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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/555207/education-hub-comes-down-more-beds-say-educators
  2. Education reform leaders arrogant, Alan Leong charges

    Posted Dec 16th 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong Chief executive challenger Alan Leong Kah-kit has accused top government officials of arrogance over the implementation of education reforms and called for more humility and respect when dealing with educators. Unveiling his education platform yesterday, Mr Leong attacked top-down government, saying Secretary for Education and Manpower Arthur Li Kwok-cheung acted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/575688/education-reform-leaders-arrogant-alan-leong-charges
  3. Education should inspire you to think

    Posted Dec 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There is a Chinese saying: 'The purpose of education is not to fill the bucket, it is to light the fire.' How many of you have thought about the real meaning of education? Is it all about studies and exams? It is sad to see schools putting so much pressure on teachers and students. Ideally, education should inspire students. Education is about discovering new things ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/575049/education-should-inspire-you-think
  4. Education bureau in U-turn on vouchers

    Posted Dec 08th 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong Kindergarten issue will now go before Legco's Finance Committee next week The Education and Manpower Bureau made a surprising U-turn over the kindergarten vouchers issue ... of profit-making kindergartens met earlier in the evening to discuss their response to education secretary Arthur Li Kwok-cheung's threat to withhold the proposal from the Finance Committee unless ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/574513/education-bureau-u-turn-vouchers
  5. New special education document under attack

    Posted Aug 26th 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong A new document spelling out changes to special education under the new senior secondary curriculum has been criticised as the product of a 'narrow mindset'. The Education and Manpower Bureau this week released a report outlining plans for special education under the 3+3+4 system, including a schedule for new courses on a trial basis, starting next month. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/561587/new-special-education-document-under-attack
  6. Educators on investigation tour

    Posted Sep 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem More than 400 education professionals from Hong Kong and Macau are to head to Beijing next week on a five-day tour to coincide with national day celebrations. Jointly organised by the Education and Manpower Bureau and the Ministry of Education, the delegation includes more than 380 Hong Kong teachers and is believed to be the largest of its kind ever to visit the capital. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/565035
  7. Educators give poor grades to Tsang, Arthur Li

    Posted Nov 06th 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Principals and teachers gave education minister Arthur Li Kwok-cheung and his former colleague Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun an 'F' when asked to assess their performance in a survey. Results of the poll, which was conducted by pressure group Education Convergence, showed the Secretary for Manpower and Education, Professor Li, received an average of 2.32 points while ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/570470
  8. High Court rejects legal challenge on education reforms

    Posted Nov 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 7.07pm: The High Court on Thursday rejected a legal challenge to controversial education reforms which have changed the makeup of aided schools? management boards. It dismissed arguments by the Catholic Diocese that the reforms included in the Education Ordinance contravened sections of the Basic Law which protect religious education. The reforms, which came ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/572557
  9. A lesson for parents: education begins at home

    Posted Aug 26th 2006, 12:00am by Victor Keung Fung

    ... Victor Keung Fung Many parents complain about the local education system. They spend more time protesting against the teaching medium, the exam system and the syllabuses than educating their children. Worse, some simply give up and send their youngsters overseas. As parents, do we ever ask ourselves whether we have contributed our share to help educate our young? No education system ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/561646/lesson-parents-education-begins-home
  10. Preschool groups call for three years of free education

    Posted Apr 08th 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong Major preschool groups have urged the government to offer three years of free education for all children between the ages of three and six. They also want more financial aid for disadvantaged and disabled children, and more funding for training preschool teachers. Sansan Ching Teh-chi, director of the Hong Kong Council of Early Childhood Education and Services, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/543973/preschool-groups-call-three-years-free-education

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