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  1. News - China - EDUCATION

    Migrants' children, as young as six, join fight for school places in Beijing

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 06:21pm by AFP

    ... shouting: "I want to go to school". He should be starting classes in Beijing this autumn, but has been denied a place along with thousands of other migrants' children, with some ... migrants to Beijing (population 21 million) are increasingly finding their children barred from school, even if they have lived there for decades. Parents and academics say the new restrictions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555624/migrants-children-young-six-join-fight-school-places-beijing
  2. 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

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Teaching Chinese to ethnic-minority children is not enough, some parents and educators say Schools need a culture change Tanya Hart was surprised ... they did not think Sam’s Korean, Australian and European ancestry was worthy of discussion. She was told the children, most of whom are Chinese, studied “multiculturalism” only in Primary Four. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519659/ethnic-minority-children-being-stereotyped-and-belittled-local
  3. News - China - EDUCATION

    More Chinese high school students heading for US

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:24am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beijing More and more parents, and their children, believe an American school education is worth the cost The Chinese class of USA High After getting a glimpse ... it is a big adjustment to study far from home. Experts warn parents to think twice before sending their children abroad and urge them to find proper guardianship or choose reputable boarding schools. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1575072/more-chinese-high-school-students-heading-us
  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Teacher warns of misery at school

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:56am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Classes filled with depressed pupils led Belgian to set up art workshops to help children relax Teacher warns of misery at school Hong Kong is raising a generation of unhappy children who have forgotten how to laugh, says a former English teacher. Liesbeth Avern-Briers has worked in schools across Hong Kong- both international and local schools, from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560649/teacher-warns-misery-school
  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Boy thief becomes first from his school to reach university

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:25am by GLORIA CHAN

    ... Gloria Chan gloria.chan@scmp.com Chris Tang credits rehabilitation centre for second chance and runs 250km to prove it Boy thief is school's first university student He was once a juvenile delinquent repeatedly caught stealing. Now, Chris Tang Shun-yin has become the first student from a rehabilitation centre for problem children to get into university. Tang, 20, credits ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1569503/boy-thief-schools-first-college-student
  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Spend ESF subsidy on children with special needs, says foundation boss

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... on special education' The government could strengthen education for children with special needs by reallocating the annual HK$283 million subsidy it will remove from the English Schools ... Sarah Roe is a purpose-built international school for children aged five to 19 with severe learning difficulties. Greer said Sarah Roe and other support centres had an average of 100 children ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1466520/reallocate-subsidy-improve-special-needs-schooling-esf-chief-says
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Challenge for youngsters caught in cycle of problems

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by BRIAN YAP

    ... selected from 130 contestants aged 15 to 18 in July after passing a series of endurance tests. Ben Choy Ho-lun, of Youth New World, which provides educational support for children from low-income ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570795/challenge-youngsters-caught-cycle-problems
  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong parents say pushing children too hard doesn't work

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:14am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com In the last of a three-part series on competition in Hong Kong's education system, some parents say that pushing children too hard doesn't work Positive parenting The phenomenon of overbearing parents pushing their children to the limit of their capabilities seems to be stamped in Hong Kong's DNA. While not an exclusively Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1460601/hong-kong-parents-say-pushing-children-too-hard-doesnt-work
  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Music and art prove calming combination for autistic children

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 03:35am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Calming combination of music and art Seven children were in Jacqueline Nilsen's classroom. One was screaming, another rolled on the floor. Others jumped ... at the Children's Institute in Kennedy Town, a private school for children with special educational needs. In the class, autistic children paint to the beat of different kinds of music, from classical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1462705/music-and-art-prove-calming-combination-autistic-children
  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Autistic children 'held back' by Hong Kong's rigid education system

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 03:35am by ADA LEE AND LO WEI

    ... Ada Lee and Lo Wei One per cent of pupils may be affected and they need more help to reach potential, say educators Autistic children 'held back by rigid system' A lack of support from the education system is preventing the city's autistic children from realising their full potential, experts and lawmakers say as they mark World Autism Day today. About one per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1462707/autistic-children-held-back-hong-kongs-rigid-education-system

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