Panel on Education

Meeting on Thursday, 22 March 2007, at 10:45 am
in the Chamber of the Legislative Council Building


I.Confirmation of minutes
(10:45 am - 10:50 am)

LC Paper No. CB(2)1329/06-07

-Minutes of meeting on 12 February 2007

LC Paper No. CB(2)1292/06-07

-Verbatim transcript of special meeting on 28 February 2007

II.Information paper(s) issued since the last meeting
(10:50 am - 10:55 am)

LC Paper No. CB(2)1183/06-07(01)
(Chinese version only)

-Submission from Dr Anita POON Yuk-kang, Associate Professor, Department of Education Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University concerning alleged Government interference with academic freedom

LC Paper No. CB(2)1225/06-07(01)

-Extract from the confirmed minutes of the meeting of the Legislative Council Members with Kowloon City District Council members on 9 November 2006 concerning Mainland women giving birth in Hong Kong

LC Paper No. CB(2)1380/06-07(01)
(English version only)

-Letter dated 14 March 2007 from Mr Craig BOSWELL and Ms LEE Weston concerning the Special Allowance for Native-speaking English Teachers

III.Items for discussion at the next meeting
(10:55 am - 11:00 am)

Appendix I to LC Paper No.CB(2)1333/06-07

-List of outstanding items for discussion

Appendix II to LC Paper No.CB(2)1333/06-07

-List of follow-up actions

LC Paper No. CB(2)1277/06-07(01)
(Chinese version only)

-Letter from Dr Hon Fernando CHEUNG Chiu-hung concerning change of employment terms for staff of the Community College of the City University of Hong Kong

* IV.Grant to The Open University of Hong Kong for establishing a Centre for Innovation
(11:00 am - 11:30 am)

LC Paper No. CB(2)1333/06-07(01)

-Paper provided by the Administration

* V.Member's Bill on the governance structure of the English Schools Foundation
(11:30 am - 12:00 noon)

Meeting with the English Schools Foundation

LC Paper No. CB(2)1333/06-07(02)

-Paper provided by the English Schools Foundation

LC Paper No. CB(2)1358/06-07(01)
(Chinese version only)

-Letter dated 15 March 2007 from Hon Abraham SHEK Lai-him to the Chairman of the Panel

LC Paper No. CB(2)1358/06-07(02)

-Extracts from Chapters 3 and 4 of the Report of the Public Accounts Committee Report No. 43 dated February 2005

VI.Retitling of The Hong Kong Institute of Education as a university
(12:00 noon - 12:40 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)1333/06-07(03)

-Paper provided by the Administration

LC Paper No. CB(2)1333/06-07(04)

-Background brief prepared by the Legislative Council Secretariat

Meeting with deputations and the Administration
  1. Council of The Hong Kong Institute of Education

  2. Academic Staff Association of The Hong Kong Institute of Education
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)1412/06-07(01)](Chinese version only)

  3. The Hong Kong Institute of Education Students' Union
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)1412/06-07(02)](Chinese version only)

  4. Professor Louisa LAM Associate Vice President (Learning Enhancement and Development), The Hong Kong Institute of Education
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)1427/06-07(01)](Chinese version only)

  5. Professor Phillip MOORE Associate Vice President (Curriculum and Quality Assurance), The Hong Kong Institute of Education
    [LC Paper No. CB(2)1427/06-07(02)](English version only)
Written submission from individual not attending the meeting

LC Paper No. CB(2)1412/06-07(03)
(Chinese version only)

-Submission from Dr LAI Kwok-chan

VII.Any other business
(12:40 pm - 12:45 pm)

* All other Hon LegCo Members are invited to join the discussion of this item.

Council Business Division 2
Legislative Council Secretariat
26 March 2007