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RGC Public Lectures - Social Mobility and Youth Advancement in Hong Kong Society

Two leading scholars have been invited to deliver public lectures on Social Mobility and Youth Advancement in Hong Kong Society organized by the Research Grants Council with the Hong Kong Central Library on 5 December 2015 (Saturday). Details of the lectures are as follows:

Topic Speaker Time
Identities of Youth in Hong Kong: Values, Well-being and Views

Professor Chui Wing Hong (Professor, Department of Applied Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong)

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Educational Experiences, Spiritual Health and Life Satisfaction of Hong Kong Secondary Students with Diverse Cultural Backgrounds

Dr Celeste Yuen Yuet Mui (Associate Professor and Associate Head, Department of Education Policy and Leadership, Hong Kong Institute of Education)

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre G/F, Hong Kong Central Library (Location Map)
Language: Cantonese
Free admission on a first-come, first-served basis.

For enquires, please contact us at 2524 3987 or rgc@ugc.edu.hk.

First Session

Topic: Identities of Youth in Hong Kong: Values, Well-being and Views
Speakers: Professor Chui Wing Hong
Time: 5 December 2015 (Saturday) 2:30pm - 3:30pm


Brief introduction:

Evident in recent incidents, particularly over the year, there is a pressing need to understand the thinking of youths in terms of their views on social mobility and advancement in Hong Kong. Responding to the void, using a sample of tertiary-educated post-90s younger adult cohorts, this study attempts to conceptualize their identity formation, cherished values, sense of well-being, and views within a framework that elucidates their lifeworlds in Hong Kong's sea of changing landscapes and developments.


About the Speaker:

Professor Chui Wing Hong is Professor in the Department of Applied Social Sciences at City University of Hong Kong. He was a former outreach social worker who worked with at-risk and delinquent youth in Hong Kong before completing his master's and doctoral degree in the University of Cambridge. His research interests lie in youth studies, delinquency, and criminology.

 

Youth Voice

Long and Winding Road

Youth in Decision-making

 

Second Session

Topic: Educational Experiences, Spiritual Health and Life Satisfaction of Hong Kong Secondary Students with Diverse Cultural Backgrounds
Speaker: Dr Celeste Yuen Yuet Mui
Time: 5 December 2015 (Saturday) 3:30pm - 4:30pm


Brief introduction:

Due to the long standing examination-oriented school culture and the neglect of personal spiritual health, our findings show that Hong Kong mainstream Chinese secondary students have relatively low levels of life satisfaction, a lack of sense of purpose in life and disconnected relationships when compared with their South Asian peers. This lecture discusses how educators, policy makers, parents, spiritual educators and students should collaborate to ensure their curriculum is responsive and relevant to the real needs of the youths.


About the Speaker:

Dr Celeste Yuen Yuet Mui is Associate Professor and Associate Head in the Department of Education Policy and Leadership, the Hong Kong Institute of Education. She began her career as a teacher and had served as a manager and supervisor in both primary and secondary schools for many years. She was a visiting scholar at the UCL-Institute of Education, England and Guangzhou Teacher Institute, China. She lectures in effective educational leadership, diversity, special education and intercultural sensitivity. She has authored and coordinated related courses. Her research areas include curriculum, citizenship, subjective well-being, spiritual health and student engagement with school and civil society. She earned her doctorate from the Institute of Education, University of London and has been actively engaged in researching Chinese immigrant and South Asian minority education and policy in Hong Kong. She has led more than 18 research projects funded by the Education Bureau (Hong Kong), HSBC, Oxfam Hong Kong, the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Institute of Education. Her research findings have attracted much media attention and contributed to public policy debates.

 

Holding press conference to disseminate the project findings with media

Promoting social integration of cultural diversity in Hong Kong organized by the HK Outstanding Students' Association

A Taste of University Life: An experience learning for project students