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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Autistic children 'held back' by Hong Kong's rigid education system

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 03:35am by ADA LEE AND LO WEI

    ... schooling. Both the Education Bureau and the Social Welfare Department rejected its funding applications. An Education Bureau spokesman said the funding request was not rejected because it offered ... Ada Lee and Lo Wei One per cent of pupils may be affected and they need more help to reach potential, say educators Autistic children 'held back by rigid system' A lack ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1462707/autistic-children-held-back-hong-kongs-rigid-education-system
  2. News - China - EDUCATION

    Kung fu lessons on timetable in Jiangsu province

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:18am by Mimi Lau

    ... official from Jiangsu's education department said having the martial art as a compulsory part of physical education was not only beneficial to students' health and development, but also ... that their children may get injured once they take up kung fu. A Jiangsu education official told the Modern Express newspaper that there were virtually no full-time martial arts teachers in secondary schools. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1481379/kung-fu-lessons-timetable-jiangsu-province
  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF boss hoping to build bridges with the local education sector

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Belinda Greer believes group can introduce a fresh and holistic approach to teaching ESF boss hoping to build bridges within local education sector The English Schools Foundation's chief executive Belinda Greer says she hopes her group can bring new ideas developed overseas to the education sector in Hong Kong, and develop partnerships ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1466514/esf-boss-hoping-build-bridges-local-education-sector
  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF should boost Putonghua lessons, says departing chief executive

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Departing English Schools Foundation chief executive Heather Du Quesnay is encouraging her successor to consider developing a stronger Chinese curriculum. Du Quesnay, who ends her term ... of its long-frozen HK$283 million annual government subsidy in stages from August 2016, creating a challenge for her successor, veteran British educator Belinda Greer. Du Quesnay is confident ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1263937/esf-should-boost-chinese-curriculum-says-departing-chief-executive
  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Intel donates HK$14m in equipment to Chinese University

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by DANNY LEE

    ... donated HK$14 million worth of equipment for a new research centre at Chinese University's computer science and engineering department as part of a partnership with the institution. "We ... is to engage with top universities and create an environment that makes the next talent," said JoZell Johnson, Intel's global manager of higher education programmes. Students at Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1466521/intel-donates-hk14m-equipment-chinese-university
  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    More Form One classes to be axed this year, say education officials

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 04:37am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com But policy to shrink class sizes will help sustain some schools, education officials say More Form One classes to be axed this year More Form One classes are expected to be cut this year because of a drop in the number of pupils entering secondary schools, education officials said yesterday. But the officials added that the measures already taken ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1451883/more-form-one-classes-be-axed-year-say-education-officials
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Parents petition government as minister refuses meetings over loss of kindergarten's premises

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 06:36pm by Johnny Tam and Shirley Zhao

    ... at a Tin Shui Wai kindergarten facing closure were left "disappointed" after a surprise meeting with the education minister yesterday. Dozens of concerned Topkids parents were granted an audience with Eddie Ng Hak-kim for about half an hour at the Education Bureau's New Territories West regional education office after they petitioned outside the government headquarters. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1486032/parents-petition-government-minister-refuses-meetings-over-loss
  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Tin Shui Wai kindergarten's ousting shows market failure, lobby group says

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:08am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shui Wai preschool which was ousted from its campus by a rival shows the market-driven system is detrimental to early childhood education, an advocacy group for free kindergartens says. "Early childhood education is often seen by the government as a private-sector responsibility," Gail Yuen Wai-kwan, convenor of the Alliance on the Fight for 15-year Free Education, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1479392/tin-shui-wai-kindergartens-ousting-shows-market-failure-lobby-group
  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Parents at ousted kindergarten reject offer of places at replacement

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Court, Kingswood Villas campus after rival Zenith International Education Foundation outbid it. "We chose Topkids in the first place for our kids because we have confidence ... a suggestion the government has rejected because the site is earmarked for a primary school. Law Wai-mei, spokeswoman on early childhood education for the Professional Teachers' Union, urged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1481066/parents-ousted-kindergarten-reject-offer-places-replacement
  10. News - World - EDUCATION

    Revised SAT exam seeks to retain relevance as critics question its worth

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 10:49pm by AFP

    ... with after-school and weekend classes in strip malls or in one-on-one sessions that can cost as much as US$500 an hour. Some educators wonder about the worth of the SAT. "The SAT will remain a weak ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1486184/revised-sat-exam-seeks-retain-relevance-critics-question-its-worth

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