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  1. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    Students, faculty up in arms against 'elitist academy' at China's Peking University

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 05:11pm by Patrick Boehler and Anne Yi

    ... Yenching Academy would become a symbol of elite privilege, said one graduate student majoring in the English language. “These 100 Yenching students will live on the school’s best plot of land, have ...

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    School dropouts in rural China could be as high as 20 million, says study

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 05:02pm by Chris Luo

    ... according to the study. “This finding shows that most dropouts decided to quit schools themselves instead of being pressured to do so out of financial concerns regarding tuition or living costs,” ...

  3. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    Thousands of students at Liaoning university rage against dormitory 'evictions'

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 06:44pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Thousands of students at a Liaoning university are up in arms against the school’s plan to allegedly force them out of their dormitories to make way for a larger number of entrants. The mostly female students have accused Bohai University of “arbitrarily” ordering them to relocate far from their campus just off the Bohai Sea and live in poor ...

  4. News - China - EDUCATION

    Shenzhen to pump one billion yuan into building new Xinjiang university

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:52pm by WU NAN

    ... of education in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, the Xinjiang Daily reported on Monday. “Building Kashi University will provide strong human resources to the industrial restructuring in southern ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong textbooks contain negative stereotypes on cultures and religions, researcher warns

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:58am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... getting their information from the textbooks, the news and movies, there's no way for them to know what lives are really like for ethnic minorities in Hong Kong." Jackson believes a lack ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Cross-border pupils face long commutes to distant schools

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:23am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... of children who failed to win places in their top three schools of choice through the government's allocation system hit 33.6 per cent this year, the highest in 13 years. Children who live ... an hour. Lin Yihua's son was allocated to CCC Hoh Fuk Tong Primary School in Tuen Mun. The family lives near the Lo Wu border crossing, nearly 30 kilometres away by road, and all the schools ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    International school ‘facing crisis’ in catering to Hong Kong’s expanding French community

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 06:04pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... O and one near Tai Po's Science Park. Soulard says the school needs a campus on the Kowloon peninsula because some 30 per cent of the community's population live in the New Territories. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    St Margaret's Girls' College priced out of Sheung Wan

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 05:20am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... will start Form Five in September. "Parents are all very offended … They're living off taxpayers' money and this is how they treat us." Yeung said the school did not spoon-feed ... to the Legislative Council last month, Education Undersecretary Kevin Yeung Yun-hung said St Margaret's could apply for a new home via the school allocation exercise. "Land is a valuable resource ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Publisher insists controversial textbooks 'promote racial harmony'

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 04:05am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... and that the editors hoped offering examples relevant to the pupils' lives would help press the message home. "The example in the textbook is not intended to denounce Filipinos," the publisher ...

  10. 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

    ... their languages and can be too keen to stick only to the curriculum and textbooks. “Why would you buy a book about lives in foreign countries … when you have somebody who knows deeply about another culture?” asks Hart. “Local schools don’t see non-local kids as a resource but as a problem getting in the way of integration.” Carlos Soto, an English teacher at CMA Choi Cheung Kok Secondary ...




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