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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Move to change liberal studies discussion points

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 05:11am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... education. The review, produced by the Education Bureau, the Examinations and Assessment Authority and the Curriculum Development Council, is subject to a three-month public consultation that started ... point on how Hongkongers develop their identities. Officials said in the paper that the former should be deleted because the relevant content had been merged with another module, and the latter ...

  2. News - China - EDUCATION

    Foreign student numbers in US reach record high, with almost one third from China

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 01:01pm by James Griffiths

    ... classroom, undergraduates as well as graduate students are expected to participate in discussions and express their own opinions, leading to a development of strong critical thinking skills ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Exam authorities show conflict over rule of law interpretation

    Posted Nov 06th 2014, 03:53am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... that political stability was more important than economic development for China to enhance its strength. The authority says some students tended to drift away from the question, discussing livelihood ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Ethnic row after two staff fired at school

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 04:33am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... in developing a multicultural curriculum that many of the ethnic minority students at CMA Choi Cheung Kok Secondary School said they liked. Their contracts were terminated on October 24 because ... did not understand how a curriculum that was not based on the Education Bureau's established guidelines would be good for students. He said Soto had been liberal when developing ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Pupils boycott secondary school to protest staff members' firing

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 04:12am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Pupils protest over firing of school staff Sixty Nepalese pupils at a secondary school in Tuen Mun boycotted class yesterday to protest against the school's sudden firing of two staff members who had been helping them. The pair, a Nepalese community-relations worker and an English teacher who had developed a multicultural study programme ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

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

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

    ... their rents, but it had agreed to recommend that the Development Bureau should set aside government land as potential kindergarten sites when designing new towns. Another recommendation was to include ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - EDUCATION

    Generalist or specialist?

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

    ... 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 ...

  8. 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

    ... an ideological purpose, legitimising the rule of the Communist Party," Pu said.   China lags rich nations in social science development Despite its rising clout after three decades of rapid economic growth, China has lagged far behind industrialised nations in the development of social sciences. For instance, there is no Chinese academic journal in social sciences among the world's top ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    'Prejudice' claim as centre struggles for a new home

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

    ... needs. Virginia Wilson, executive director of the Child Development Centre, said her organisation had spent five years struggling to find a suitable base for its early education training centre. ... longer- and then another year of assessment before getting a spot. Many reached primary school age before a place became available. The Child Development Centre offered about 100 such places, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong universities decline across the board in global ranking list

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Hong Kong universities lagged in citations per faculty, with HKU ranked 230th, compared to NUS at 185th. Professor Joshua Mok Ka-ho, acting vice-president for research and development ...




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