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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    An innovative way forward in early childhood education is gathering pace

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 02:54pm by Luisa Tam

    ... head of the Hong Kong Institute of Education's department of early childhood education, agrees that the market has been influenced by demands from parents who want kindergartens ... says. But there is an answer and it is right here in Hong Kong, where an innovative way forward in early childhood education (ECE) is quickly gathering pace. ECE focuses on children learning ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Early childhood education: by the same token

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... in Early Childhood Education by the 2011-12 academic year, for example, and all principals taking up their posts from 2009 were expected to hold relevant degrees. But kindergarten operators say ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com A voucher scheme to subsidise kindergarten education empowers parents but is driving many preschools out of business, writes Elaine Yau By the same token ...

  3. Costly reality of getting a good start in education

    Posted Oct 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... nine-year compulsory education policy- from Primary One to Form Three- omits kindergartens and the authorities have invested little in the pre-school sector as a result. The city of more than 12 ... difficulties facing parents are a result of limited governmental input in pre-primary education,' Deng says. 'There are fewer than 10 officials in the education department supervising ...

  4. Mailbag

    Posted Apr 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This is of particular importance in the early childhood years, the most distant point from the output of the education system, with a primarily female workforce and a perceived lower status, in terms ... schooling. As such, early childhood educators are differentiated from their primary and secondary counterparts in terms of qualifications, remuneration and status. It seems to be accepted that those ...

  5. Recession should spur spending on preschooling, says Unicef expert

    Posted Apr 18th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... who addressed an international conference on early childhood education and care this week, said early childhood programmes were among the least costly education programmes to implement. ... children should receive two years of pre-primary education, said US President Barack Obama had continued investing in early childhood programmes and urged other countries to follow his example. ...

  6. Choirs give full voice to youngsters

    Posted Jan 08th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Many children are exposed to music and songs on a regular basis from the day they are born. It can help them go to sleep at night or entertain and excite them. By taking singing lessons, young children can develop skills to become more expressive and conf ...

  7. Wen admits attacks lay bare deep ills

    Posted May 14th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... nationwide inspection to shore up school security following a series of killings and attacks at kindergartens and schools in the past two months. Initiated by the Public Security and Education ... security measures including the deployment of police officers and security guards at kindergartens and schools. In Beijing, education authorities have hired 2,000 security guards for 500 primary ...

  8. Authorities step up security in schools

    Posted May 14th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... initiated by the Public Security and Education ministries and the State Administration of Work Safety, will attempt to provide better awareness training and extra funding as well as upgrade ... two months, which have prompted authorities to strengthen security measures including the deployment of police officers and security guards on campuses. In Beijing, education authorities have ...

  9. Happiness is key when choosing schools

    Posted Nov 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... When Linus reached two years old, it was time for his mother to start hunting for a kindergarten. 'It was very stressful,' Iris Barton said. 'I first got a book on all the kindergartens in Hong Kong, but it didn't help. So, I basically ...

  10. Research key to getting off on the right foot

    Posted May 30th 2009, 12:00am by Fionnuala Carolan

    ... that choosing a kindergarten is a major decision for a parent. 'This stage of a child's life can affect the rest of their life. Early childhood development really shapes a person.' She ... and the teachers' assistants in addition to the teacher-to-pupil ratio which, according to the Education Bureau, should be around one to 15. 'Look at the facilities, including the classrooms, toilets ...




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