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January 14, 2018

STEM Education in Secondary Schools: Improving Resource Utilization

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on STEM Education in Secondary Schools: Improving Resource Utilization     In the study, completed questionnaires were retrieved from 105 Hong Kong local secondary schools, which provide a fuller picture of the development of STEM education in secondary schools and the relevant resource usage. 9 secondary schools with remarkable practices were invited to participate in our case study, and 8 major strategies were therefore identified for resources utilization in promoting STEM education in secondary schools. An integrated analysis on the expert/scholar interviews and overseas case study on the US, Singapore and Estonia were […]
December 21, 2017

Building Public Trust in the Government

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on Building Public Trust in the Government     An onsite survey in early last month on 525 young people aged 15 – 34 noted that up to 80% (79.1%) of respondents said the lack of mutual trust between the administration and the public was a major obstacle to policy implementation.  Thirty-five (35%) believed the greatest meaning of trust it has is its potential to facilitate policy implementation.   Yet, 70.8% felt that the SAR Government did not trust young people. Sixty-three percent (63.4%) said that they did not trust the SAR Government. […]
July 30, 2017

Views of Senior Secondary Students on Taking a Gap in Their Studies

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on Views of Senior Secondary Students on Taking a Gap in Their Studies   A survey on 905 S.4 to S.6 senior secondary students noted that they have positive views of gap year. Respondents believed taking a gap can broaden students’ horizons, improve their independence and help students find their life goals. They scored an average 8.10, 7.65 and 7.58 points respectively on a 0-10 scale, where 10 indicated totally agree, while 5 indicated “half-half”.     If the Gap Year program was implemented in secondary school, 75.7% of the respondents said they […]
July 29, 2017

The Belt and Road Initiative and Its Opportunities for Youth

Journal of Youth Studies January 2017 Volume 20 . Issue No. 1 Serial No. 39   The Belt and Road refers to the land-based “Silk Road Economic Belt” and the seagoing “21st Century Maritime Silk Road”. The routes cover about 70 countries and regions from Asia to Europe. This innovative concept has aroused global concerns and discussions. The latest issue of the HKFYG Journal of Youth Studies (JYS) focuses on the Belt and Road Initiative and its opportunities for youth. How Hong Kong can capitalise on its unique status to enhance its position by taking full advantage of the opportunities offered […]
June 25, 2017

Young People’s Views on Togetherness

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on Young People’s Views on Togetherness     A territory-wide telephone survey on 519 young people aged 15 – 34 noted that an overwhelming majority (95.2%) of respondents considered social togetherness to be important to Hong Kong.  In their views, the greatest meaning for Hong Kong to have social togetherness is to improve people’s livelihood (27.6%), keep it moving on (27.4%), or increase people’s sense of belonging (20.8%).   Close to half (49.3%) of respondents referred to the sense of belonging when asked about the crucial element for social togetherness.  This is followed […]
May 31, 2017

How Young People Cope with Stress

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on How Young People Cope with Stress   The Youth I.D.E.A.S. (established by HKFYG Youth Research Centre) has released its study on “How Young People Cope with Stress”. Data gathered from 520 Hong Kong young people via a territory-wide random sampling telephone survey aged 12-29 showed that more than 60% of respondents indicated 6 points or above on a 0-10 scale (10 denoted the highest level level) when asked to rate the level of stress that they were facing.  Over 20% even said that their level reached 8 to 10 points.  The average […]
April 28, 2017

Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Development of Creative Craftsmanship in Hong Kong

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Development of Creative Craftsmanship in Hong Kong The Youth I.D.E.A.S. (established by HKFYG Youth Research Centre) has released its study on “Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Development of Creative Craftsmanship in Hong Kong”.  Data gathered from 520 Hong Kong Residents aged 18 or above showed that 28.2% thought the most disadvantage condition for craftsmanship development is the short of talents, 23.0% thought it is the short of space.  Some young creative craftsman cases revealed that space is the most significant problem in craft production.  There are also […]
March 28, 2017

STEM Education in Primary Schools

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on STEM Education in Primary Schools   A questionnaire survey on 520 P.4 to P.6 senior primary school students noted that 40.8% were not familiar with STEM Education. Respondents tend to believe that their creativity and problem solving skill were slightly above average, they scored 5.95 and 5.79 respectively (0-10 scale, 10 indicates extremely good ).   Primary Students polled did not participate in any kinds of STEM learning activity because they have too many assignments (49.8%), the classes are too costly (36.2%) and do not have passion for related subjects (36.0%).   […]
February 28, 2017

Young People’s Views on the Performance of Political Appointments

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on Young People’s Views on the Performance of Political Appointments     A territory-wide telephone survey on 532 young people aged 15 – 34 noted that more than half of them expected the Principal Officials under the Political Appointment System could have the abilities to grasp public opinions (57.7%), or with accountability spirit (55.2%).  Yet, some 65% (64.8%) of the respondents did not think that they trusted the Principal Officials.   Regarding the biggest problem of the System, 43.9% of the respondents said that there was a lack of a mechanism in monitoring […]