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  1. It's tough outside school for teachers

    Posted May 06th 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... schools said whole-life learning had caused extra work, 8 per cent cited inadequate training for teachers as a problem and 7 per cent said schools did not have enough resources. Other problems ... par, Mr Kwok said some students were not proactive enough to take the initiative to learn. Some did not pay much attention during school outings. Mr Kwok said whole-life learning, which enabled ...

  2. Learning valuable lessons

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... university degree to commence in September. Yet the impact of reform measures launched a decade ago is still being felt. Schools are continuing with efforts to instil more motivation and inspiration ... and international schools- although the level of resources with which each school is armed varies greatly. There are also differences in learning and teaching approaches. As featured in this guide, more ...

  3. Graduate teachers in demand ahead of new school year

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong Government measures to relieve stress spurs drive to recruit students early Students in their final year of teacher education are being snapped up by schools even before ... including the injection of more funding into the capacity enhancement grant and the provision of more teachers to schools admitting mainly lower-band students. Students usually received offers ...

  4. Teachers are scared for their futures as cuts go on

    Posted Sep 06th 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... education spending to avoid teacher redundancies. It was concerned the increasingly stressful work environment might lead more teachers to follow in the footsteps of a teacher at Rosaryhill School ... hotline had received 22 calls from teachers over the past nine months. Most feared that they would be forced out of their jobs soon because their schools had to cut the number of classes due ...

  5. Sports teachers need ongoing training: study

    Posted Apr 21st 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... than six years ago. The team of four, led by Professor Amy Ha Sau-ching, found that 90 per cent of 183 sports teachers in primary schools- or 164- were positive about curriculum changes. ...

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    Pupils polled on three top changes for happier school life

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by Ng Kang Chung

    ... K.C. Ng kc.ng@scmp.com In a poll, youngsters call for more events outside class, less homework and more teacher praise Three things that will make pupils happier at school More school ... up to Form Three were asked to rank a list of what schools could do to make their time in school more pleasant. The survey found that 70 per cent of respondents wanted schools to organise ...

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    Corruption in schools must be stopped

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 12:00am by Kelly Yang

    ... or outright bribes to get a child into a school. Teachers run for-profit cram schools on the side and ask their own students to enrol. The situation has become so appalling that, according ... if they want more tailored counselling. I personally know of several Chinese teachers who tutor their own students- students whose grades they control- after school for payment. I've also seen ...


    Teacher victims of mass shooting recalled as dedicated to students

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg The teachers who gave all in life and death Dawn Hochsprung was known as the open and friendly face of Sandy Hook Elementary School, a 47-year-old principal pursuing a doctorate ... shovelled snow from an ailing neighbour's walkway. They were among the six adults killed in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Mandy Ives, 49, said Hochsprung ...

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    Sha Tin Baptist school scraps launch of national education amid protests

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Website notice tells parents that instead of launching the controversial new subject it will continue to teach civic and moral education Baptist school scraps national education One of the seven primary schools known to be planning to teach national education announced yesterday that it would halt lessons in the contentious subject, ...

  10. Small school takes a national stand

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong and Ada Lee An 'alternative' private primary school started last year by a mother for her two children will be incorporating the controversial subject of national ... so there's an even greater need to learn about the country.' Private schools are not required to provide the subject, which is due to become compulsory in public primary schools ...




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