直 資 不 如 學 券 制

香港的直資中學,一向被認為是較具獨立性、較津貼中學有更大自由度去編制課程的中學。可是,日前教統局首席助理秘書長陳嘉琪博士發表文章,宣布全港所有學生,包括直資中學的,推行配合教改的新高中課程,必須修讀中文科。
由於同時學習三種語文會比較吃力,有直資中學校長已經表明原先的外語科──例如法文課程──將會變成興趣班。非華語學生連僅有的直資空間也遭教統局剝削,他日非華語學生若因中文成績欠佳而未能於本地升讀大學,則只能怪香港其實不是一個「國際城市」。
再看教統局此舉不但把香港「國際城市」、「多元化社會」的招牌拆下,趕絕中國人以外的學生,更宣布直資中學實際上與津貼中學無異,只是名義不同而已。家長原以為直資中學有較大彈性,付出較高學費報讀直資學校,以逃避教改帶來的破壞,當日千辛萬苦的努力,今天付諸流水。
陳嘉琪博士的文章中多番指出強迫學生接受廣東話授課,是為了提升競爭力。另外,文中又指「當中國語文在全球掀起熱潮,炙手可熱的時候,我們必須確保學生有學習中國語文的機會,才可以提升他們在社會的競爭力。」如果廣東話教學真如文中所言,「可以提升學生在社會的競爭力」,則請陳博士解釋為何高官們傾向將其子女送往沒有強迫「兩文三語」的英美等國家?
而且,隨著中國經濟發展,「全球炙手可熱」的「中國語文」,是指普通話和簡體字,不是教統局的廣東話與繁體字教育。如果陳嘉琪博士真的認為學習中國語文的競爭力如此重要,有沒有膽量走出來說推行簡體字教育?
但問題的重點不在於「選甚麼」,而在於「誰去選」。最關心自己子女適合修讀甚麼語言的,一定是其家長,所以出錯的機會也較中央指令的「教改」為低。
改多年來一直無法改善教學質素的原因,主要是每次教改也要全港學校一刀切改革,迫令所有教師和家長都要跟從,但是在教統局的計劃經濟之下,三幾個官僚不可能知道所有學生的需要,以致當中必然會產生教改犧牲品。
開放教育,透過學券制還給家長其應有的選擇權,通過學校與學校之間的競爭來提升優質教育,才是提升競爭力的方法。陳嘉琪博士,香港的家長是很精明的,不要當他們是教瓜,代他們去選擇啊!

高明輝

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9 responses to “直 資 不 如 學 券 制

  1. Agreed! But bureaucrats will resist. Because they will lose their jobs. Change management suggests that we should reduce the resistance in order to make it happen. One of the ways is to establish a rating corporation to create jons for the education inspectors. The parents would need ratings and transparency in choosing a school. It’s win-win.

  2. Agreed! But bureaucrats will resist. Because they will lose their jobs. Change management suggests that we should reduce the resistance in order to make it happen. One of the ways is to establish a rating corporation to create jons for the education inspectors. The parents would need ratings and transparency in choosing a school. It is win-win.

  3. 通告: 為 老 師 減 壓 , 推 行 學 券 « 蘋果裡的蘋果批 - Uncut version

  4. As a parent, I strongly support the “voucher" system and would like to propose a referendum from “every parent of students studying in Hong Kong" to seek a view on such system. In a democratic (-to-be, unfortunately) society like HK, the education bureaucrats should not oppose to this method as a referendum results obtained from all Hong Kong schools would be fair to all concerned! Donald Tsang should then abide by the result of the referendum!

  5. Dear Jimming,

    I dun think the bureaucratic rating is that important for the parents. But you are right. It’s only for compromising.

    Dear C Wong,

    I m still thinking whether referendum is suitable to a parliamentary system. Could we have a mixture of direct and indirect democracy?

    But just as Jimming said, bureaucrats, and maybe the teachers, will resist. Many officials will be fired and they are difficult to find a job paying as much as they received.

  6. I think we can now take Mr Donald Tsang’s word yesterday,"My government will have consensus-building as its governance style. Policy formulation will take a bottom-up approach." Seek the views of parents by PTA as a bottom-up approach. Actions speak louder than words!

  7. Will pieatapple write to all chairpersons of PTA in HK (the list can be found at http://embhsc.hkedcity.net/chi/pta_list.php) and initiate a poll as the first step. I’m sure all PTA chairpersons will be happy to comply with your request as they will then have one more constructive activities for the PTA members!

  8. Good idea!! But I dunno how to organise. Any suggestions?

  9. 亂吹”學券制”成效害市民

    不要迷信學券制,
    你知道80年代的學店的質素嗎?
    你見到賺持續進修基金的課程質素嗎?
    你知道一筆過撥款令社工的月薪被開刀嗎?

    (在美國,Public High School鬼見愁
    在香港,大多官校打崩頭)

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