Yang Runxiong, said in a written reply to questions from members of the Legislative Council on the 16th that as of January 2022, the Education Bureau has held 22 training sessions on the Constitution, the Basic Law of Hong Kong and national security education. , more than 5,500 Hong Kong school related personnel participated.
Yang Runxiong said that the Education Bureau is stepping up efforts to support schools in all aspects to help students understand Chinese culture, national history, national conditions, national security, the Constitution and the Basic Law of Hong Kong, so as to cultivate students' recognition of Chinese culture and national identity.
Cultivating students' national concept and national identity is an important learning objective of Hong Kong's primary and secondary education, and it is also the meaning of school education.
Yang Runxiong pointed out that in order to strengthen the professional training of teachers in Hong Kong, the Education Bureau, starting from the 2020/2021 school year, will include the Constitution, the Basic Law of Hong Kong and national security education and a 4-day Mainland study tour into the core training of newly recruited teachers and teachers to be promoted. .
The relevant training has been launched since November 2020, and the study group has been affected by the epidemic and needs to be postponed.
He said that the current curriculum of primary and secondary schools and kindergartens in Hong Kong has covered important learning elements such as national history, Chinese culture and national identity.
Starting from the 2018/2019 school year, the Education Bureau has implemented Chinese history as an independent compulsory subject for junior high schools and reformed the curriculum content, emphasizing both ancient and modern, so that students can learn Chinese history comprehensively and systematically, cultivate a new generation of correct views on history, and have a comprehensive understanding of national history , cultivate their national identity.
In addition, the Education Bureau provides continuous professional training for in-service teachers of kindergarten, primary school general studies and middle school Chinese history to improve teachers' historical and cultural literacy and professional ability.