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  1. Holding children back a year can do more harm than good

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to consider this move. Remember also that the other children in his current primary school would know the situation and not all of them would understand. Children can be very cruel. There is no doubt ... that first impressions are important. There are good reasons why children are rarely allowed to enter a class outside their chronological age in international schools. The current high demand ...

  2. Should parents be allowed to educate their children at home?

    Posted May 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Matthew Murchie, Elise Choi Matthew Murchie, 17, St Joseph's College In many countries around the world, children are not legally obligated to attend school. In England, France, ... is one of our most basic rights, and many parents prefer to bring up their children based on their own religious and moral principles. Other parents are unhappy with the quality of education ...

  3. Shrinking violet blossomed as a children's writer

    Posted Jun 07th 2008, 12:00am by David Phair

    ... Mio Debnam is the author of Jifu's Twist of Luck, which is part of the Animalympics set, published by Haven Books in Hong Kong. She was talking to David Phair. My worst, yet perhaps also my best, memory of schooldays was the first day of primary scho ...

  4. Giving children the freedom of self-expression

    Posted Jun 16th 2007, 12:00am by Catherine Macer

    ... Written by Catherine Macer After-school classes offer kids the opportunity to get creative Many children in the west grow up with the 'art for art's sake' attitude that nurtures and promotes creativity. They are used to splashing paint on paper, having free artistic reign and getting their hands dirty. For many local children such expressive freedoms are alien, ...

  5. Primary-school children being trained to behave like robots

    Posted Apr 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... how education is delivered here. Teaching here is akin to that of Victorian times; very teacher led, with 38 children squashed into a classroom. The teacher delivers the lesson from the front of the class through a microphone and the work done is all from text books. The students' own opinions and answers are text-book talk; these children are being trained to behave like robots. ...

  6. Let children play more: researchers

    Posted Oct 15th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Free time outside the classroom is essential to a child's development and is being ignored, say experts Primary schools need to give children more play time and to introduce a greater ... that they all wanted more play time. The survey was conducted by Hong Kong Baptist University's centre for child development. It interviewed 395 children, from six to 12 years old from a total ...

  7. More teachers welcomed for children who need them most

    Posted Mar 01st 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... the move.' He said more schools would be able to offer special classes for children with behavioural problems, who could then be grouped together and given more individual attention. 'This ...

  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian teachers fear postcards from irate parents

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... weapon. "The parents are usually illiterate but the children write their complaint about the school on it and post it to a judge," said Ashok Aggarwal, the lawyer spearheading ... 120-150 children, and the teachers are too busy gossiping, knitting or playing cards to teach. A survey in March by the NGO CRY found that 37 per cent of toilets in government schools were so ...

  9. Teacher's pest: how to deal with disruptive classmates

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to pull her hair and spoil her games. She says he is always naughty in class and never listens to the teacher. How can I help her deal with this situation? Annoying or bad behaviour in children can occur for a variety of reasons. It is often linked to attention seeking, most commonly in children who do not get enough time and attention at home because their parents are too busy ...

  10. Dissatisfied father set up school for his daughter

    Posted Mar 06th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... families were interested. Eventually only four families stayed and we rented a three-room flat in a residential area. The number of children increased as time went by and we had 18 children in one year. We rented three three-room flats and were in demand. We started to include younger children and started to build this new kindergarten in Xiaoshahe village. Your school is in a remote part ...




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