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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - EDUCATION

    United States researcher develops adjustable school textbooks

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:41am by WASHPOST

    ... book," said Richard Baraniuk, founder of OpenStax, which received a US$9 million grant to develop a prototype textbook for biology and physics. "Because I understand things in a different ... explores." OpenStax will spend two years developing the personalised, interactive books and then test them on students in and around Houston, Texas. The idea is to make learning easier, so students ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1570055/united-states-researcher-develops-adjustable-school-textbooks
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

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

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

    ... to Hongkonger Wong Yim-kan, who has been funding her via World Vision's child sponsorship programme since 2009. The programme dovetailed with the NGO's area development plan for Baribour, which aimed to introduce sustainable development. This involved restructuring the village as an agricultural co-operative. Vongsa Phean's parents and others were taught farming techniques ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580447/girl-12-becomes-teacher-thanks-hongkongers-world-vision-sponsorship
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - EDUCATION

    For students and recent graduates, the money is in maths and engineering

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:43am by Reuters

    ... of engineers and scientists being produced by universities in China and the developing world. "[We are] deeply concerned that the scientific and technological building blocks critical to our ... for more research and development. But the market is already well on the way to correcting the problem on its own. Stem subjects promise higher pay, greater opportunities, and more job security. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580089/students-and-recent-graduates-money-maths-and-engineering
  4. News - China - EDUCATION

    More Chinese high school students heading for US

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

    ... in subjects such as mathematics and reading. Top US schools remain highly regarded among educated Chinese for developing critical thinking and communication skills. "China boasts solid elementary ... now can scour worldwide for schools," Wang said. Chinese parents see the hefty cost of private US high schools as a worthy investment. "If he can develop a multitude of skills ...

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

    Challenge for youngsters caught in cycle of problems

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by BRIAN YAP

    ... Taiwanese documentary director Kuo Shiao-Yun, Youth New World has invested HK$500,000 in developing the endurance trip- which will be filmed by Kuo. Exhibited at the 2013 Taipei Film Festival, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570795/challenge-youngsters-caught-cycle-problems
  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Teacher warns of misery at school

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:56am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... with failure because failure is not an option." Not long after she arrived in Hong Kong in 2010, she founded an art charity, Lizzie Bee, to help youngsters under pressure relax and develop ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560649/teacher-warns-misery-school
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong's exams body calls time on students cheating with watches

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 03:28am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... ranked first and fourth in last year's International Baccalaureate results respectively, said they were unaware of potential misuses of smartwatches. Alex Gibbs, director of development and community relations at the Australian school, said they would "keep our eye out" for any problems. Meanwhile, Turnitin, which develops plagiarism-checking software, raised similar concerns ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1552142/hong-kongs-exams-body-calls-time-students-cheating-watches
  8. News - China - EDUCATION

    Migrants' children, as young as six, join fight for school places in Beijing

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 06:21pm by AFP

    ... themselves on the wrong end of China's latest development plan. Migrants flowing from the poverty-stricken countryside to the cities have been the engine of China's decades-long economic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555624/migrants-children-young-six-join-fight-school-places-beijing
  9. Lifestyle - Technology - EDUCATION

    Same genes govern skills in maths and reading, scientists discover

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:10am by AFP

    ... to run in some families but the genes that affect this have until now been mainly unknown. Scientists delved into a data pool called the Twins Early Development Study, which enrolled 12-year-olds ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1552850/same-genes-govern-skills-maths-and-reading-scientists-discover
  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Wah Yan College shows small classes yield better pupils

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by Ernest Kao

    ... and liberal studies into smaller groups of 25 to 30, found themselves spending less time on discipline and more time on curriculum planning and professional development. They also did not have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553482/wah-yan-college-shows-small-classes-yield-better-pupils

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