Bulletin Vol. 7 No. 4 Dec 1970

T H E C H I N E S E U N I V E R S I T Y O F H O N G K O N G T H E U N I V E R S I T Y BULLETIN VO L UME SEVEN DECEMBER 1970 NUMBER FOUR C O N T E N T S Research Project on Secondary Education in Hong Kong . . . . 1 Computing Centre 2 Members of the Senate 4 Publications 4 Members of the Graduate Council 1970-71 10 The Chinese Language Press Institute Third Annual Assembly . . . . 10 Seminars of The Comparative and International Education Society . . 11 Staff Profiles 1 1 Comings and Goings 11 College News 12 R e s e a r ch P r o j e c t o n S e c o n d a ry E d u c a t i o n i n H o n g K o n g Work on a Research Project on Secondary Education in Hong Kong, under the auspices of the University, began in September 1970. The Project was initiated with the conviction that the time had come for Hong Kong to look into the various aspects and different levels of its education. It was also felt that it would be more profitable at this stage to do some basic groundwork from which further and more specific investigations on education in Hong Kong might proceed. It is hoped that the Project will bring a significant contribution to the system of education in Hong Kong. The Project, expected to be completed in 2 1/2 years, is being funded with a grant of US$61,000 made to the University by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Negotiations with the Carnegie Corporation of New York were started about four years ago by Dr. Choh-Ming Li, Vice-Chancellor of the University, to whose efforts were added those of Prof. C.T. Hu, Professor of Comparative Education at Teachers' College, Columbia University and Visiting Professor of Education at this University last year. Purpose of the Project The Research Project on Hong Kong Secondary Education is undertaken for the purposes of 1. promoting scholarly research within the University with a view to strengthening its instructional programmes; 2. training a group of research workers who may in the future take part in various types of related research activities in Hong Kong; 3. conducting a comprehensive study of the current situation of Hong Kong secondary education; and 4. seeking to clarify the socio-economic and cultural meaning of secondary education in contemporary Hong Kong society. The study will employ both "library" and "field" research methods. Throug h "library"research the Project hopes to identify, collect, organize, and present all essential and pertinent factual data on the secondary phase of education in