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  1. Voucher scheme slashes kindergarten teachers' pay

    Posted May 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff at kindergartens that signed up for the government voucher scheme have suffered pay cuts in some cases of up to nine-tenths of their previous salaries, according to a teachers' union. The Professional Teachers' Union says the massive reduction in wages is linked to the capping of fees for the centres amid soaring costs and inflation. A kindergarten group says ...

  2. Macau school shows the way

    Posted Sep 28th 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan Perhaps there is no perfect school where all the teachers, students and their parents are happy. But one school in Macau is experimenting, with students deciding to do what might be good for them. At the kindergarten section of Escola Sao Paulo (St Paul's School), some fish were needed to complete the newly installed aquarium. Instead of teachers deciding what fish ...

  3. Kindergarten teachers lied to get subsidies

    Posted Mar 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... illegally reducing their teachers' salaries to keep the debt-ridden school going. The former supervisor of Agnes English Kindergarten, Li Shuk-han, and principal Eva Wong Yee-wah pleaded guilty ... the Kindergarten Subsidy Scheme, which were granted as an incentive to improve kindergarten education. The two women told the bureau they planned to reduce the salaries of eight teachers to help ...

  4. Dissatisfied father set up school for his daughter

    Posted Mar 06th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... pupils. Classes have no more than 16 students and we have three teachers for each class. What do you think are the advantages of your kindergarten? As you can see, the playground is so big ... atmosphere is that teachers love their pupils from the bottom of their hearts and their relationship is more than a teacher and a student. They have respect and love for children and the children ...

  5. Teachers' pay often exaggerated, expert says

    Posted Apr 17th 2008, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui An expert in kindergarten financing said there had been a widespread problem of preschools exaggerating what they paid teachers so as to get subsidies. Li Hui, assistant professor of education at the University of Hong Kong, said he knew of cases where kindergartens claimed they had followed the government pay scale but had in fact asked teachers to return a portion ...

  6. Unpressured, enjoyable reading and listening will encourage development

    Posted Jul 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... this will affect his self-esteem. I've checked with other parents in the class, and it does seem that he is behind. Should I speak to the teacher? The short answer is yes, if only to put your mind at rest. Usually, if a teacher is overly concerned about a child, she/he will contact the parents. Remember young children do not always report situations clearly, so try not to go in with all guns ...

  7. Teachers at for-profit preschools face discrimination, says lawmaker

    Posted May 10th 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong The education minister was accused yesterday of discriminating against teachers in kindergartens that operate for profit. At a Legislative Council meeting, Liberal Party legislator Tommy Cheung Yu-yan said teachers in profit-making kindergartens were being treated unfairly because they received a different subsidy than those at non-profit kindergartens. Under ...

  8. Small steps to independence

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... without hitting out in anger or frustration, relate comfortably with a teacher and start activities of their own choosing without much prompting. Children without these characteristics may have ...

  9. Q&A

    Posted Dec 16th 2006, 12:00am by Florence Robertson

    ... to learn phonics, vocabulary, decoding skills and pronunciation. At first my son thought this was interesting but his teacher is now telling me he doesn't want to work on the computer. His teacher has asked him what the reason is and he says he doesn't like computer work. What can I do to encourage him? His teacher thinks he is being stubborn. Education consultant Florence ...

  10. Kindergartens in 'crisis'

    Posted Nov 15th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau About 5,000 kindergarten teachers have signed a Professional Teachers' Union petition for an early review of the voucher scheme. Education lawmaker and union president Cheung Man-kwong said the petition aimed to make the government aware of the pressure kindergarten teachers were facing under the voucher scheme. 'The government said they would review ...




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