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  1. News - China - EDUCATION

    Migrants' children, as young as six, join fight for school places in Beijing

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 06:21pm by AFP

    ... migrants to Beijing (population 21 million) are increasingly finding their children barred from school, even if they have lived there for decades. Parents and academics say the new restrictions ... the population size of megacities". A government plan released later said China would provide 100 million migrant workers with urban hukou s by 2020-- but mostly in smaller cities. "These ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    International school ‘facing crisis’ in catering to Hong Kong’s expanding French community

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 06:04pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Application handed in for government site as growing French population creates 'crisis' French school in running for campus in Kowloon ... principal Christian Soulard. "We are facing a crisis," he says. "The growth of the French population is just a matter of fact, which means we're having this problem ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong textbooks contain negative stereotypes on cultures and religions, researcher warns

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:58am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... in Hong Kong, where more than 90 per cent of the population is Han Chinese. "Children don't necessarily know diverse people," she says. "Teachers, too, may not. If they're ...

  4. News - China - EDUCATION

    Police probe cheating scandal after dozens of Henan students caught hiring others to sit exams

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 09:20pm by AP, Keira Lu Huang

    ... for what tier of university they can enter. Competition in Henan is especially intense because it has a large student population and fewer allocated slots at universities compared with many other ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Larger Primary One classes will affect teaching quality, says teachers' union

    Posted May 12th 2014, 04:45am by Johnny Tam

    ... population change in the district and will last for some years," union president Fung Wai-wah said. Fung said because of the new measure, at least two primary schools in Kwun Tong would have ... of changes in pupil population. ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Top marks for Asia in 2014 global education index

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 09:46am by Linda Yeung

    ... levels across the population. Indonesia was ranked bottom in the index, preceded by Mexico and Brazil. Andreas Schleicher, OECD's deputy director for education, is quoted as saying ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    CityU protest demands curb on mainlanders

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 03:38am by Phila Siu

    ... A spokeswoman for CityU said mainlanders made up only about 10 per cent of the undergraduate population, a ratio she said was similar to those at other universities. Hongkongese Priority is the same ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - EDUCATION

    Book review: Minority Education in China, by James Leibold and Chen Yangbin

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 06:41pm by Linda Yeung

    ... and Diversity in An Era of Critical Pluralism reveals the challenges facing education for the non-Han population. It brings together essays by 21 experts exploring different aspects of education ... education, but this is the first to present the challenges in light of Beijing's efforts to instil a sense of national belonging among its ethnically diverse population. This volume presents ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    'Guanxi' crucial in kindergartens' forays into mainland China

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 11:14am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... which is considered a norm in China," he said. MMI plans to return to the Chinese market, which offers enormous potential because of its large population. "But we are particularly ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Rwandan student in Hong Kong eyes hopeful future on 20th anniversary of genocide

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 05:46am by Lana Lam

    ... and moderate Hutus by the ruling Hutu militia. At least 500,000 people- about 20 per cent of the country's population- died during 100 days of killing. For Numugabo, tomorrow will be a reminder ...




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