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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Schools sinking under rent pressure need government help to stay afloat

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 07:09pm by Philip Yeung

    ... Philip Yeung Philip Yeung says the vacant campuses in Hong Kong should be put to immediate use Schools sinking under rent pressure need government help to stay afloat Legendary ... the Canadian Overseas International School (now renamed Renaissance College) was allocated a vacant school building following its closure due to rent pressure. The kindergarten in Tin Shui Wai ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Teacher warns of misery at school

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:56am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Classes filled with depressed pupils led Belgian to set up art workshops to help children relax Teacher warns of misery at school Hong Kong is raising a generation of unhappy children who have forgotten how to laugh, says a former English teacher. Liesbeth Avern-Briers has worked in schools across Hong Kong- both international and local schools, from ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    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 ...

  5. Suen under pressure on small classes

    Posted Oct 20th 2007, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau The education chief came under pressure from lawmakers this week to extend small-class teaching to secondary schools. However, speaking in the Legislative Council education panel ... to hire 3,000 extra teachers and build 40 more schools. 'We would consider reducing secondary class sizes after the academic year 2009/2010,' Mr Suen said. 'But first we have ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    2 schools back out of Occupy Central talks under pressure: Benny Tai

    Posted Jun 20th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... and the schools, teachers or headmasters may be feeling pressure." He declined to say more about those schools or what the source of pressure might be. Earlier on RTHK, Tai slammed criticism that he ... Organiser Benny Tai suggests pressure over civil disobedience plan may have prompted two schools to withdraw their invitations for talks Two secondary schools have cancelled plans to hold ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health - FROM THE EXPERTS

    Children who refuse to go to school

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:14pm by XX

    ... to recognise that while it is a common condition, it is not a diagnosis. It is a reflection of an underlying problem. Children who suffer from school refusal generally fall into two types: they either ... of pressure as the results-orientated education system, and schools giving too much homework, unrealistic parental expectations of a child's ability and potential can be highlighted as the most ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Canadian teacher in Jakarta arrested over child sex allegations at school

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 10:32pm by AFP

    ... over a period of six months," he said. An Indonesian teacher at the school was also arrested on Monday for alleged sexual assault, Rikwanto said. The school has come under intense scrutiny ... of the country's most prestigious international schools. The teacher, an administrator at the Jakarta International School in the capital, could face up to 15 years' jail if found guilty, Jakarta ...

  10. letters

    Posted Feb 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are under pressure to achieve good academic results. Every day at school is as competitive as a race. All the tests, assignments and exams wear us down. Our parents and their hopes and expectations for us add to the pressure we feel. Our teachers and our peers also push us to do better, adding to our stress levels. Our own expectations can be the greatest source of stress for us. We all ...




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