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  1. Jobless teachers protest over cuts

    Posted Jul 05th 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... tomorrow to protest against the treatment of redundant teachers and the government spending cuts on education. The march has been organised by the Hong Kong Professional Teachers' Union after it received complaints from 500 primary school teachers who were made redundant because the schools they taught in had to cut classes following a drop in the birthrate. The union argues teachers could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/420716/jobless-teachers-protest-over-cuts
  2. Teachers ordered to ignore isolated pupil

    Posted Oct 04th 2003, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier, Polly Hui

    ... Tape reveals how staff at a secondary school were told 'not to comfort' teenager shut in computer room for 5 months A group of teachers at an Aberdeen school have given the South ... months. The staff - about half the senior teachers from Po Leung Kuk Wai Yin College in Tin Wan - are frustrated that no action was taken to investigate, despite the fact that it had been reported ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/429961/teachers-ordered-ignore-isolated-pupil
  3. Teachers decry lack of action over student kept in isolation

    Posted Oct 07th 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... No reply a week after complaining to the government about their principal Teachers at an Aberdeen school are frustrated that no action has been taken a week after they complained ... dissatisfied with any school-related matters,' one of the teachers said yesterday. 'But how can we complain to the group about the principal? It would just be like complaining to the Chief ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/430307/teachers-decry-lack-action-over-student-kept-isolation
  4. Teachers are scared for their futures as cuts go on

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

    ... An increasing number of teachers are experiencing emotional problems at the thought of losing their jobs, a union warned yesterday. The Hong Kong Professional Teachers' Union said its 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/426998/teachers-are-scared-their-futures-cuts-go
  5. English teacher scheme

    Posted Dec 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Native English-speaking Teacher (NET) scheme could be scrapped to save money, the Legco panel on education was told this week. What do you think? Share your views: write to us. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/436768/english-teacher-scheme
  6. A profession where making the grade ensures rising social status - and stress

    Posted Sep 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the mainland's urban educational sector. 'The social status of teachers is increasing and many more people are now considering joining the profession,' she said. 'But on the other hand, the demands placed on teachers have also greatly increased, so the position is now incredibly stressful.' The standard of education among teachers has clearly increased. Ms Rong said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/427472/profession-where-making-grade-ensures-rising-social-status-and-stress
  7. Primary NETS face a gruelling first year

    Posted Jul 19th 2003, 12:00am by Michael Gibb

    ... IT HAS BEEN A bruising time for the first year of the primary Native English-speaking Teacher (NET) scheme. As the term draws to a close, at least one primary NET teacher is demanding compensation after what she claims to be a 'nightmare' year - reported in Education Post last week - and, according to a government spokesman, several others have quit. Scores of teachers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/422151/primary-nets-face-gruelling-first-year
  8. Programme brings English to life with big books and lively drama

    Posted Dec 06th 2003, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... cent more words and were more motivated, research by programme director Dr Ng Seok-moi found. The programme involves extensive teacher professional development, which was found to improve ... and misunderstandings often prevented this. Chris Wardlaw, deputy secretary for education, said the programme was consistent with the curriculum, but went further with its teacher development. 'It's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/437063/programme-brings-english-life-big-books-and-lively-drama
  9. Let children play more: researchers

    Posted Oct 15th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... variety in games to enhance their learning experience, education researchers said yesterday. The recommendations came after a survey of primary school students, parents and teachers showed ... of five local boys and girls schools. In addition, 387 parents and 164 teachers from the same schools were polled. Anna Hui Na-na, head of the university's child development centre, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/431174/let-children-play-more-researchers
  10. Despite reforms, rural schools still lag behind

    Posted Sep 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Guoyan, a secondary teacher from a remote village in Hubei province, has been looking forward to Teacher's Day today. This is the day local authorities have promised to pay his ... and the teachers get their salaries - although, clearly, not always on time. Wei Xiangchi, of the Central Education Research Centre, said the reforms tackled the problem of teachers' salaries ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/427473/despite-reforms-rural-schools-still-lag-behind

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