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  1. Instruction with practical application

    Posted Mar 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, US, sees Hong Kong's business environment as similar to that of Charlotte, the second-largest banking centre in the United States ... US college teaches state-of-the-art business techniques to ensure Hong Kong executives perform at their peak IN THE EYES of many Americans, Hong Kong is an important Asian financial ...

  2. There's an art to success in the US

    Posted Feb 10th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch Arts students at the International Christian School have received impressive results in US exams, with a greater percentage of its students achieving grades that may make them eligible for college credit than any other school outside the US. All ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Poverty trap keeps children poor, and a society poorer

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 12:00am by JEFFREY SACHS

    ... year or two of school, so that illiteracy and innumeracy are transmitted from one generation to the next. Yet rich countries also fail. The United States, for example, cruelly allows its ... Jeffrey Sachs Jeffrey Sachs says a society that invests generously in education and health for all children, rich and poor, is itself enriched, as Sweden shows Virtuous loop ...

  4. US urged to relax stringent visa policy

    Posted Apr 17th 2004, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... American universities are stepping up pressure on the United States government to relax its stringent visa policy imposed on foreign students since September 11. Speaking during an interview ... then 1 per cent, at 0.6 per cent last year, according to statistics from the New York-based Institute of International Education (IIE). The number of foreign graduate student applications to the US ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Getting straight answers

    Posted Apr 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... junior reporter Minal Daswani says. 'I enjoyed talking to him and hearing all his stories.' Born and raised in New Jersey, in the United States, Brown loved drawing from an early age. ...

  7. Mailbag

    Posted Oct 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in to a particular school. In addition, our system should not be based on some outmoded learning system. We should not be educating children of the 21st century on 19th-century values and methods. We have an advantage over many countries in Asia but particularly China, in regard to educating children in English, 'the world language'. Historically, Hong Kong has been in a position to choose ...

  8. Schools' solution lies close to home

    Posted Feb 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com The shortage of places at international schools is well-known. Yet there seems to be no agreement on how to resolve this problem. David O'Rear, the chief economist at the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, has framed the issue as well as anyone I have come across. Addressing the legislature's education panel on Monday, O'Rear said ...

  9. Gallery beats school to ribbon-cutting

    Posted Mar 15th 2010, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with applications: about a third from Hong Kong, a third from the United States and the rest from around the world. ...

  10. Education system fails those most in need

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng The overall quality of Hong Kong's education, and the system itself, leave a lot to be desired. Genuine reforms could be their saviour. The 3-3-4 education reform, being implemented this academic year, is expected to drastically alter the educational landscape, and we have yet to see what benefits it will bring. However, before we even get a chance to see any ...




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