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  1. Education Department should control textbook publishing

    Posted Apr 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... is to take away the middleman. The Education Department should handle the production of textbooks. Costs could be lowered, because the department would aim, not to make a profit, but to balance ... As education is both a human right and a cornerstone of society, it is not surprising that the government mandates that children attend primary and secondary school. However, given ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - BOATING

    Marine Department promises review amid shortage of mooring space

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:14am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com With lack of berths driving up rents and illegal moorings, Marine Department promises review Government will look into shortage of mooring space Community pressure ... Department has promised to launch a review of the berth situation within two months. The department is to appoint consultants in May, with the review to be completed by the middle of next year. ...

  3. News - World - SECURITY

    US Department of Defence to triple cyber staff in bid to thwart internet attacks

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 06:17pm by WASHINGTON POST

    ... the department networks or, most importantly, ensuring the security of the United States and critical infrastructure." The official added: "We want the Chinese to understand what ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong educators doing their best to help children with autism

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:16am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial HK educators doing their best to help children with autism I refer to the article by Toby Mountjoy (" How Hong Kong mainstream schools are failing children with autism ", April 2). As founder of the Autism Recovery Network (established in Hong Kong in 2005), I find it disappointing that Mr Mountjoy has decided to take a pessimistic view of the educational ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    An IB education stresses human values, but not an ideology

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:45am by Anjali Hazari

    ... Anjali Hazari life@scmp.com An IB education stresses human values, but does not foist a specific ideological position on students, a former senior educator tells Anjali Hazari An open mind ... more than 2,106 IBDP schools across the globe. The educational landscape of Hong Kong has participated in this impressive growth. The French International School was the first to offer the IBDP ...

  7. Education department accused of not doing enough to tackle problem

    Posted Jul 21st 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... 'I am very disappointed with the Education and Manpower Bureau,' said Dennis Wong Sing-wing, associate professor of social studies at City University of Hong Kong. 'I have held ... an education-for-all mission and have a large number of students with family problems- with more social workers. 'One social worker has to take care of about 1,000 students in each school. It is fine ...

  8. 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. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - DOMESTIC HELPERS

    Campaign to educate helpers on their rights following alleged Erwiana abuse

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 05:33am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG, Emily Tsang

    ... to return to court on March 25. Meanwhile, the Labour Department is set to launch a half-day course to educate newly arrived foreign domestic helpers of their rights in Hong Kong. Secretary ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Emily Tsang In wake of alleged abuse of Erwiana, new course launched for domestic workers Campaign to educate helpers on their rights Police and labour officials ...

  10. 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 ...




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