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  1. This week's question: How would you change the education system in Hong Kong?

    Posted Nov 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beatrix Chau 16 I don't know if I would change it- after all, we've been brought up under it and have become used to it. However, there is the pressing issue of overcrowded classrooms. As a result, students don't receive the attention they ...

  2. High stakes in Hong Kong's dream to be Asia's education hub

    Posted Mar 29th 2008, 12:00am by Gerard Postiglione

    ... Gerard Postiglione Is Hong Kong destined to become Asia's 'world education hub' or only one among many? Despite the exam-oriented rote learning and little innovative ... the same path. For Hong Kong the stakes are high if it aims to become Asia's world education hub, but the messages are contradictory, as these South China Morning Post headlines printed ...

  3. Are four years of university education necessary for Hong Kong students?

    Posted May 14th 2008, 12:00am by Claudia Yip, Jeffrey Wong

    ... which will allow Hong Kong students to better appreciate other cultures and thus broaden their horizons. More time at university means more time to work on becoming a more balanced person. ... their horizons more than university life could. However long Hong Kong students stay at university, the important thing is how they use their experiences to their advantage after they graduate. ...

  4. Super size Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Sara Yin

    ... it Grannies, junk food and too much homework may be the culprits of Hong Kong's rising obesity problem. Despite the obvious 'eat less, exercise more' formula for weight loss, a recent study by the Chinese University of Hong Kong revealed obesity levels of children under the age of 16 had increased from 10 per cent to 15 per cent in the past 10 years. Albert Li Man-chim, ...

  5. Academics urge action to lift city's status as higher education hub

    Posted Nov 19th 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau Academics are stepping up calls for the government to set up a centralised agency to boost Hong Kong's status as a regional education hub. A Hong Kong Institute of Education study has found that despite rising demand in Asia for overseas study, the city's higher education is not well known in the region. 'If Hong Kong is positioning itself to become ...

  6. Hong Kong Faces

    Posted Jul 10th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... later merged with four other institutes to become the Hong Kong Institute of Education. 'My job was stable, satisfying and rewarding. I could spend lots of time with my family ... Joseon dynasty, which premiered in Hong Kong in 2005. 'Primary One students are very interesting. They are not afraid of the principal at all,' she says smiling. As a seasoned educator ...

  7. Question of the week: Do you support small-class teaching in Hong Kong?

    Posted Mar 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... they have learned, and impart knowledge to others. With so many advantages, small-class teaching is an extremely effective way to improve Hong Kong's education system. Hence, I fully support ... school fees or reduce expenditure in other areas. Also, schools will have to find more space for their smaller classes. But schools in Hong Kong are already overcrowded, so how can they have more ...

  8. Drug rehab school plan still alive, says Education Bureau

    Posted Jul 17th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam A drug rehabilitation school's application to use a vacant school campus in Mui Wo is still under consideration, the Education Bureau says. The bureau, the Narcotics ... The chief executive in fact expressed interest in visiting us months ago after learning our college has been troubled by overcrowding through the South China Morning Post. 'The Education Bureau ...

  9. Hong Kong response to special needs children unacceptable

    Posted Oct 11th 2008, 12:00am by Kent Ewing

    ... untenable. In the end, all this points to Hong Kong's slow-developing policy toward international education. The five sites recently earmarked for internationals schools are a case in point: two ... children. Such generosity would certainly attract more expats to a more education-friendly Hong Kong; it would also further burnish the city's reputation as a civil society that cares not just ...

  10. How can we encourage Hong Kong to recycle more?

    Posted Nov 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is the best answer to the pressing problem of waste disposal. Benson Chan, 17, Wah Yan College, Hong Kong I think the government can do that in many ways. First, education can be helpful but teaching ... Vincent Wong, 17, Wah Yan College, Hong Kong Hongkongers throw away 9,400 tonnes of solid waste every day. Our three major landfills are likely to reach their full capacity in five to nine ...




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