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  1. Business - Economy - EMPLOYMENT

    Starbucks stars as South Korea aims to boost jobs for women

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:33am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Starbucks leads the way as the government vows to name and shame companies that slack off in terms of targets for females in the workforce South Korea aims to boost jobs for women When former kindergarten teacher Kim Sun-sung tried to rejoin South Korea's workforce after five years raising her children, she found it tough. Then 41, Kim was either told she ...

  2. News - China - NANKING MASSACRE

    Nanking Massacre textbooks rolled out in Jiangsu primary schools

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 01:50pm by Li Jing

    ... And all the teachers are well-trained about the history. More than 80 per cent of students know the history very well,” he was quoted as saying. ”Our country is far behind in such public ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Parents must stop treating education as an arms race

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 11:28am by Kelly Yang

    ... not even go to a particularly good school. One of the primary schools I attended was unofficially dubbed the "most likely to produce kids who end up in jail". I remember a teacher who ... teachers in my school, which was hard given the kind of schools I went to. But I quickly learned that in every school, there are a few good teachers. You just have to find them. My best teacher ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Cantonese or Putonghua in schools? Hongkongers fear culture and identity 'waning'

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:05am by Elaine Yau

    ... of 360 students over five years. Half were taught in Cantonese and the rest in Putonghua, and for fair comparison every participating teacher would teach one class in each dialect. "The ... masterpiece, Dream of the Red Chamber. Kwok says the issue goes beyond a debate over education or linguistics. "Some schools employ more mainland teachers than local now. At those schools, ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    It's high time to reasonably adjust our disability laws

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:03am by SIMON NG

    ... another story of a talented girl with Down's syndrome, Bryann Burgess, who qualified as a music teacher after undergoing a course of study and an internship at South Carolina University. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - AWARDS

    Physics instructor taught lessons in science, life

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:03am by Annemarie Evans

    ... for more than 30 years at the Aberdeen Technical School in Wong Chuk Hang. But for some former pupils, Fok wasn't just their physics teacher: he was their mentor and inspiration. Fok has been nominated for the self-sacrifice to achieve greater good category of the Spirit of Hong Kong Awards 2014 by the Hong Kong Professional Teachers Union. After retiring 13 years ago, Fok has remained ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Thousands of students plan week-long classroom boycott in push for democracy

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:31pm by STAFF

    ... that if students miss more than 15 per cent of their classes in any subject, they would not be able to sit for examinations. Teachers wishing to join the boycott should get directors' approval ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Home and cultural identity difficult to pinpoint for third-culture kids

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:31pm by Mabel Sieh

    ... consequences. Nevertheless, she has lived with some unhappy memories, like a high school assignment she still vividly remembers. "Our history teacher asked us to go home and ask our parents ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    How to overcome a teary start to the school year

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:31pm by KRIS GIENGER

    ... when he first goes to class. The teacher said he calms down after an hour and then participates well and seems to enjoy class and his friends. When I ask him about it, he just shrugs. Leaving ... excited you get about his coming school year the less anxious your son may feel Kris Gienger Meet his teacher early on. Most schools offer parents and students a chance to visit the classroom ...

  10. News - China

    Three China universities vow to strengthen ideological control over students, teachers

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:23pm

    ... ideological control over students and teachers, according to statements in the latest issue of Qiushi, the Communist Party journal. The statements, by Communist Party committees of Peking University, ... by the university’s party committee, went on. The committee called on teachers and students to "take a firm stand and be unequivocal, and fight against speech and actions that touch upon the party’s ...




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