Hong Kong Institute of Education Address

Address by Professor Brian Caldwell on behalf of those receiving the degree of Doctor of Education Honoris Causa at the Hong Kong Institute of Education 18 November 2012

Chancellor the Honourable Leung Chun-ying, Council Chairman Mr Pang Yiu-kai and members of the Council, Acting President Professor Cheng Yin-cheong, staff, students and friends of The Hong Kong Institute of Education, It is a pleasure to speak on behalf of the five recipients of honorary doctorates to express our appreciation for the honour you have bestowed on us: Dr Rebecca Lee Lok-sze, Dr Edwin Leong, Professor Geoff Whitty and Professor Zhong Binglin. We come from different fields and from different parts of the world. Our diversity conveys to all that the Institute is global in its outlook and global for those like us who are proud to be your ambassadors.

The Institute has accomplished much in its short history. It has had a profound impact on education in Hong Kong, but your leaders and academic staff have built a formidable reputation on the international stage. In my field of education policy and education leadership, I can say that scholars everywhere not only know of your work but hold it in the highest esteem. I mention in particular the leadership of your Acting President Professor Cheng Yin-cheong, who is President of the World Educational Research Association (WERA).

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