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  1. Protester sentenced to 're-education through labour', US human rights group says

    Posted Apr 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem A petitioner in Shandong has been sentenced to 21 months of 're-education through labour' for taking part in a peaceful demonstration, a rights group claims. Zhang ... 'Several others were also detained but released shortly afterwards. Zhang was the only person sentenced to [re-education through labour],' it said. Police twice searched the home that Zhang ...

  2. Fair to promote more in-depth sex education in all local schools

    Posted Nov 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem An open-air exhibition to be held in Central this month aims to lay the foundation for a 'structured, comprehensive' sex-education programme across all local schools, its organisers said this week. 'The state of sex education in Hong Kong is really bad,' said Ng Man-lun, vice-president of the Hong Kong Sex Education Association. 'We believe ...

  3. Mother-tongue policy not to be blamed, educators warn

    Posted Jul 01st 2008, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung, Will Clem

    ... Will Clem and Miranda Yeung Educators have warned against interpreting the lack of top students out of Chinese-medium schools as an indictment of the mother-tongue policy. Only one ... vice-chairman of the pressure group Education Convergence, said it was not surprising that none had been from a Chinese-medium school as it was largely due to cause and effect. 'It has nothing ...

  4. FCC 'education ball' committee resigns

    Posted Sep 27th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem The entire organising committee of the Foreign Correspondents' Club Ball resigned en masse this week due to 'deep concerns' about the level of support the annual charity event receives from the club. The move has cast doubt over t ...

  5. Critics fear education will be a commodity

    Posted Jul 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem Legislators, academics and student leaders yesterday expressed fears the government was about to turn higher education into a commodity by opening it up to competition from institutions in the World Trade Organisation. 'Education... is the most important part of our budget and should not be opened up to outside interests,' said Chan Che-wai, vice-chairman ...

  6. Religious education 'facing a crisis'

    Posted Jun 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... with the introduction of the new senior secondary curriculum, education leaders of major religions have warned. 'Religious education is very important for students' personal and spiritual growth,' said Sik Hin-hung, director of the Hong Kong Buddhist Association. 'But we are facing a crisis in religious education.' Master Sik was speaking at an inter-faith conference ...

  7. Sex education seen as vital in schools

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem Concern groups urge it as compulsory curriculum focus after near-record rise in new cases of HIV The government urgently needs to establish a compulsory sex education curriculum ... that show a near-record rise in new cases of HIV and news that many schools run by religious sponsoring bodies continue to base sex education based on their faiths rather than government guidelines. ...

  8. Donald Tsang rewards top educators

    Posted Jul 08th 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem Donald Tsang Kam-yuen will this morning award 42 science and maths teachers for their outstanding achievements in the second Chief Executive's Awards for Teacher Excellence. Awards committee chairman Pang Yiu-kai said: 'Teachers tend to keep a low profile, but they are really the frontline people educating future generations of Hong Kong people. Their work ...

  9. Education reforms fail to reach the classroom

    Posted May 16th 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... environment that fails to challenge or interest them, despite six years of education reforms aimed at putting them first, a report released yesterday by the Education and Manpower Bureau reveals. Poor ... As a result, students tended to be passive and 'seldom took the initiative to ask questions or express views'. 'That is the reality,' agreed Hong Kong Federation of Education ...

  10. Educators hit back at schools cash cut threat

    Posted Apr 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem Reduce class sizes rather than close secondaries, they say Educators have hit back at a threat to remove funding from schools with falling student numbers by demanding class sizes be reduced instead. They called on the government to make the change to minimise the need for school closures. The call followed the announcement by Secretary for Education and Manpower ...




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