• Friday
  • November 28, 2014
  • Last updated: 4:55am
Hong Kong




Refine Your Search

Sort by

Search Results

Results 1 - 10 of 31 for teacher

Search results

  1. Zimbabwe teachers surviving on charity

    Posted Feb 07th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch Teachers in Zimbabwe are relying on handouts from their students' families as fears grow that the country's education system could collapse completely, according to an international teachers' union that launched a fund-raising appeal this week. Many teachers, who are struggling to survive on salaries as low as US$2 a month, can no longer afford to go to work, ...

  2. Teachers get a little help on frontline

    Posted Oct 14th 2006, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch In the ongoing battle to boost English standards in Hong Kong, language teachers are on the frontline. While all teachers must deal with students of differing abilities and strengths, non-native speakers face particular challenges. To help them, the British Council established the English Language Teachers Network three years ago. Since its inception, the network has ...

  3. Speech festival teachers lost for words

    Posted Sep 16th 2006, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch Teachers complain of inability to find listed texts for students in local bookstores or public library Schools are struggling to find the materials they need to prepare students for the Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival, with two of the books listed for the competition currently out of print and another unavailable in Hong Kong bookstores, according to teachers. The festival, ...

  4. Blackboard jungle

    Posted Apr 04th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch Like keeping the monkeys in line at feeding time might be how some teachers describe their classrooms on a bad day but for Singapore teacher Tan Ban Sun the description could ... orang-utans and elephants. He hadn't run away to join the circus but spent the term at Singapore Zoo as part of the government's professional development scheme for teachers, part ...

  5. NETs claim they were pressured to work illegally without visas

    Posted Sep 30th 2006, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch Teachers' representative says three had to start on an unpaid basis but EMB says it failed to find evidence of the practice A number of native English-speaking teachers have had to work without pay while waiting for employment visas, in breach of immigration law and leaving them out of pocket, according to a NET who mentors newly-arrived teachers. Des Moriarty, ...

  6. Boy's death shines light on canings in Malaysia

    Posted Apr 04th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch in Kuala Lumpur Children's rights advocates are calling for greater education for teachers about the effects of corporal punishment after a nine-year-old Malaysian boy died ... by a female teacher, the New Straits Times newspaper reported. Noran Fauziah Yaakub, adjunct professor of psychology at the Higher Education Learning Programme University in Kuala Lumpur, said she ...

  7. Parents 'short changed' by cuts in school times

    Posted Oct 07th 2006, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... introduced a new timetable where students start school at 10am on Tuesdays and finish at 1.30pm on Fridays to allow for teachers' professional development. The school day normally runs from ... supposed to be self-education time but the teachers don't set the children any work at all.' She added that the hours posed a problem for parents if they could not supervise ...

  8. Call for criminal checks on school staff

    Posted Sep 09th 2006, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... school where he worked as a technician after being released from prison. He is due to be sentenced next Friday. In a separate case, physical education and Chinese teacher Chung Yui-hung, 38, ... Bureau did not do background checks on overseas teachers unless they volunteered information on prior criminal offences. 'The world is so big, it would be very difficult to check,' ...

  9. English needs a boost: Regina Ip

    Posted Sep 11th 2006, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... of native English teachers, the use of mother tongue education and the popularity of Cantonese entertainment and culture. Many people who are now middle-aged were taught by native English speakers. But these English teachers got older and after the handover, many of them left. 'Although the education authorities did try to retain native English teachers by introducing the Native English Teachers ...

  10. HK faces challenge to retain English

    Posted Sep 09th 2006, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... returned from her master's studies at Stanford University in July, said one of her teachers, a linguistics professor, believed that the proportion of Hong Kong's population which ... for declining English standards, including a reduction in the number of native English teachers, the implementation of mother tongue education and the emergence of a strong Cantonese popular culture. ...




SCMP.com Account