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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Critical reflection needed on national education

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... C.K. Yeung says opponents of national education should see past their fear of brainwashing to give Hong Kong's youth a chance to know more about China's history- so they may ... know so little about China that getting to know it is as essential as learning addition and subtraction. The starting point for our national education is facts- facts of history. Sadly, Chinese ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Porn site urges users to fight against national education in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Erotic website urges users to campaign against national education Zip up, stand up, and be counted Online porn surfers aren't easily stunned, but those ... national education. The ThisAV website, which markets itself as "the world leader of Chinese porn" replaced its usual erotic content with a picture of three fully-clothed 18-year-olds ...

  3. National education 'vital to fill gaps', paper says

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com The Communist Party's mouthpiece newspaper has waded in to the debate about national education, with a commentary arguing that the controversial ... that youngsters in Hong Kong knew little about China, a situation that was 'not desirable'. 'After 15 years of handover, a rather significant proportion of youngsters did not know about ...

  4. Youth apathy to local sport worries educators

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Au michael.au@scmp.com Those wondering why Hong Kong does not perform better in the Olympics might find some answers in a new survey showing that most of the city's young people are indifferent to local sport. The poll of 674 teenagers released yesterday by the Hong Kong Institute of Education and the Roundtable Community found that 58 per cent say they have ...

  5. Hong Kong risks losing the global education race

    Posted May 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... among all possibilities, the vision of turning the city into Asia's tertiary education hub is a win-win aspiration. Drawing respected global institutions here to provide self-financing tertiary education will help to develop Hong Kong's own workforce, to better support its international status. The move will also provide a great opportunity to add to our current degree ...

  6. Education gets liftfrom new Cepa rules

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of Hong Kong's services industry by making it easier for them to operate on the mainland. It is the first time Cepa's scope has been extended to educational services. The original Cepa ... of its intended beneficiaries- professionals and businesses- complain about red tape stifling their endeavours. As well as being allowed to operate schools in Qianhai and Hengqin, the education ...

  7. We need better local education system rather than more international schools

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Once again you have drawn the attention of the public to the educational needs in Hong Kong with the editorial ('Harrow school deal too generous', June 15). As the Education ... school. More than 27 years ago I sought a definition from the education department. There was no clear-cut answer to the question then. Is it the curriculum? Is it the examinations that students ...

  8. The taxing cost of an elite education

    Posted Apr 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... an individual certificate of the same amount. All this does not include room and board. The Harrow family of schools is so rich it is surely capable of self-finance. Still the Education Bureau is so ... There are many well-established local, ESF and private schools offering affordable schooling, but the government still thinks taxpayers should subsidise a rich foreign franchise to educate privileged ...

  9. Cutting air pollution, improving education should not be just for foreigners' sake

    Posted Feb 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that the local system has failed to meet the demand for quality education and proposed the improvement of local schools as a means to segregate local and foreign children into different schools. This is half-baked economics. The apposite economic question is why there are so many expatriates in Hong Kong to take advantage of the city's innocent generosity. They usurp career and education ...

  10. Language exam paper is not the right place for moral education

    Posted Jan 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I am an American native English-speaking teacher and several students have asked me to give an appraisal of the newly released Diploma of Secondary Education (DSE) English exam packet- all ... not the appropriate venue for moral education. In conclusion, however, I am grateful to the DSE for one thing. In my literature classes, the concept of 'irony' has always been difficult to explain. ...




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