蔡少琪:惡鬥的政治環境下,我們不要灰心,要堅持栽培下一代,改變人心 (上載日期:201231 )

時代議題和信仰的反思

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信仰與時代

 

 

作為基督徒,作為牧者,實在掛心香港最近的風浪。但我們切不可灰心!

在壞事中,掌權的神可以成就美事:

香港人對普選的熱切大大加深了,香港人對領袖的期望加增了,香港人開始經歷民主政制或政治鬥爭等洗禮!

這也是香港要面向祖國,在世界洪流站立,必須經歷的過程。

當香港的媒體的注目在特首門,在鬥爭,在醜聞,在個別人選時

我們不要忘記,更核心的工程在人心,在栽培下一代。

最近華爾街日報討論歐美亞的教育對比,對亞洲的教育限制有所提醒,我們不少家長和教育人士也是困在其中。

以下連結,若有空,可以看看。

聖經教導我們,要多為再上掌權者禱告,為曾特首和有崗位的禱告,為罪人禱告,為人心改變禱告。

願神將厚恩臨一切憑良心服事香港,敬畏神,敬畏上天的人。

 

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蔡少琪

 

就以溫家寶總理曾用的名句互:“苟利國家生死,豈因禍福避趨之”-林則徐文忠公 ...

但那等候耶和華的,必從新得力,他們必如鷹展翅上騰,他們奔跑卻不困倦,行走卻不疲乏。40:31

孟子說:樂民之樂者,民亦樂其樂;憂民之憂者,民亦憂其憂。樂以天下,憂以天下,然而王者,未之有也。(孟子·梁惠王下)

蔡少琪:積極面對特首選舉的惡鬥和鬧劇:不能灰心!香港的良善力量要站起來!上載日期:23-2-2012時代論壇版本)(傳播版本

 

亞洲“虎式教育”的隱形代價

Asian Education's Failing Grade: The much-hyped "tiger education" has hidden costs.

http://chinese.wsj.com/big5/20120301/opn073354.asp?source=whatnews

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203960804577245221715596672.html

Why East Asian Students Are Superior

http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2012/02/17/worlds-best-primary-schools-theyre-in-east-asia-report-says/

上海學生考高分是中國教育的失敗

http://www.fuleis.com/xw/2010/12/10/29.htm

 

The average 15-year old in Shanghai is performing math at levels that are two or three years ahead of students in the U.S., Australia, the U.K. and Europe,

South Korea spends around half of what the U.S. spends on its primary school students, yet South Korean pupils outperform their U.S. counterparts in reading, math and science.

孩子們很疲憊壓力很大他們接受了過度教育。這種精神在過去幾十年帶來了很大的好處但在今天卻造成了另外一個問題過度教育overeducating

作為一名虎式教育的“圈內人”我可以作證的是在這個從搖籃到穿上畢業禮服的馬拉松式學習過程中學生實際學到的東西非常之少。韓國在國際教育調查中的原始考試數據貌似不錯但它掩蓋了學生普遍無法用批判性思維分析問題的事實他們知其然卻不知其所以然

At least in China, such rankings are not necessarily cause for celebration. Many Chinese see the country’s education system, in particular its failure to foster innovation, as one weakness preventing it moving further along the path to superpower status. The country’s students have increasingly flocked to the West for college, and even high school, in an effort to escape the rote memorization prevalent in Chinese schools and cultivate the sort of creativity seen as producing figures like late Apple founder Steve Jobs.

所以說,中國在產生中等水準的會計、電腦程式師和技術專家方面是沒有問題的。可那些引領21世紀全球經濟所需要的企業家和創新者呢中國最有前途的學生還是必須到海外去培養他們的管理能力和創造力,在那他們必須拋棄被灌輸給他們的那套以考試為中心的學習方法。

the national university entrance exam

In a culture where failure is rarely if ever tolerated, the pressure to perform on Korea's aspiring (and tired) 17-year-olds is unimaginable.

If on this test-taking 'D-Day,' the student hits a home run, she is set for life. But anything short of this may leave a student feeling like a permanent failure.

They know the what, but don't know the why. In this new century, outside the box thinking will matter more than South Korea's test-taking skills.

因而對於美國有能力讓它最聰明的學生成長為世界上最優秀的科學家和商人中國是羡慕這種能力的

The failings of a rote-memorization system are well-known: lack of social and practical skills, absence of self-discipline and imagination, loss of curiosity and passion for learning.