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  1. News - Hong Kong - EQUAL RIGHTS

    Academic's free educational materials to battle racism

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:14am by Lana Lam

    ... Publishing House in Singapore, defended the material, saying it promoted "racial harmony" and that "no job is superior or inferior to another". Hong Kong's Education Bureau ... racism A Chinese University professor hopes to tackle what she sees as the city's racist attitude towards ethnic minorities by giving educational materials to every secondary school in Hong ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Help improve Hong Kong education instead of choosing the exit option

    Posted May 27th 2014, 09:07pm by Kelly Yang

    ... Kelly Yang Kelly Yang says the crisis of confidence in Hong Kong education can be overcome as long as we're willing to meet the problems head-on Fight not flight I'm tired of losing my best students to US and British boarding schools. I'm tired of losing good friends to Singapore or other countries. I'm tired of reading headlines warning that Hong Kong ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education - RACISM

    Racial stereotyping in Hong Kong's textbooks undermines harmony

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:17pm by Bernice Chan

    ... racist. Grundy's post referred to a "Racial Harmony" exercise, showing people of different nationalities in Hong Kong and their jobs: the white British man was an English teacher ... studies workbook for Hong Kong primary schools, was trying to instil multiculturalism; the problem was with its approach, says Grundy, who is also a co-founder of the advocacy group, HK Helpers ...

  4. Hong Kong Education Gets An Overhaul

    Posted May 27th 2014, 03:45pm by Randee Stever

    ... Randee Stever The Hong Kong education system is known for its competitiveness and debate has been strong regarding what some belief to be outdated teaching methods. In the past, students ... education reforms, the result is a new school guide in Hong Kong that gives every student greater access to quality education. Of all the changes introduced into Hong Kong’s education, one ...

  5. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    One-third of Chinese do not speak Putonghua, says Education Ministry

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:54pm by Chris Luo

    ... channels from Cantonese to Putonghua for part of each day. In Hong Kong, residents have expressed concern over worries an increasing emphasis on Putonghua education in schools is coming ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com As many as three in 10 of China’s 1.3 billion population are unable to communicate in Putonghua, China’s Education Ministry said during an annual event ...

  6. Foreign Students Master Their Education in Hong Kong

    Posted May 21st 2014, 05:23pm by Donna Lin Niles

    ... of scholarship dollars and government assistance available, as well as the organizations that can provide the funds, you can certainly realize your educational dream in Hong Kong. Employment ... Territories, and quite a lot of history at your fingertips, you can be sure that your educational experience is truly once in a lifetime. Studying in Hong Kong can have great rewards and enhance both ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong pan-democrats seek to politicise city's schools

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:20am by Alex Lo

    ... to follow their example? I am intrigued by how many parents seem unperturbed by such a prospect. Perhaps they think this is all part of civic education. It is surely their right to decide ... of political activities. But shouldn't we give some space to younger children free from the whirlwinds of politics? The pan-democrats have an educational role to play by being political role ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Japanese curator warns Hong Kong: don't turn into a 'cultural Galapagos'

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by Vivienne Chow

    ... And Nanjo will help. He will combine his role as director of the famous Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, which welcomed more than 1.2 million visitors last year, with that of educator at the Hong Kong Art School. Nanjo will put together training programmes for artists and curators at the school, which is the educational division of the Hong Kong Arts Centre. Programmes will involve intensive ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong universities decline across the board in global ranking list

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... at the Institute of Education, said Singapore, South Korea and the mainland all encouraged their researchers to cite other studies done in their territories, while Hong Kong had no such policy. ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Shift from three to four-year degree programme cited as scores for seven Hong Kong universities dipped across the board Local universities fall in global ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Is Hong Kong becoming a protectionist society?

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 05:11am by Alex Lo

    ... Global Competitiveness Index this month ranked Hong Kong in seventh place, the same as last year, but scored us on the low side for education and innovation. It looks OK on the surface, considering it ranks 144 economies on such things as infrastructure, education and institutions. But we are left in the dust by Switzerland, which led the index and, horror of horrors, second-placed ...




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