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  1. 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 of the endless cramming for China's gruelling college and university entrance exams at his high school, Zhang Kaisheng, 16, decided to take a different path. Like a growing number of Chinese ...

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

    Kindergarten may be free for only half-day, says lawmaker

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:06am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... cover centres for children with special needs. These centres are registered with the Social Welfare Department and cannot apply when the Education Bureau offers premises for schools because they are not registered as schools. The committee has hired a consultancy firm to study a qualification system and salary scale for teachers, Chan said. Law Wai-mei, early childhood education spokeswoman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1621599/kindergarten-may-be-free-only-half-day-says-lawmaker
  3. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    Chinese art professor caught kissing students sparks public outrage

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 05:48pm by Chris Luo

    ... benefits have also been reduced, the institute said without elaborating further. “Wang’s behaviour has seriously violated the moral code of educators and has had a severe social impact,” the school said in its statement. The school also distributed an apology it said was written by Wang. “My inappropriate behaviour after drinking alcohol was wrong. I want to deeply apologise for the harm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1615788/chinese-art-professor-caught-kissing-students-sparks-public
  4. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    Chinese writer Cao Baoyin detained by police after alternative school closure

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 02:21pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... the detention but declined to comment further on Wednesday. Family friends have suggested the writer’s detention could be tied to the closure of a controversial alternative school project in the capital’s southern district. Cao was a strong advocate of the “new education” model of alternative schooling, which the primary school affiliated with the Fengtai No.2 Middle School in his home ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1600137/chinese-writer-cao-baoyin-detained-police-after-alternative
  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Kindergarten evicted from Tin Shui Wai loses out on new location

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:41am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Man-ling said the school, which has six classrooms, was expected to provide 180 places. It was not clear when the kindergarten would open, as discussions with the bureau and its approval ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1617111/kindergarten-evicted-tin-shui-wai-loses-out-new-location
  6. News - World - EDUCATION

    Chinese parents clash with striking Canadian teachers as school year fails to start

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:26pm by Ian Young

    ... Ian Young in Vancouver ian.young@scmp.com Websites linked to masked protesters disappear in wake of ugly scenes in Vancouver, as school year in British Columbia enters third week without classes School strike row exposes ugly side of people power Members of a parents’ group forged within Vancouver’s Chinese community to oppose an ongoing school strike have gone to ground after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1593861/chinese-parents-clash-striking-canadian-teachers
  7. Lifestyle - Books - EDUCATION

    Book review: Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon?, by Yong Zhao

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 11:16pm by David Wilson

    ... that can shade into child abuse, according to Yong, who reports the pressure never stops- no naps nor Sundays off. Yong, who has devised language-learning computer games and designed schools ... schools churn out mindless robots versed in drudgery smacks of stereotype. But, Yong says: "The evidence to support China's excellence in education is embarrassingly thin, but it's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1608863/book-review-whos-afraid-big-bad-dragon-yong-zhao
  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    'Prejudice' claim as centre struggles for a new home

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 03:55am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Its attempts to secure premises from the Social Welfare Department came to nothing, while the Education Bureau did not allow the centre to bid for vacant school campuses it has allocated in recent years because it was not registered as a school. Instead, it has had to pay high private-sector rents. "Isn't Hong Kong starting to become abnormal?" Wilson asked. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1608320/prejudice-claim-centre-struggles-new-home
  9. News - China - EDUCATION

    Studies of Xi Jinping thought or ideology grab lion's share of funding for research

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 05:38am by Cary Huang

    ... school of Marxism, who proposed a "study of innovation" in Xi's key speeches. From information available online, none of Tao's nine major research projects, four books or 47 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1609734/studies-xi-jinping-thought-or-ideology-grab-lions-share-funding-research
  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Nursery offers sign-language lessons for deaf children, a Hong Kong first

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 05:08am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Education Programme. The university has provided the school with teachers and training for its staff. "We thought it would be a great addition to the learning for all the children," said ... of charge, but all other provisions the day care has shouldered itself. Yeung said the school enrolled a second deaf student this month, but is unsure it can handle more. "It is the most ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1602682/nursery-offers-sign-language-lessons-deaf-children-hong-kong-first

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