Feedbacks for iBook

Dear Grade 5 and 6 students,

We are working on a design project which we have to create an iBook about Parkinson’s disease. I would appreciate if you could read the iBook and gives us some feedbacks:
1. Which widget do you find it informative? Did it help a better understanding of the topic? A. review quiz B. Gallery C. Interactive image
2. Which widget do you find it least informative? How can we improve it? A. review quiz B. Gallery C. Interactive image
3. If you were to change one thing in the book, what would it be?

Link to the iBook:

Work and income Inequality

I am sure that “Elderly Women and Poverty in Hong Kong” article is written before 2010 because the government has improved a bit in terms of work and income inequality. The Minimum Wage Ordinance is an ordinance approved by the Legislative Council of Hong Kong to introduce a minimum wage in Hong Kong in July 2010. The executive branch proposed a minimum wage of HK$28 (~US$3.61) per hour in November 2010, which the Legislative Council voted to accept after much debate in January 2011. It came into effect on 1 May 2011.

Poverty and Crime

The rate of crime in Hong Kong is not that big. New york’s murder rate is 14 times Hong Kong’s. However Hong Kong still does have crime and 75,000 crimes took place in 2012. Even though Hong Kong it is not completely free of violence – it is still a safe place to be. Inequality and poverty are some of the main factors of crime in Hong Kong.”The number of mainland illegal immigrants arrested for crime has fallen to one-sixth of what it was 10 years ago, and the number of mainland visitors arrested for offences has also fallen, even though their numbers have increased massively.” Hong Kong Tax is some of the lowest in the world and is very well developed. Therefore, the education in Hong Kong included everyone. The better the education is, the less crime occurs.

Education, Economics, and Minority Groups

a)What are the factors that create educational inequality for these groups? If you like focus on one group in particular.
The reason why there is a educational inequality for Pakistanis is because they don’t get to have tutorial lessons like most of the Hong Kong citizens do because their parents don’t have enough money to afford tutorial fees. They also don’t get extra help from teachers because the teachers believe that it’s the kid’s problem while the kids studied really hard, trying to catch up the rest of the class. Most of the Pakistanis’ mother tongue language is English, the structure and the pronunciation of English are totally different from Chinese.

b)What do you think of the recommendations made by Dr. Celeste Yuen Yuet-Mui? If you agree, explain why. If you disagree, give at least one alternate solution.

I disagree with the recommendations made by Dr. Celeste Yuen Yuet-Mui because if foreigners come to hong Kong, they must understand Hong Kong’s culture which they should try to learn Chinese. I understand that Chinese is a difficult language, however, as the common language of Hong Kong is Chinese, if “no loser principle” scheme is carried out, Chinese will be recognised as a second language which is not fair to Hong Kong citizen because Hong Kong is part of China, Hong Kong citizen should learn more about its motherland.

A few words about words

I am comfortable with the word “prejudice” to describe the underclass. Underclass workers might experience discrimination in employment and hiring practice. People might thought they are shame in the society just by looking at their appearance, where they live or their nationality while some rich people are born with a silver spoon and they don’t know how vulnerable they are and the value of money, they thought money can buy everything. I am not comfortable using “poor” or “poverty-stricken” because its a bit negative. Money couldn’t buy happiness or love. Even if they are lack of money, doesn’t mean they are poor. More money without knowing how to handle it can also create more problems than it solves.

Housing Inequality

Screen Shot 2014-12-02 at 2.07.03 pmDear Diary,
My name is Chan Sui Hing. I have a her sick husband and two teenage sons. We lives in a shanty on the same rooftop. During the rainy season, the rain falls from the house from the holes on the ceiling. We came to Hong Kong from Guangdong, mainland China, in 2005 because the medical fee in Hong Kong aren’t as expensive as the one in mainland. I support my family with my job on a construction site. I need to pay around HK$2,000 (US$250) a month for rent. I can’t afford to live in an department,I really hope that the government can do something to improve the housing in Hong Kong.