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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Equality in schools has a long way to go in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:22am by Katelyn Chan

    ... Katelyn Chan life@scmp.com A new set of guidelines to help schools deal with the needs of ethnic minorities is just a start, writes Katelyn Chan All due respect On the surface, ethnic ... schools" label attached to schools attended by these children was removed. But integrating into the local community is fraught with difficulties for ethnic minority families. Their children have ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - PERSPECTIVE

    Should Hongkongers be taught in single sex schools?

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:22am by Perry Bayer

    ... Perry Bayer life@scmp.com Mixed schools offer life lessons The age-old debate between the merits of single-sex schools versus co-educational is pertinent in Hong Kong, where there are many prestigious single-sex institutions. The paired Diocesan Boys' and Diocesan Girls' schools spring to mind. Despite the illustrious nature of such Hong Kong institutions, Janet Hyde, from ...

  3. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    School of cool: study Italy's most famous dessert at Carpigiani Gelato University

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 11:21pm by Gary Jones

    ... gelato like an old-school Italian artisan, and I've signed up for the first module in its month-long "Become a Gelatiere" training programme. Over five days I will sample more ...

  4. Magazines - 48hrs - FOOD & WINE

    Interview: Jamie Oliver reveals why new mid-market Hong Kong restaurant is perfectly placed

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 10:53pm by Susan Jung

    ... and happy. Instead, he's using his influence to improve the nutritional value of meals being served in schools (with Jamie's School Dinners); train disadvantaged and unemployed youths ... of Rotherham weren't entirely welcoming, it was nothing compared to the resistance he encountered a few years earlier during his school dinners campaign. Attempting to change children's diets ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE ANJALI HAZARI

    Learning Curve: student surveys can help in assessing a teacher's skills

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:44am by Anjali Hazari

    ... could be attributed to insufficient application and exam preparation. Often, parents of underperforming students express dissatisfaction and disappointment with the school or specific subject ... on in a classroom on a daily basis. Schools generally don't use student evaluation surveys to ascertain teaching competencies, and there is contentious debate among teachers themselves whether students ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - RELATIONSHIPS

    Relationships: put yourself in your child's shoes to understand bad behaviour

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 10:41am by LORA LEE

    ... daughter. He has always been defiant, and at the age of 12 was expelled from school. We have got him a school placement for September, but how can we discipline him and get him to observe our house rules? The family indulges him beyond belief because my wife feels guilty for having left him with his father. He has stayed with us for two months every year during his school holiday, ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Students with poor Chinese-language results can find study options abroad

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:44am by Linda Yeung

    ... schools. It is very difficult to meet the minimum requirement for Chinese. Even if they make it, how high is their chance of getting into a good local university? Universities here give many ... Some schools say only 5 per cent of their students are Chinese. But that 5 per cent covers all classes, from preparatory to upper secondary levels, whereas 50 per cent of the students ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Former DJ writes book about his experiences living with mentally ill brother

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 10:41am by Elaine Yau

    ... like this had happened. "Ever since he was diagnosed [with early psychosis] at the end of secondary school, his condition had been unstable. When I was in Form Six, he struck my parents, ... to retain a stable job and social life. He topped his school in Form Three. But as the symptoms began to emerge a year later, his grades dropped and he failed to finish his sub-degree programme. ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Between the lines: teach your child to celebrate being different

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 10:41am by Annie Ho

    ... tiger mum, new immigrant family, and so on. My friends and I then reflected on our own childhoods in Canada, where we were among a handful of non-Caucasian children at school. We realised ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology

    Hong Kong-based inventor's breakthrough robotic boat aims to clean-up oceans

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 10:41am by DARREN WEE

    ... it". Harada is also working with students from the Harbour School, where he teaches, to develop an optical plastic sensor. "We talk a lot about air pollution, but water pollution is also ...




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