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  1. News - World - EDUCATION

    Asian-American students succeed at school by trying harder than whites, say researchers

    Posted May 06th 2014, 09:56pm by AFP

    ... the researchers said. "These positive stereotypes may help bolster Asian-American achievement just as negative stereotypes have been shown to hinder the achievement of African-American youth," ... by cultural teachings that instil the notion that effort is more important than inborn ability, researchers said. They also endure "greater parental pressures to succeed than in the case ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1506124/asian-american-students-succeed-school-trying-harder-whites-say
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong textbooks contain negative stereotypes on cultures and religions, researcher warns

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:58am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... against. Others say different cultures cannot get along. In the "Political Globalisation" chapter in Longman New Senior Liberal Studies, published by Pearson, two pictures- one ... groups and cultures in all textbooks, Jackson says, adding: "In general, there is a trend that the discussions are oversimplified." The Educational Publishing Company says ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1538465/textbooks-taking-narrow-view-liberal-studies-hku-researcher-warns
  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Top DSE students of the class of 2014 voice concerns over future of Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 12:16pm by Staff Reporters

    ... different cultures". St Paul's Secondary School student Alison Kwok Wai-yi battled worsening vision impairment to score level 5 in Chinese and English, level 4 in maths and liberal studies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553921/top-dse-scholars-class-2014-voice-concerns-over-future-hong-kong
  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    New college head calls on government to focus on nurturing creative talent

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... "The government has never understood what a humanistic society is and what culture is," said Ho, who was appointed in March. "In terms of cultural, technological and creative policies, all it knows is to toss a lot of money into building the West Kowloon Cultural District or set up a committee." Many artists and arts administrators say the arts hub will fail ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542611/new-college-head-calls-government-focus-nurturing-creative-talent
  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Don't take Hong Kong's graft-free culture for granted, Bernard Chan tells youth

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 04:10am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com 'Don't take graft-free culture for granted' Passing on Hong Kong's largely corruption-free culture to the next generation includes fostering anti-graft awareness at the regional level, says Executive Council member Bernard Chan. As the chairman of a committee that organises youth education campaigns for the Independent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1492052/dont-take-hong-kongs-graft-free-culture-exco-member-bernard-chan
  6. News - China - EDUCATION

    People's Daily spars with New York Times over reported 'meddling' of Chinese language institute

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 04:30pm by Angela Meng

    ... language and culture institute after a New York Times report featured concerns it was “stifling” academic freedom in US universities. The New York Times on Wednesday reported that the American ... the People’s Daily quoted the dean of the Confucius Institute in Dusseldorf, Germany, as saying that CIs allow academic freedom more than other cultural institutions. He also said the institutes’ ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1536938/peoples-daily-spars-new-york-times-over-reported-meddling-chinese
  7. News - World - EDUCATION

    US and Canadian academics demand changes to Confucius Institutes

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 09:37pm by AP

    ... culture and language. "Allowing any third-party control of academic matters is inconsistent with principles of academic freedom, shared governance, and the institutional autonomy of colleges ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539702/us-and-canadian-academics-demand-changes-confucius-institutes
  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    International school ‘facing crisis’ in catering to Hong Kong’s expanding French community

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 06:04pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... "And [the landlord] is a non-profit organisation. Don't ask me," he says. Anne Denis-Blanchardon, the French Consul of Culture, Education and Science, says the consulate maintains ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1533363/french-international-school-facing-crisis-catering-hong-kongs
  9. News - China - EDUCATION

    Lucky prayers for 'gaokao', the exam of a lifetime for millions of would-be university students

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 02:58am by KEIRA HUANG

    ... the greatest educationalist in traditional Chinese culture- to bring luck to their children. If a Confucian temple is not available, a tree will suffice. Parents of students in Liuan, Anhui province ... with one child view the exam as a critical event that can change their future. The modern gaokao system was established in 1955, suspended from 1966 to 1976 during the Cultural Revolution, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1527044/lucky-prayers-gaokao-exam-lifetime-millions-would-be-university-students
  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Ethnic minority children stereotyped and belittled in Hong Kong schools, say parents

    Posted May 26th 2014, 05:32pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Teaching Chinese to ethnic-minority children is not enough, some parents and educators say Schools need a culture change Tanya Hart was surprised to learn that her seven-year-old son, Sam, was never asked about his culture and background by teachers at his local school. And she was in for an even bigger shock when she asked teachers why ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519659/ethnic-minority-children-being-stereotyped-and-belittled-local

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