A new 4-year undergraduate program in Hong Kong

Tan Lei Shek, Lu Yu, Joav Merrick

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Have universities forgotten their educational role and guiding students to grow up? With specific reference to Hong Kong, the university structure was a three-year program before 2012/13 academic year, which was modeled after the British system, but with the introduction of the higher education reform, university structure was changed to four years, with the additional year devoted to general education. At The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), the General University Requirements (GUR) were designed to promote the holistic development of the students. In this book we summarize the evaluation findings and answer the question of how well the desired graduate attributes were achieved. It is our modest wish that through this book, we will have a better understanding of the implementation of the general education program in Hong Kong.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUniversity Students
Subtitle of host publicationPromotion of Holistic Development in Hong Kong
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781536125375
ISBN (Print)9781536125351
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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