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  1. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Key to good policies? It's a matter of time

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:03am by LAM WOON-KWONG

    ... or peer assessment would serve the purpose better. Again, take waste management as an example. How will the public react to an incinerator a decade after its commissioning? Will they regard ...

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    Plea for all pupils, including those with special needs, to learn together

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by LAM WOON-KWONG

    ... Lam Woon-kwong All pupils learning together on a caring campus promotes understanding Let's get rid of myths on special education Wallace was a Primary One pupil. Diagnosed ... some extra help, but they told her that doing so would be unfair to other pupils. Cases like Wallace's are being brought to the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) far too often. ...

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    Phones are only as smart as the people who use them

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 02:39am by PERRY LAM

    ... it easy for citizens to educate themselves, share information and monitor their government. Combining the features of a mobile phone with those of a touch-screen computer and other popular ...

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    Spending on education, training and health is an investment- not merely an expense

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 04:15am by PAUL YIP SIU-FAI

    ... training and development opportunities that match the abilities, aspirations and education of our young. University opportunities for associate degree holders will increase 25 per cent, from 4,000 ... at various stages of their lives to train and enhance their abilities. These countries have been investing heavily in education and understand the quality of their populations. Australian government ...

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    Our young people need a more balanced education

    Posted Dec 06th 2013, 04:28am by LEE CHACK-FAN

    ... Lee Chack-fan As well as acquiring knowledge they should be developing social skills, like in the West Our young people need a more balanced education A few years ago, a distinguished ... been invited to give a talk on US liberal-arts education. The talk lasted for about 45 minutes, followed by a question-and-answer session. Each of the dozen or so students who sought to ask ...

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    HKU needs more research funding to build on recent success

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:02am by PAUL YIP SIU FAI

    ... year. They make teaching and learning enjoyable and satisfying. Exchange students and non-locals inject enthusiasm into campus life, and benefit our postgraduate education and training ...

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    Stargazers' camp puts blindness in a new light

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by LAM WOON-KWONG

    ... significant barriers in accessing equal opportunities. This stems, in part, from lingering stereotypes and prejudices about disability. An Equal Opportunities Commission survey conducted in 2010 ... be tapping another pool of talent if we make available to them fair opportunities for training and jobs. The government must remove barriers to education, employment and key services such as public ...

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    Creating opportunities takes resources

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 03:23am by Paul Yip

    ... in education, training and health. The money we spend on education and skills training today can increase tax revenue tomorrow. Improving the health of the community will reduce health expenditure ...

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    Democracy is only option to offer relative stability

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 04:12am by LAM WOON KWONG

    ... unconditionally; hence, their exercise of power must be checked by strong, independent and properly mandated institutions. Yet modern societies are increasingly complex. People are educated, informed, ...

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    Honouring a life of humble artistic achievements

    Posted Jun 28th 2013, 12:00am by LEE CHACK-FAN

    ... landscape of our city, making arts and culture much more accessible to the public. I first worked with Chen 15 years ago while serving on the Culture and Heritage Commission chaired by Professor Chang Hsin-kang. Chen was then representing the Arts Development Council. In order to fulfil its mandate of developing a cultural policy for Hong Kong, the commission conducted numerous ...




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