It is useful to have access to a good dictionary or translation tool when traveling in a country where you do not speak the native language. Check out the resources below, recommended by an American student who taught in rural China:
Information about school emergency drills such as fire drills or drills for other natural disasters may not be available online. However, according to an American student teaching abroad in rural China, her school has evacuation procedures for fires that are reviewed at least once per term, and occasionally the local fire department is brought in to do demonstrations, similar to many U.S. schools.
Another way to be prepared is to be aware of some of the other common natural disasters that may occur in Hong Kong aside from standard school fire drills:
To find more background information about the educational system of Hong Kong, try these tips for searching the library catalog:
Here are some keywords that may be useful in your search:
The Hong Kong Education Bureau is the official government body overseeing educational matters in Hong Kong. Their website, which is available in English, features an extensive collection of resources and information. Particularly relevant sections of the website are highlighted below, but there may be useful other information found elsewhere on the site.
There are many library resources that provide background information on educational issues in Hong Kong. Try these articles available through the library's collections. The first article is available in print in the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library's reference collection, and the second is available online.
Online publications from the OECD and UNESCO may also provide useful information:
Try looking at the following library resources for further information:
Before you leave, review these teaching tips from a student who is teaching English in China. Her teaching experience is in a rural school, which may have a different environment than Hong Kong, but there still may be some similarities:
For information about cultural norms in Hong Kong, try these resources:
To find more resources in the library catalog, try searching using the following keywords:
It may also be helpful to review these cultural tips from a student who is teaching English in China. Her experience is in a rural area, which may have a different environment than Hong Kong, but there still may be some cultural similarities:
There are many journals focused on various aspects of education in the Asia-Pacific region. The following journals are available online through the library's website and can be searched for relevant articles: