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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Frustrated Hong Kong parents turning to alternative education

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 11:01pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Frustrated by Hong Kong's rigid, test-oriented schools, more parents are seeking alternatives We don't need no education RTC Gaia School ... an atypical approach to education- and one that is increasingly sought by Hong Kong parents. Alternative schools like Gaia provide creative curriculums in what directors and parents say are more ...

  2. Alternative Career Options In Law

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:29pm by Randee Stever

    ... alternative career options in law will pay well and provide them with meaning and self-worth. Some lawyers looking for a new profession may find their calling as an author. Lawyers are often required ... legal documents. Legal education helps future authors train in paying attention to detail, meeting deadlines, and acquiring great research skills. Another great option for lawyers looking ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    'Boutique' college offers alternative path to post-secondary education

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:00am by Luisa Tam

    ... to post-secondary education. Monir Khan has found an English-speaking environment that fulfils his needs, and has just completed the first of two years in the international business programme at Yew Chung ... by the belief that students should have an international education experience from early childhood to the post-secondary level, Chan created Yew Chung in 2008. "We are targeting quality ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - NEWS

    Education news

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 09:39am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com Subsidy set for mainland path Hong Kong students who have been admitted to the first year of undergraduate programmes at mainland higher education institutions under a government scheme may submit applications for subsidies until August 29. In his policy address, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying announced the scheme to provide an alternative ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION

    Alternative education in Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com Disenchanted with mainstream education, parents are increasingly opting for alternative schools for their kids. Some are even starting their own, writes ... in mainstream education may be hurting youngsters' overall development and happiness, a small but growing number of parents have sought alternative kindergartens for their children. Of late, a few, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION: ANALYSIS

    Hong Kong needs an alternative to national education

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung Education Editor linda.yeung@scmp.com It is high time the government stopped wasting effort and came up with a replacement arrangement for the controversial subject NATIONAL EDUCATION PLAN B NEEDED As the campaign against national education outside government headquarters in Admiralty continues to gain momentum, the key issue is what alternatives there are to replace ...

  7. In search of an alternative education

    Posted Oct 21st 2010, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... are regarded as offering an alternative education to the mainstream schools. They are sought by parents for the unique education they offer. Many of them are also 'democratic schools'. ... Leila Chan, who writes on alternative education. She said making home schooling legal allowed the flexibility to run an alternative school even with a limited budget. For Chan, having different ...

  8. News - World - UKRAINE

    China calls for 'alternative solution' to crisis after Ukraine attacks Russian convoy

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 09:21pm by GDN

    ... of confrontations and conflicts in an alternative way". Xi was speaking to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, according to Xinhua. Xi’s comments come at a time of renewed concern over ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrats offer Beijing an 'alternative' report on electoral reform

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:06am by NG KANG-CHUNG, Peter So

    ... report on reform A group of 23 pan-democratic legislators has produced an "alternative" report on electoral reform, which they have deemed a final bid to persuade Beijing to accept ... meetings with pan-democratic lawmakers due to start today. The pan-democrats said the alternative report was needed because a report on electoral reform submitted by Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying ...

  10. Studying Traditional Chinese Medicine

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 10:32am by Pim Savetmalanond

    ... Pim Savetmalanond Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has become more popular globally as an alternative form of treatment when conventional therapies don’t seem to work. While considered pseudoscience by some, there are more studies being conducted on TCM and some medical schools have begun to include alternative treatments in their programs. Some Western doctors, especially those ...




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