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  1. Sichuan police apologise for beating teacher

    Posted May 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou Sichuan police have apologised to a middle school after one of its teachers was severely beaten by seven policemen who mistook him for a fugitive, even though students and teachers tried to intervene. The policemen assaulted Yu Hui while he was about to enter an awards ceremony recognising him as an outstanding teacher in Shehong county on Tuesday. He ...

  2. You wake up... to find your family is gone

    Posted Dec 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... moved on, and is now married to an English teacher named Terry. They have a daughter, Grace, who she loves very much, to the point of being overprotective. One day, Cynthia appears ...

  3. Learn to trust

    Posted Sep 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kelly Yang If you asked me seven years ago whether parents and pupils in Hong Kong respect teachers, my answer would have been 'yes'. I remember the first time I ever set foot in a Hong Kong classroom. It was a local school and the children, with their lopsided bow ties and matching cardigans, were so cute. At the first prompting of a teacher, they lined up, marched ...

  4. Teachers stand up against 'moral lessons'

    Posted Aug 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com The city's biggest teachers' union has called on the government to scrap its plan to introduce mandatory moral and national education classes at schools after a survey of more than 2,000 of its members found widespread opposition to the proposal. The pro-democracy Hong Kong Professional Teachers' Union, which claims a membership ...

  5. How the team takes shape

    Posted Mar 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fan Shun-kei Scrumhalf, 26, 1.70m, 65kg Marketing manager Sevens: Three Jamie Hood Scrumhalf, 24, 1.77m, 84kg Teacher Sevens: Debut Kwok Ka-chun Prop, 25, 1.80m, 100kg Fireman Sevens: Four Simon Leung Prop, 29, 1.78m, 100kg Regional manager Sevens: One Seb Perkins Forward, 26 1.83m, 91kg Sales executive Sevens: Debut Adam Raby Winger, 24, 1.80m, 80kg Sports marketing Sevens: Debut ...

  6. Instilling a love of learning

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... up law to be a teacher- my peers, professors and family thought I was crazy. But it was the best decision I ever made. Why did you set up Kelly Yang Project after finishing law school? Asian ... be the best place to start KYP. What are your responsibilities? First and foremost, I am a teacher at KYP. I also oversee my team of teachers and handle administrative matters. What makes our ...

  7. Education Bureau's officers should be sent back to school

    Posted Jan 05th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of students. One main reason the bureau's policies are so flawed is that its senior officials lack the experience needed to understand the issues, experience that comes from being a senior teacher in a school. Many officers and inspectors are recruited from the ranks of general school teachers with around four years' experience. They have not had exposure to senior school-based management. ...

  8. letters

    Posted Jan 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... teaching would bring. Students in smaller classes would feel more at ease asking questions. They would also learn to think critically as their teachers would have more time to spend on each student. Students who fell behind would get more help and guidance from teachers. Paying attention would also be easier in this sort of relaxed atmosphere. With so many students in my class, ...

  9. Schools complain of teacher shortage

    Posted Dec 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong and Linda Yeung dennis.chong@scmp.com Even though pupil numbers are set to fall, an alliance of secondary schools has called on the government to hire more teachers to cope with the rising workload under the new academic system. The alliance cited a city-wide survey in which most secondary school teachers said they faced 'great difficulties' in grappling ...

  10. For reform to work, government must help schools tackle frontline problems

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and foremost is a shortage of teachers. Schools don't have enough manpower to keep pace with the changes in teaching, new learning activities and guidance for pupils envisaged by the new system. ... the new curriculum too difficult and broad. The third hurdle, which is the large differences in pupils' abilities and aptitudes, puts teachers under further pressure to accommodate ...




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