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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    How to make Hong Kong schools a hub for better health

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:45am by ROBIN CHEUNG

    ... of the integrated education policy, under which special needs students are placed in mainstream schools. Hong Kong has become a regional leader regarding school health promotion On the whole, students are unhappy, lacking self-esteem and self-confidence, although still scoring high on international tests. Educators are no healthier either. Incessant reform efforts and the lingering threat of school ...

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    Insight: Students need to broaden their knowledge of social issues

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 10:11am by Linda Yeung

    ... differ on their tactics, but the students' concerted action- some had reportedly camped out for five straight nights- reflect a rising civic force. Education is the backbone of a civil ... exhibitions, overseas trips and other general education programmes. Universities have tried harder to connect students with the wider world but the question remains: are we seeing a rising tide ...

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    Insight: Fresh strategies needed to handle classroom diversity

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 09:55am by ROBIN CHEUNG

    ... aggravated the situation. One is the implementation of an integrated education policy. Students with special educational needs (SEN), who had attended special schools, are now placed ... and learning styles, also needs to be fostered under more effective school leadership, which needs retraining too. Expert support is a must for both strategies to work. The provision of educational ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    Insight: online courses to transform university education, not replace it

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 12:50pm by Katherine Forestier

    ... online courses- as a new channel for lifelong learning and a disruptive force in higher education. With the clarity of the teaching that is possible with Moocs, and the range of courses on offer, ... personable delivery. Online courses dominated the discussion at the recent British Council Global Education Dialogue in Beijing, on the impact of digital technology in higher education, an event ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    Insight: university doesn't have to be the ultimate goal for students

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 09:49am by ROBIN CHEUNG

    ... people can be brighter. Since most of our secondary school students have to sit the new Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education exam and only a few will get a university place, what should we do ... there will be money for schools to engage extra hands so that teachers will have more time to help students with life and career planning, and second, the career guidance team within the Education Bureau ...

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    Insight: principal's letters are a masterclass in teaching

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 09:34am by Katherine Forestier

    ... is one of those people who always wants to do more for education. He built Tsung Tsin College in Tuen Mun, was an active member of policy bodies such as the University Grants Committee and Advisory Committee on Teacher Education and Qualifications, and has been a prolific writer in the media. After retiring from his role as a principal, he embarked on a second career as a part-time ...

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    Challenges of being an education hub

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier Hurdles of becoming a teaching hub Hong Kong has what it takes to be an education hub, recently released international research has shown. The city has some of the best ... involves attracting a large number of students, providers and research centres for cross-border education, training and research. Among the reasons for a government to do ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    Insight: intercultural exchanges at colleges fall short of expectations

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 09:55am by Katherine Forestier

    ... education, or exchange. Many more are submitting applications to enter the city's increasingly international universities. As these students make their choices, they will be bombarded ... It is amazing how often they don't. Katherine Forestier is director of the consultancy Education Link ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    Insight: schools must not discriminate against our most vulnerable children

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 10:18am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier life@scmp.com There is strength in diversity Hong Kong's education system has received more international accolades than almost any other. It is regularly placed ... the high and low performers. The city has also implemented reforms to promote a more balanced style of education and improved access to higher levels of learning for all students. What is abhorrent ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    Parents are snubbing top-rated local Hong Kong schools

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier life@scmp.com Why our top-rated local schools still fall short Hong Kong has been judged to have one of the best education systems in the world. In international ... schools. Recent Education Bureau data speaks for itself. International school places increased by 59 per cent, from 30,982 in 2001-02 to 49,183 in 2011-12. These include English Schools Foundation, ...




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