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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Visually impaired university students facing problems of acceptance and support, says survey

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:55am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... a master's degree, said that she had major issues with reading material. Without suitable soft copies of documents- in text not picture format- books had to be scanned by hand then edited to correct mistakes made by text-reading software before the book could be changed into Braille or sound, she said. The process could take weeks. "My subject requires intense reading, so I would spend ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Alliance convenor Joseph Cheng Yu-shek took credit for others' work, claims his ex-colleague

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Staff Reporters

    ... In 1995, Professor Cheng lost his post as City University dean of Humanities and Social Sciences after he admitted he had copied material from a former teacher's book for use in a textbook he ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - EDUCATION

    Book review: Minority Education in China, by James Leibold and Chen Yangbin

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 06:41pm by Linda Yeung

    ... for the Uygurs, Tibetans, Mongolians and many other ethnic groups mostly concentrated in the western part of the country. Previous books have explored the pedagogical and policy challenges of minority ... outnumbered by the Han Chinese, who make up more than 91 per cent of the population, is a daunting task. As noted by various contributors to the book, the present system is one more of separation than ...

  4. News - World - EDUCATION

    US and Canadian academics demand changes to Confucius Institutes

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 09:37pm by AP

    ... or more yearly from Hanban, as well as text books. Teachers receive a monthly salary from the Chinese government of between US$1,500 and US$2,100. "We have free speech on campus, and to say ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Publisher insists controversial textbooks 'promote racial harmony'

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 04:05am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... books promote "racial harmony". The New General Studies textbooks, aimed at primary schools, have been heavily criticised for teaching children to differentiate people from different ... you are rich". "They'd better be careful in giving examples [in the books], because it's influencing the minds of the young," she said. "I hope they don't ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - EDUCATION

    Book review: The Falling Rate of Learning and the Neoliberal Endgame, by David Blacker

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 03:47pm by James Ash

    ... James Ash The Falling Rate of Learning and the Neoliberal Endgame by David Blacker Zero Books 4.5 stars James Ash It's been a bad few decades for the reputation of Karl Marx, but according to US philosopher David Blacker, the free-market cheerleaders who applauded the death of communism spoke too soon. In this book, he argues that capitalism is now in its death throes ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Outrage over primary school textbook that asks pupils to 'match the races'

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 03:10am by SHIRLEY ZHAO, Johnny Tam and Christy Choi

    ... Shirley Zhao, Johnny Tam and Christy Choi 'Many offended' by books that ask primary pupils to identify physical characteristics of different races and match them to likely jobs ... said such books reinforced stereotypes such as that all British were white and that South Asians could do only menial jobs. "The only value is for children to do critical thinking to see ...

  8. Business - Companies - EDUCATION

    Print partners ease textbook burden for Hong Kong students

    Posted May 06th 2014, 12:42am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... burden for students The growing cost of school books and the long-standing problem of Hong Kong students lugging them around in overly heavy bags are the main issues that Fuji Xerox hopes ... Fotomax and Canotta Publishing, a major publisher of school books in Hong Kong, to start EduBox this month as a pilot programme. "We hope that EduBox would encourage other school book ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    How parents can inspire love of books among children

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Mabel Sieh

    ... Mabel Sieh mabel.sieh@scmp.com Parents play a key role in developing their children's passion for reading, but it must be encouraged and not forced, writes Mabel Sieh The books of love Sarah Webb, author of the popular teen-advice series Ask Amy Green, has been shortlisted twice for Britain's Queen of Teen awards and the Irish Book Awards, and her other books have ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Ethnic minority children stereotyped and belittled in Hong Kong schools, say parents

    Posted May 26th 2014, 05:32pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... their languages and can be too keen to stick only to the curriculum and textbooks. “Why would you buy a book about lives in foreign countries … when you have somebody who knows deeply about another ...




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