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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Children need to grasp basic maths concepts in preschool to be proficient in later life

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 10:30am by Linda Yeung

    ... is to start early The sums of all fears Asian students are well known for their superior performance in maths compared to their counterparts in the West. Some attribute it to cultural factors. ... Achievement" at Chinese University, as the distinguished visiting scholar at the university's United College, he explained the findings of his survey of almost 300 children. Its identification ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Gwen Kao: a guiding light on Alzheimer's

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:29pm by Linda Yeung

    ... Kao was vice-chancellor of Chinese University, and was cared for by Gwen and a maid. "He kept asking questions. Also, he'd have lunch but then tell me, 'I am very hungry.' I thought it was senility; we didn't know it was a disease." When her husband's tenure ended at Chinese University in the mid-1990s, the couple moved back to the US. ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Local universities are expanding, and their libraries are growing with them

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 09:39am by Linda Yeung

    ... of rows of traditional chairs and tables surrounded by small rooms with distinct cultural themes, such as Persian and Korean. "The bridge symbolises a journey from West to East," says ... and an interest in artistic and literary pursuits will serve Hong Kong well in light of the development of the West Kowloon Cultural District, he adds. "We need to cultivate the audience ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Overseas universities are happy with HKDSE, but getting a place is still competitive

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:13am by Linda Yeung

    ... and it may intensify it. Most sit seven subjects in the exam, including the four compulsory subjects of Chinese, English, maths and liberal studies. This means they have little time for other ... 3 in Chinese and English. "The HKDSE is developed to give students a range of abilities as a basis to plan for their different pathways in the future, rather than just allowing everyone to enter ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education - Reading

    Hong Kong follows Taiwan's lead by teaching life skills alongside academic subjects

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:00pm by Linda Yeung

    ... of education policy and leadership, local Chinese students were found to be less happy and have poorer spiritual health than South Asian students, who have struggled with learning in Chinese ... into their curriculums, shared their insights on fostering a positive culture. linda.yeung@scmp.com ...

  6. Push on to make pupils feel more Chinese

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... to let youngsters develop closer feelings towards the mainland and Chinese cultural traditions. Catherine Chan Ka-ki, chief executive of the Curriculum Development Institute, said curriculum ... College, said more needed to be done to instil in students a sense of national identity. To promote Chinese culture, some schools have organised trips to the mainland or set up a Chinese medicine ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Chinese students flood Hong Kong universities' graduate programmes

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 06:21am by Linda Yeung

    ... on graduate programmes at universities in Hong Kong are increasingly being filled by mainlanders, who are flooding popular courses with applications. Some 99 per cent of students enrolled in Chinese ... the mainland." Asked to explain why, he said: "Tuition here is relatively cheap compared to Australia, the UK and the US. Both Hong Kong and China also have similar cultures." Academic ...

  8. Students oppose 'westernisation'

    Posted Feb 19th 2005, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... the university is going to protect mother tongue teaching. The issue involves the spirit of the university, our emphasis on bilingualism and Chinese culture. There is a lot of room for discussion over ... the university would promote home culture wholeheartedly, with plans to launch interdisciplinary courses in Chinese studies. The departments of philosophy, cultural and religious studies and Chinese ...

  9. Admissions on voluntary basis

    Posted Nov 27th 2004, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... be considered. But he added examination results would remain a main consideration for the years to come. 'Parents still look at exams as the golden rule. For numerous generations in the Chinese culture, examination is a very important thing. I don't think we can get rid of it in the short time,' he said. In preparations for the four-year system, HKU will also launch ...

  10. When foreign is familiar

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... exposing them to the richness of Chinese culture and thought. ISF's adoption of the International Baccalaureate curriculum framework further allowed children to use the various language ... and English. The children learn Chinese through flash cards, beginning with characters, couplets, then phrases, and later short sentences. The characters are organised into 50 subjects covering diverse ...




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