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  1. News - Hong Kong - NATIONAL EDUCATION

    Education Bureau orders 'black watch' on protest teachers

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 01:28pm by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan As protests against national education gathered steam in recent days, the Education Bureau ordered government school headmasters to watch their teachers’ support for the campaign, a union leader said on Friday. The chairman of the Union of Government School Teachers, Wong Hon-kam, said the bureau has sent two such orders to schools. Late last month it asked ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - NATIONAL EDUCATION

    First national education classes taught at Tai Kok Tsui primary school

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... and telling lies. The school, serving mainly less-well-off children, will have seven lessons in the programme over the school year. The school has not assigned teaching materials, and teachers have been given free rein to impart what they like within the curriculum's framework. Media flocked to the only primary six classroom to observe how teacher Ken Sze Chi-king would tackle ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - NATIONAL EDUCATION

    National Education advice for parents

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 03:23pm by Thomas Chan

    ... – based on suggestions from seasoned teachers – to help parents protect their kids.” Many critics of the national education course have faulted it for an excessively pro-Beijing bias, calling ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - NATIONAL EDUCATION

    A history of how national education was introduced in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... education material. The guides for teachers said, among other things, that "multi-party politics could 'victimise' people, while concentrated political power could create 'selfless' government that brought stability". In late July, at least 32,000 angry Hongkongers, teachers and parents took to the streets in what became a 10-day marathon protest culminating ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - NATIONAL EDUCATION

    Beijing-friendly Macau sees no need for national education

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... in their curriculums," he said. "At pro-Beijing schools, national education elements are infused in all other subjects." Daniel Lee Ion-kei, a secondary school teacher for 15 years, supports national ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - NATIONAL EDUCATION

    Protest against national education to end after government climbdown

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau, Amy Nip, Adrian Wan

    ... Concern Group, said protesters on a hunger strike would end their fast – among them Professional Teachers' Union deputy director James Hon Lin-shan, 63, who had not eaten for 170 hours, ... estimates put the turnout at about 100,000. Bobo Yip Po-lam, a spokeswoman for an alliance of concern groups, including Scholarism, the Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union and Parents’ Concern ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - NATIONAL EDUCATION

    Leung Chun-ying wrong on national education, unionist says

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, Dennis Chong

    ... it was mobilising students to join class boycotts on September 26 and October 10, although teachers' unions had yet to get approval from their members on the potential strike action. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - NATIONAL EDUCATION

    Legco motion calling for education minister to quit is vetoed

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... and unfair. But Labour Party chairman Lee Cheuk-yan said the recent turmoil, which led to massive protests by parents, students and teachers, had shown that Ng lacked the political expertise to stay ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - NATIONAL EDUCATION

    National education curriculum guide to drop references to 'modern China'

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong, LO WEI

    ... of Government School Teachers, said schools have weak bargaining power, especially those that are directly under the government. He called on officials to clarify the administration's latest ...



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