Issue 26 – Students achievements redefined: Problems with standardized testing in Hong Kong and effective alternatives of assessment

By Oscar Ho (ELED Year 2 student 2019-20) Under the influence of elitism, the academic environments have been fostered to become increasingly competitive such that the potential ‘elites’ are selected and nurtured for the future. For years, standardized testing has played a chief role as a comprehensive and objective measure in selecting such candidates for …

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Issue 25: Globalization and Cultural Diversity: The case of McDonald’s in Hong Kong

By Angus Cheng (ELED Year 5 student) McDonald’s is a popular American fast food chain across the globe. As defined by Knight and deWit (1997), globalization refers to “the-flow-of-technology, economy, knowledge, people, values, [and] ideas across borders” (p.6). The spread of McDonald’s fast food from America shows the flow of economy across borders. Ritzer (1992) …

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