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  1. Local partner confirms revamp at Sun unit

    Posted Mar 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... BIEN PEREZ A close partner of Sun Microsystems has confirmed a sweeping management revamp at the United States computer maker's local office, where three top executives appear to have been suspended indefinitely and replaced by senior regional bosses. Lai Yam-ting, managing director at Hong Kong-listed technology services provider and long-time Sun server distributor, ...

  2. 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, ... budget speech with US President Barack Obama's state-of-the-union address shows a marked difference, and one cannot attribute it to the former coming from a bureaucrat who has functioned ...

  3. Old warrior declares war on language education's slackers

    Posted Sep 10th 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... and moral education. The Virginia Military Institute is the oldest state armed forces college in the United States and has a reputation for offering a sparse, physically demanding environment ... May Chan Chan Shu-kit has declared war on the education system, saying teachers should be trained as though they are in the army. Irritated by sloppy English and Cantonese pronunciation, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

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

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

    ... son an education in Hong Kong. I want to judicially review this decision." Since last year, the family says that they have been fearful of attending the office of the United Nations High ... 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 ...

  5. Condensed education raises questions

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

    ... sufficient preparation for university education, even four-year university education? The United States system has a two-tiered structure: regular high school courses leading to a standardised ... 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 ...

  6. Education shake-up must be made to work

    Posted Oct 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the mainland and in the United States. There will be two three-year periods of secondary school education- and only one public exam. Importantly, the proposals advocate a more flexible approach ... The transformation of Hong Kong's education system proposed by the government yesterday is ambitious and expensive- but long overdue. After decades of debate, the plan is to break ...

  7. They're letters that lead to learning, but education terms are also a headache to tell apart

    Posted Jun 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the United States. Several international schools in Hong Kong use its services for quality assurance. Hong Kong International School and American International School are examples of WASC-accredited ... year unless indicated. They may still be subject to Education and Manpower Bureau approval. Fees do not include other charges. Many schools charge separately for books, stationery and other ...

  8. An A to Z of education jargon

    Posted Sep 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Accredits public and private schools, colleges and universities in the United States. Several international schools in Hong Kong use its services ... non-native English speakers learn the language more quickly. Also known as English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) and English as an additional language (EAL). General Certificate of Education ...

  9. Don't forget the option of an adventure abroad

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier, Linda Yeung

    ... United States The private sector in the US is growing rapidly. Traditionally, the top independent schools have been based on the east coast, but now they are opening across the states. There is no national education system, resulting in a wide variety of schools in each state, although broad national standards have been developed for different subjects. Schools may also be affiliated ...

  10. Education policy failure cannot be outsourced

    Posted May 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Education Bureau: 'The state... cannot free itself from obligations... by offloading or outsourcing its obligations to private state actors... or to coerce them to act on the state ... Anjali Hazari The Supreme Court of India recently upheld the constitutional validity of the Right to Education Act that was passed in 2009, which requires both public and private schools ...




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