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  1. Let education enrich life, not just the market

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... university departments like philosophy and theology with little perceived 'economic' value axed. The danger of corporatising education is the creation of a world littered with technocrats ... Nazry Bahrawi If Singapore is serious about becoming a higher education hub in Asia, there is much its policymakers can learn from the debate that has unfolded over its prized venture, ...

  2. Short-sighted educators

    Posted Oct 31st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... talks about the university's continued commitment to East Asia in the face of the closure of its department of East Asian studies. I would ask Sir Kenneth how he is able to close a department that is devoted to the study of East Asia and its languages and then claim that the university is still devoted to the region? 'Durham University will continue to teach Chinese ...

  3. Graduate education goes global

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Education Editor Hong Kong's development as a learning society is advancing rapidly. The government is supporting the process and many people are eager to gain additional qualifications, whether for career advancement or personal interest. Education is one of the six new pillars of the economy announced last year by Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen as the focus ...

  4. Educators call for greater emphasis on English skills

    Posted May 14th 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong, Will Clem

    ... Nora Tong and Will Clem The end of colonial rule in 1997 signalled a gradual decline in the English language's dominance of society and the education system. The administration of Tung Chee-hwa championed the policy of mother-tongue education and ruled the following year that all but 114 secondary schools would have to stop using English to teach other subjects. A decade ...

  5. Growth in online MBAs will cut cost of education

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Linda Yeung A recent attention-grabbing higher education news was the setting up of the US$60-million online-classroom venture called edX by two top American institutions- Harvard and MIT. ... courses. Undoubtedly, quality courses will have the biggest following. Again, time for a careful selection of choices. Linda Yeung is the Post's Education Editor, a veteran journalist who ...

  6. Education hub comes down to more beds, say educators

    Posted Jul 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung The government has been urged to give more resources to the tertiary sector if it wants to make Hong Kong a regional education hub. Richard Ho Yan-ki, City University's dean of undergraduate education, warned that local students would be 'displaced' if no extra land was provided for dormitories to accommodate an increasing number of students from ...

  7. A matter of three degrees

    Posted Feb 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Professor Amy Ha, chairperson of the department of sports science and physical education under the faculty of education, says the programme in exercise science and health education is designed ... bachelor of science programmes are in gerontology, and in exercise science and health education, while the third one is bachelor of social science in global studies. The CUHK programme ...

  8. Educated to the core

    Posted Jun 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the specially designed courses are meant to be more intellectually challenging than the average general education course. They are the result of vigorous vetting by a 16-member committee. HKU academics ... important to develop local students' critical perspectives, to help them better cope with the changing world. 'Even in the field of education, there are new ideas all the time, new ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Professor accuses HKU of secrecy over formaldehyde threat on new campus

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... in parts of the university's Centennial Campus in the past two months. Affected buildings include the faculties of social science, arts and law. About half the staff of one department ... to have facilities ready for students. There is a double intake this year, with the final A level students and the first Diploma of Secondary Education graduates both beginning their university ...

  10. English language course focuses on real-life tests

    Posted Feb 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), Professor Andy Kirkpatrick of the department of English at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, Professor Martin Warren of the department of English ... says that the course takes a practical approach towards training students. 'Similar programmes at other institutions place a strong emphasis on language education and pedagogic issues. Our ...




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