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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - EDUCATION

    Generalist or specialist?

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 01:51am by George Chen

    ... – or their sons and daughters – are pondering how their first degree will help shape their career path. Conventional wisdom will say your major at university typically signposts the direction of your first job after graduation. But today we live in a fast-changing world, and the reality is what you are learning now at university may not really fit the developing needs of industry three ...

  2. 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

    ... ways, but that is the sentiment.” Tse said conservative Chinese political activism in BC was informed by “a specific vision of democracy” that focused on majority rule alone, without emphasising ... They included Charter Lau, a prominent Hong Kong immigrant and social conservative who has previously sought election to the Burnaby School Board. On Friday, The Vancouver Sun reported that a delegation ...

  3. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    One-third of Chinese do not speak Putonghua, says Education Ministry

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:54pm by Chris Luo

    ... in their daily lives. “Putonghua as an official dialect is playing an increasing role in maintaining society’s coordinated operation and enhancing social welfare,” the ministry’s statement said. As part ...

  4. News - China - EDUCATION

    Tougher mainland scrutiny of foreign teachers after child sex scandal fears

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 01:32pm by Laura Zhou in Beijing laura.zhou@scmp.com

    ... be required to have at least a bachelor’s degree, as well as more than two years of relevant work experiences, the guidelines said. The change in policy – issued jointly by human resources department, ... be required to provide evidence of their technical qualifications, the guidelines said. Each foreign worker’s contract period will also not be any longer than five years. Beijing’s human resources ...

  5. News - China - EDUCATION

    Undercover investigation: Become a native English teacher in China, no questions asked

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:20am by Staff Reporters

    ... through questions posed by a student's friend who had coincidentally lived in the Midwestern US state. In recent years, the mainland has been rocked by a number of high-profile scandals ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    City's parents keen to send children overseas

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by Danny Mok

    ... Brazil, Canada, France, India and Mexico. Pollsters found that Australia was the most expensive destination. Average fees and living costs were HK$326,221 a year, followed by Singapore (HK$304,025), the US (HK$283,371) and the UK (HK$271,599). University fees of about HK$190,000 in Australia were close to those in the US, but the living costs in Australia were about HK$40,000 higher. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Girl, 12, becomes teacher, thanks to Hongkonger's World Vision sponsorship

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Ernest Kao

    ... completed primary school, Vongsa Phean had a dream that looked to be out of her reach. Steeped in grinding poverty, Vongsa Phean's family of six lived a hand-to-mouth subsistence from aid, ... a turn for Vongsa Phean five years ago. She started receiving the much-needed support for her living and educational needs, and now, at just 12½ years old, she is a volunteer teacher ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Private institute is one up against Lingnan: survey

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:29am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... than a government-funded one. The finding has prompted a researcher to urge the government to adopt a more balanced resource allocation policy. "This is a historic change," said Dr Joy Shi Mei-chun, editor-in-chief of non-profit website Education18.com which commissioned the research. More than 1,200 adults living in Hong Kong were interviewed over the phone ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Chicago business school opens Cyberport campus before moving to heritage site in 2018

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... They include nine Hong Kong residents and 11 from the mainland, who combined make up the biggest group. There are also eight Indian citizens, seven South Koreans, seven Japanese and 14 Americans living ...

  10. News - China - EDUCATION

    More Chinese high school students heading for US

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:24am by AP

    ... of St Clair Shores attracts about 90 Chinese students each year, all from the Beijing Haidian International School. The students pay tuition and living expenses to spend Grade 11 at Lake Shore ...




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