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  1. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    Debate rages as China seeks to reduce emphasis on English language education

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 09:38pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Education reforms seeking to reduce the emphasis on English in college entrance exams have sparked debate online. Starting from 2016, Beijing authorities will reduce the 150-point English examination in college entrance exams to 100 points, while at the same time raising the number of points attributed to Chinese and mathematics, the affiliated website ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1336698/debate-rages-china-seeks-reduce-emphasis-english-language
  2. 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

    ... of the debate on the education of minority children has focused on their struggle to learn Chinese – the government is to introduce Chinese-language lessons from September – some parents and educators ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519659/ethnic-minority-children-being-stereotyped-and-belittled-local
  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Three governors quit ESF board over soaring school fees as subsidy is axed

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:50am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... meeting today. The meeting will also determine the schedule for electing new parent governors. The decision last year to phase out the subsidy followed years of debate over the foundation, created ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1516660/parents-quit-esf-board-over-plans-raise-cash-government-subsidy-goes
  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Settling the debate over mainland stereotyping

    Posted Jun 28th 2013, 12:00am by WONG YATHEI

    ... Wong Yat-hei yathei.wong@scmp.com Tackling sensitive topic, pupils from Stewards Pooi Kei College take top honours at contest Settling the debate over mainland stereotyping One of the biggest secondary school debating competitions in the city came to an end yesterday, with Stewards Pooi Kei College in Sha Tin defeating Yuen Long's CCC Kei Yuen College in the final round. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1270672/settling-debate-over-mainland-stereotyping
  5. News - China - EDUCATION

    Chinese scholars wage ‘textbooks battle’ with Japan over Diaoyus facts

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 02:07pm by Angela Meng

    ... and that's legitimate and legal from a Japanese point of view." The debate marks an attempt by China and Japan to wage a battle through historical research to justify their claims ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1466961/chinese-scholars-fight-facts-against-japan-over-diaoyus-claims-school
  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Outgoing HKU chief Tsui Lap-chee says academic freedom crucial

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 01:21pm by Oliver Chou

    ... school of law is the most open in this," Tsui says. "Despite heated debates among them, all parties continue to be colleagues and friends, knowing that this is all part of the pursuit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1451488/academic-freedom-crucial-teachers-hkus-outgoing-vice-chancellor-says
  7. Lifestyle - Books - EDUCATION

    Book review: Minority Education in China, by James Leibold and Chen Yangbin

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 06:41pm by Linda Yeung

    ... empirical data on schooling in areas such as the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, home to all 56 ethnic groups. The debate on what constitutes multiculturalism is also covered. The state education ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1437127/book-review-minority-education-china-james-leibold-and-chen-yangbin
  8. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    Shanghai pilot programme encouraging local dialect in kindergartens under fire

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 12:35pm by Chunxiao Li

    ... he should first learn to speak Putonghua.” On China’s social media on Thursday, news of the pilot programme triggered heated debate. “This is ugly. Shanghai’s officials are encouraging ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1411636/shanghai-pilot-programme-encouraging-kindergarten-children-speak
  9. News - China - EDUCATION

    Communist Party orders 'core socialist values' on the curriculum

    Posted Dec 24th 2013, 04:51am by Teddy Ng, Li Jing

    ... Zhang Lifan, a Beijing-based commentator, said the stress on ideology was triggered by controversies that have shaken the party's authority, such as the debate over constitutionalism, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1389382/communist-party-orders-core-socialist-values-curriculum
  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Incoming HKU law dean puts freedom at the heart of his plans

    Posted Nov 30th 2013, 04:21am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Incoming professor sets out liberty of expression and debate as key principles New HKU law dean focused on freedom The incoming law dean of the University ... challenges that will inevitably be faced, there will be different views and positions held in good faith. "The key is to encourage all opinions to be aired and debated, and ultimately to reach ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1369113/incoming-hku-law-dean-puts-freedom-heart-his-plans

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