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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. 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, ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. BOOK (1985)

    Posted Apr 18th 2010, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... increasingly takes the form of entertainment. Our politics, religion, news, athletics, education and commerce have been transformed into congenial adjuncts of show business, largely without protest ...

  5. Power of persuasion is key

    Posted Mar 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Susie Gyopos Imagine if you could confidently expect to get what you want without stomach-clenching nerves or temper tantrums. According to Mark Palmer and Scott Solder, authors of You Need This Book to Get What You Want, you and I can get people on our s ...

  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. standards set and supervision increases for HOME schooling

    Posted Aug 28th 2004, 12:00am by Jason Gagliardi

    ... Jason Gagliardi Proponents of home schooling will have to make sure their own education is up to scratch, following a new set of rules to regulate standards issued by Thailand's Education Minister Adisai Bodharamik. In recognition of the fact that home schooling is gaining popularity among Thai parents, Mr Adisai said the new rules had been devised to ensure home-schooled ...

  8. Parents back in class to help educate their kids

    Posted Mar 14th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Kong when you are faced with one of the world's most complicated education systems due to the territory's background. To ensure they are better equipped to negotiate the complex terrain of Hong Kong's education sector, some have chosen to go back to school to learn how to be a more supportive parent and help their children through the education system. The Open ...

  9. Seven-year-old prodigies for gifted academy

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and training body beyond secondary school pupils. Exceptionally able primary pupils are set to benefit from the change, after the Academy for Gifted Education enrolled a record 1,600 secondary pupils ... the academy, because the rationale for gifted education was to encourage independent thinking, Tommis said. Globally, about 2 per cent of pupils are considered gifted. Such children normally possess ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Home-schooling on the mainland

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by XU DONGHUAN

    ... examination-based, rigid school system, and are seeking alternatives for their children. While most were mulling over their education options, Zhang Qiaofeng took a bold step a year ago and pulled his son ... Hannah Xu donguan.xu@scmp.com Home schoolingis an antidote to the mainland's rigid education system, but it may not suit all young minds, writesHannah Xu Homeand away One week after ...




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