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  1. School teachers under pressure

    Posted Jan 15th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... that 96 per cent of school principals were stressed, mostly due to the fast pace of the education reforms. Teachers complain the reforms, which the government has been rolling out since 2000, mean ... schools is 22. What about the workload? Curriculum reforms mean there is more project work and extracurricular activity. Teachers say this means they must spend much more time on preparation ...

  2. Teacher suicides expose need to ease pressure on educators

    Posted Dec 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the onus of educating their children entirely on their teachers. In addition, office politics are omnipresent and schools are no exception. Every teacher is under enormous pressure to play ... no significance to their studies. At the same time, teachers work unusually long hours these days. Not only do they have to wake up early to ensure that they arrive at school on time, but they also get ...

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    Britain's academy school teachers 'pressured' to inflate grades

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 12:00am by RAJEEV SYAL

    ... their students' marks. "Many concerns have come from teachers within schools with new academy status that are under pressure to maintain high results," West says. "Where we see it being ... Rajeev Syal A dodgy mark-up in grades at British schools A significant number of teachers at academy schools contacted a confidential helpline to claim they are being pressured ...

  4. Up to 2,000 teachers in danger of losing jobs

    Posted Jun 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to start their education- putting the number of limited school places under further pressure. Speaking at a meeting of hundreds of teachers yesterday, union president Fung Wai-wah warned ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com As many as 2,000 teachers are at risk of losing their jobs when the new school term begins in September. That's due to falling demand for places ...

  5. Teachers pressed to do courses: lecturer

    Posted Jan 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Agnes Lam Stressed teachers, already overloaded with school work, are under pressure from their bosses to 'voluntarily' attend professional development ... since 2003. The bureau said the hours were merely an 'indicative target' and teachers could sign up for courses of their choice and at their convenience. Many schools, however, make ...

  6. Smart dress campaign to boost teachers' image

    Posted Sep 26th 2006, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani, Nora Tong

    ... and words. The chairman of the Association of Heads of Secondary Schools, William Yip Kam-yuen, said: 'I believe there is a bit of pressure on teachers to compete with private tutors ... and the search for knowledge.' Ho Lok-mei and Mok Chi-kong, who teach at the school, said they did not feel under pressure to buy new clothes. Pupils had mixed reactions. One said he felt like he ...

  7. Teachers exhausted by extra workload

    Posted Nov 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... that the government should cut the size of classes or employ more administrative staff to alleviate pressure on teachers. Hui Chin-yim, committee member of the Hong Kong Subsidised Secondary Schools Council, said teachers and principals were under so much pressure that some wanted to resign. He said one source of pressure came from the government's evaluation of teachers' accomplishments. ...

  8. Interviews leave laid-off teachers in limbo

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... added: 'The school representatives have already made up their minds before the interview sessions. 'They met us just because they were under pressure from the government to do so. Do ... Staff who were made redundant due to a cut in classes fear schools will see them as damaged goods Redundant teachers who attended government-organised job interviews yesterday said ...

  9. Mailbag

    Posted Oct 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and many schools in Hong Kong are totally exhausted. Teachers are under enormous pressure from the expectations of school principals and communities to improve public and internal exam results. ... secondary sectors happened to be available in schools which had met the ACM and AGM quotas. Finally, to help reduce the number of teachers required for small class teaching, and consequently ...

  10. For reform to work, government must help schools tackle frontline problems

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the new curriculum too difficult and broad. The third hurdle, which is the large differences in pupils' abilities and aptitudes, puts teachers under further pressure to accommodate ... and foremost is a shortage of teachers. Schools don't have enough manpower to keep pace with the changes in teaching, new learning activities and guidance for pupils envisaged by the new system. ...




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