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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Opposition to national education grows with protest

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com And hundreds of pupils return to ‘Occupy Tamar’ site after class rather than go home 4 days on, activists hungry for more (SCMP video by Hedy Bok) A young university student spiritedly strumming his guitar after four days without food; an elderly unionist-teacher suffering from similar hunger pangs; a secondary pupil who travelled from Sha Tin after ...

  2. Change of tack urged with gifted children

    Posted May 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau Gifted students should be allowed to achieve their own personal best instead of having to meet performance goals, a senior academic said this week . At the Hong Kong Annual Gifted Education Conference 2009, held at St Paul's Convent School in Causeway Bay, Professor Edmond Ko In-ming, senior adviser to the vice-president for academic affairs, warned that being gifted did ...

  3. Mainland parents 'can contribute'

    Posted May 15th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau Hong Kong's ' one-dimensional' school culture should adapt to the diverse backgrounds of students studying here, an academic said this week. After hosting a Hong Kong Institute of Education seminar promoting home-school partnerships for cross-boundary and newly-arrived students, Celeste Yuen Yuet-mui said educators' mindsets had to change. ...

  4. Old boys oppose enrolment of girls

    Posted Feb 14th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau Diocesan old boys and pupils are opposing a proposal at the direct subsidy scheme school to recruit girls under its new International Baccalaureate programme. Headmaster of Diocesan Boys' School Terence Chang Cheuk-cheung said the proposal to recruit girls for the school year of 2010/11 would require consultation with students, parents and alumni. 'For IB ...

  5. Educators renew call for professional body

    Posted Oct 14th 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau The city needs a professional teachers' body with statutory powers, the Council on Professional Conduct in Education has urged in the light of recent scandals involving educators. Teachers should uphold their moral standards and live up to public expectations, council chairwoman Yu Wai-bing said yesterday in a new call to set up a professional body. 'Misconduct ...

  6. What to do if you don't get the points

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... Wilson Lau There are a range of options available to students who thrive in non-traditional educational environments, or who want to begin a career soon after their studies. These options come in the form of institutions offering vocational training courses. The Hong Kong Vocational Training Council (VTC), several universities and other professional training institutions in Hong ...

  7. Golden glory for HK swimmers

    Posted Jul 24th 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Locals pull off hat-trick and reign supreme at Asian championships, writes Mimi Lau The Hong Kong squad outperformed its mainland counterpart to scoop the highest number of gold medals ... in a training session. Claudia Lau Yin-yan, from Diocesan Girls' School, won four gold and a bronze medal. The 15-year-old said she took up swimming at a young age because she used to have asthma. ...

  8. Group celebrates with the gift of knowledge

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... To mark the anniversary of the handover and encourage lifelong learning, the HKMA awarded 35 scholarships, writes Wilson Lau Last year many local organisations held special events to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong SAR. As one of the associations representing the city's business sector, the Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA) ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CAMPAIGN

    Academics and celebrities join Tamar protest against national education

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau, Johnny Tam, KC NG

    ... Stuart Lau, Johnny Tam and Ng Kang-chung Lecturers say national education should be shelved, and film guru joins hunger strike as rally gains momentum Academics and celebrities back the Tamar protesters The "Occupy Tamar" campaign against the introduction of national education has received a fresh wave of support from academics planning to boycott lectures, veteran ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    University students add voice to national education protest

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong, Stuart Lau, Phila Siu

    ... Dennis Chong, Stuart Lau and Phila Siu Student union urges class boycott next week as campaign against national education programme widens and enters second week University students add voice to protest University student leaders are organising a citywide class boycott on Tuesday to push for national education to be scrapped, taking opposition up a notch. The battle over ...




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