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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

    ... and raise teaching quality by setting conditions for participating schools. All teachers were expected to obtain Certificates in Early Childhood Education by the 2011-12 academic year, for example, ... A voucher scheme to subsidise kindergarten education empowers parents but is driving many preschools out of business, writes Elaine Yau Like many working-class parents, Yim Ka-yin welcomes ...

  3. Education comes at a high price- even at two and a half years old

    Posted Aug 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... than to become a civil servant or enter a university, and this is the education-related issue provoking the most discussion and complaints on internet forums. One scene three months ago ... and relatives asking for favours to enrol their children. At a time when a million or so university graduates can't find jobs, the ferocity of the competition trickles back through the educational ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Researchers assess the value of apps for early childhood learning

    Posted Sep 04th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... "doesn't set children up for much deeper understanding". Last year, the National Association for the Education of Young Children published a position statement on technology in early ... in learning for educators Elias was shy at first. "He's four," his teacher whispered when he would not say his age. He made no sound as his peers rushed to the tables with the iPads. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Kindergarten fees to rise by 4.3 per cent, Education Bureau announces

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Rising fees at kindergartens to hit families again More than two-thirds of kindergartens are set to increase their fees by an average of 4.3 per cent from next month, the Education Bureau said yesterday. But with a rise of almost 6 per cent already imposed over the past academic year, parents- especially those from middle-income groups- say ...

  7. education

    Posted Dec 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with such a hectic schedule? 4 Why are Hong Kong parents keen to give their children an education from such an early age? 5 There is the notion that pressure can lead to improvement. Do you think putting pressure on children can help them? 6 Is it worth pushing children to their limits even if it might lead to emotional problems later in life? Follow-up activities 1 Check out the education ...

  8. ESF to create more kindergarten places as demand soars

    Posted Oct 16th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan The English Schools Foundation plans to almost double the number of kindergarten places in the next few years, to meet growing demand from parents who want to send their children to English-language schools. Places for the next academic year at ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 'Close watch' to be kept on 10-month-old patient

    Posted Jun 16th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The condition of Hong Kong's youngest swine-flu patient, a 10-month-old girl, will be very closely monitored, the Centre for Health Protection says, because small children are at a greater risk of developing complications from the virus. It ...




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