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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    We cannot afford to spurn economic dividend from inclusive education

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... the Education Bureau said it would work with the commission to offer more support to non-Chinese students. But an EOC report last year that students from these minorities accounted for 3.2 per cent ... SCMP Editorial Make education more inclusive The appointment of a retired government stalwart as Equal Opportunities Commissioner raised a few eyebrows. Former health minister Dr York Chow ...

  2. Condensed education raises questions

    Posted Jul 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... THE EDUCATION Commission recently published a proposal recommending that senior secondary education be condensed from four years into three years. Under the proposed system, the HKCEE and A-levels would be merged into one broad-based exam. According to the commission, this would give students more time to improve language proficiency and learning skills. Revamping the senior ...

  3. Education proposals step away from the colonial stream

    Posted Oct 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the use of English as the teaching medium in most secondary schools. Not convinced that measures proposed by the Education Commission to reform the sixth-form curriculum would arrest the decline ... as chairman of the Education Commission to map out a blueprint to reform the education system. It came as no surprise that the commission's final proposals, released in 2000, called ...

  4. Confusion as education chief reopens debate

    Posted Nov 17th 2007, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... that were not doing very well,' she said. 'If you allow these to continue using English to teach it would not be fair on other schools.' Sister Wong was on Education Commission ... Will Clem Language policy review hinted at Educators say they are baffled why the education minister this week reopened the debate on the medium-of-instruction policy - an issue ...

  5. Educators hit back at schools cash cut threat

    Posted Apr 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... that was suggested by the Education Commission in its fifth report [in 1992],' Mr Hui said. 'When that was published there was no oversupply of places.' Mr Tso of Education Convergence agreed, ... Will Clem Reduce class sizes rather than close secondaries, they say Educators have hit back at a threat to remove funding from schools with falling student numbers by demanding class ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Asylum seeker fights Education Bureau's ban on son attending kindergarten

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Education Bureau accused of ignoring the law after three-year-old refused kindergarten place Asylum seeker fights ban on son's schooling A government ... being reviewed. The family has been refused legal aid for a judicial review as the Legal Aid Department views the Education Bureau's ban as reasonable. The father did not want to reveal his ...

  7. Quality education despite recent troubles

    Posted Sep 11th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... The English School Foundation is again focusing on the development of its schools, writes Katherine Forestier The provision of independent, English-medium education in Hong Kong has long ... and a Private Independent School, cater for about 12,000 students, making the ESF the largest international education foundation in Asia. It has, in the last 20 months, also been the most controversial, ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    Troubled England has much to learn from HK's curriculum reforms

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... the Education Commission completed its review of the system 13 years ago. Change is not easy. Professional and personal differences will inevitably arise, and there will be twists and turns ... Katherine Forestier Why Hong Kong could teach England a thing or two about education reform There seems to be two ways of reforming the education system. The first is to listen ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    John Tsang lacks budgetary vision for better education in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... possible age An education in budgetary vision For policymakers, the question often arises, should policy dictate budgets or should budgets dictate policy? For natural-born political leaders, ... and strengthening investment in America's future by improving education and upgrading the capabilities of US industries. The two tasks are interrelated, in that upgrading the economy involves equipping ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong tops the class in confused policymaking

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... Regina Ip Regina Ip says the millions to be spent on overseas education for the few won't meet our need for a cohort of good pre-school teachers, as officials seem to think, or foster ... must major in English or pre-school education. In the face of criticism about the unduly narrow scope, it conceded that while priority would be given to students majoring in English ...




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