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  1. Preschool groups call for three years of free education

    Posted Apr 08th 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... education quality. Ingrid Chien Chuying, deputy head of the early childhood education department at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, agreed. She said it was the quality of teachers and parents, not free schooling per se, that would improve education. 'We can't talk about money only,' Professor Chien said. Department head Professor Lorna Chan Kim-sang said the government ...

  2. Tears and Praise mark departure

    Posted Nov 01st 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong At the end of a tumultuous term in the Education Department that saw her often lambasted on issues such as the pace of school reform and teacher suicides, Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun ... as it was an appointment by the State Council, not the Hong Kong government. As permanent secretary for education and manpower, Mrs Law had been hard working, passionate about education, professional ...

  3. Reform problems not addressed

    Posted Jan 06th 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong A Chinese University of Hong Kong academic has criticised the report for dodging the issue of how education reforms have weakened the identity and ideals of teachers. At a forum held at CUHK this week, Dora Choi Po-king, associate professor of the university's educational administration and policy department, urged the government to face the problem of reforms ...

  4. Kindergarten drilling tactics outdated: EMB

    Posted May 13th 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong, Will Clem

    ... they are that young,' Ms Wan said. 'But it would scare children to death if they hadn't done any writing before primary.' Cheung Kwok-wah, assistant professor of the education department ... criticised in a report released by the Education and Manpower Bureau this week. The report on pre-school inspections in the 2004-5 academic year has prompted renewed calls for kindergarten ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    A test of characters

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... for the Education Bureau (EDB). Youngsters are usually assessed for SpLD in reading and writing after they enter primary school. But preschool teachers should refer to a resource kit available at the EDB ... to those who have trouble learning. If the problems persist despite intervention, the children will then be assessed by the school's educational psychologist. Professor Kevin Chung, head ...

  6. Teachers fear September stress: survey

    Posted Sep 01st 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... by Education Convergence, the Primary Education Research Association and the education studies department at Baptist University. The study- canvassing the views of 2,295 teachers in 242 schools through ... Nora Tong Educators say they face an overwhelming workload for the start of the school year Education groups and academics yesterday sounded an alarm over the early onset of high levels ...

  7. Researcher in trouble on English skill report

    Posted Aug 26th 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong A professor is in hot water with the Education and Manpower Bureau after releasing the findings of a survey suggesting that students in Chinese-medium schools are more afraid of learning English and less motivated to do so than they were before the introduction of the mother-tongue policy in 1998. Tsang Wing-kwong, a professor in the department of educational ...

  8. Wealth gap threatens equality of education, experts say

    Posted Feb 25th 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Khoo from City University's department of economics and finance said the findings were significant for education reforms in Hong Kong. Professor Chiu said that an unequal society might put ... Nora Tong Hong Kong students may enjoy a quality of education opportunity that ranks among the highest in the world, but more needs to be done to avoid bias against poor pupils, academics ...

  9. Call for changes to disability ordinance

    Posted Jul 15th 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... I-wah, deputy head of the department of education policy and administration at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, said modifying the ordinance would improve the learning environment ... are obliged to admit any student who is successful in his or her application unless they face an 'unreasonable hardship' that prevents them from offering education to the child. ...

  10. All-women teachers group aims to fight for female rights

    Posted Mar 11th 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... into the interaction between lives at work and at home. Dora Choi Po-king, member of the Gender Studies Committee and associate professor of the department of educational administration and policy ...




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