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  1. News - China - SOCIETY

    Decapitation and stabbings lead to calls for action to tackle student violence in China

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Call for values-based education to counter system that engenders little regard for life A spate of stabbings by pupils in schools in the past month has prompted calls for more attention to be paid to moral education. On April 21, a 19-year-old vocational ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Oxford don says education reforms 'won't hurt' Hongkongers' chances

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Pro-vice-chancellor at leading university says 3-3-4 system won't dim enrolment prospects Secondary reforms not a bar to Oxford Secondary-education reforms that abandoned a long-running British model of schooling will not affect Hongkongers' chances of winning a place at Oxford University, its pro-vice-chancellor says. "We have ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Tiny Almitas school leaves pupils more relaxed, say parents

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com They come home less moody and more relaxed after switching to academy with just 11 pupils Tiny school puts children more at ease, say parents Parents who send their children to an unconventional school that has just 11 pupils say the youngsters now return home less moody and more relaxed. But the tiny-class approach at the Almitas Academy ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Chinese University hits back at claim of 'US influence'

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Book's allegation concerning liberal studies curriculum denounced as 'irresponsible' University hits back over claim of 'US influence' Chinese University has dismissed as "irresponsible and fictitious" an allegation that it allowed a US foundation to influence a liberal studies curriculum. The claim was made ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Children with bright parents less happy, survey finds

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Why bright parents and siblings can be a curse Children with siblings and better educated parents tend to be less happy than their peers, a study by Lingnan University found. The results surprised researchers, who said the survey suggested a worrying trend for young people to be more unhappy than adults. "A surprising result is that better education ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Kindergarten fees to rise by 4.3 per cent, Education Bureau announces

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Rising fees at kindergartens to hit families again More than two-thirds of kindergartens are set to increase their fees by an average of 4.3 per cent from next month, the Education Bureau said yesterday. But with a rise of almost 6 per cent already imposed over the past academic year, parents - especially those from middle-income groups - say ...

  8. Embracing a world of difference

    Posted Nov 20th 2009, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... Wilson Lau Kindergartens in Hong Kong are integrating more activities to raise children's awareness of cultural and ethnic diversity as the importance of nurturing 'global-mindedness' among preschoolers is recognised. Professor Lily Chan, of the Department of Educational Psychology, faculty of education, at the Chinese University of Hong Kong said local kindergartens ...

  9. International schools play key role in HK

    Posted Nov 09th 2009, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... Wilson Lau International schools are increasingly becoming an educational choice for local parents and foreigners in Hong Kong because of globalisation and rapid economic developments across the border. Professor Shirley Grundy, dean of the faculty of education at University of Hong Kong, said education was once seen as being oriented towards the development of citizens within ...

  10. Course gives students a global perspective

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

    ... Mimi Lau The study of arts and humanities is increasingly interdisciplinary-based to better equip professionals who want to acquire more knowledge to increase their options in a globalised world. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) recently welcomed a new dean of humanities and social sciences, Professor James Lee Zhongqing, and will be focusing ...




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