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  1. Education department rejects reports of shoddy building probe

    Posted May 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui The Sichuan Education Department has denied media reports that an investigation revealed that the strength of the quake, building age and design flaws were responsible for the collapse of schools. Department spokesman Zeng Zhongliang said the department had not started such an investigation and had not released any reports, and media reports suggesting otherwise were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/639482/education-department-rejects-reports-shoddy-building-probe
  2. Young, educated people tipped to join ranks of the homeless

    Posted Nov 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Welfare groups say the government should prepare for a new class of young and relatively well-educated people joining the ranks of street sleepers in Hong Kong, which ... no longer afford rents or mortgages, they might be forced out of home.' The Social Welfare Department estimated there were 351 registered street sleepers in Hong Kong as of September 30, up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/660807/young-educated-people-tipped-join-ranks-homeless
  3. Education on safe sex needed: poll

    Posted Jan 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Scarlett Chiang Sex education should cover how to have safe sex and use a condom, according to more than 60 per cent of respondents to a Chinese University of Hong Kong survey. The university's social work department interviewed 821 people, more than half of them over 35, seeking their views on sex education. Nearly 90 per cent said sex education should be started in or before ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/624703/education-safe-sex-needed-poll
  4. Educators renew call for professional body

    Posted Oct 14th 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... from any educator is intolerable,' said Dr Yu, of the Hong Kong Institute of Education's educational policy and administration department. The current council could issue guidelines ... Mimi Lau The city needs a professional teachers' body with statutory powers, the Council on Professional Conduct in Education has urged in the light of recent scandals involving ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/656186/educators-renew-call-professional-body
  5. Wan Chai named richest, most educated and oldest district

    Posted Apr 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Wan Chai is the richest of the 18 districts of Hong Kong and Sham Shui Po is the poorest, according to statistics released by the Census and Statistics Department yesterday. ... lower if the department had not taken into account those better-off residents in Mei Foo Sun Chuen,' said Ms Sze, referring to the affluent estate at Mei Foo MTR station. 'It shows ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/632117/wan-chai-named-richest-most-educated-and-oldest-district
  6. Boarding schools a boon for education system

    Posted Dec 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... students from elsewhere increases our international connections. Departing expatriate families would have an option to leave children behind if they moved to places where education standards were ... Hong Kong's aspirations of becoming a regional education centre have been given a considerable boost by the government's suggestion that a range of schools should consider taking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665319/boarding-schools-boon-education-system
  7. Looking at gifted education through a local lens

    Posted May 28th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem The government needs to adapt its approach to gifted education to a more local context or it will be 'doomed to fail', an expert has warned. Shane Phillipson, associate professor at the Hong Kong Institute of Education's Department of Educational Psychology, Counselling and Learning Needs, said concepts of giftedness varied widely between different cultures, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/639374/looking-gifted-education-through-local-lens
  8. Official in talks on Tibet urges 'legal education'

    Posted Jul 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk The Communist Party's top official in talks with envoys of the Dalai Lama has urged cadres in Qinghai province to step up 'legal education' among Tibetan monks 'to create a good social environment for the smooth staging of the Olympic Games in Beijing'. Du Qinglin , director of the United Front Department, told cadres in Qinghai to step up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/646900/official-talks-tibet-urges-legal-education
  9. Party leaders call for moral education after three murders

    Posted Nov 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Top party leaders have called for better moral education after shocking murders of two teachers and a professor in the past month. Leading the call was Li Changchun, a Politburo Standing Committee member, who said moral and ideological education must be stepped up among the country's youth. In a letter to a conference in Hangzhou on the moral education ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/658728/party-leaders-call-moral-education-after-three-murders
  10. Drug rehab school plan still alive, says Education Bureau

    Posted Jul 17th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam A drug rehabilitation school's application to use a vacant school campus in Mui Wo is still under consideration, the Education Bureau says. The bureau, the Narcotics Division of the Security Bureau and the Social Welfare Department were jointly assessing Christian Zheng Sheng College's request to use the school premises, a bureau spokeswoman said. The drug ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/645488/drug-rehab-school-plan-still-alive-says-education-bureau

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