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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time to end national education row

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... The furore over national education will hopefully come to an end. Both sides seem to have reached an amicable settlement in which the government was allowed a face-saving way to admit defeat. As announced by Anna Wu Hung-yuk, the head of the government's task force on the subject, schools may decide on their own how to pursue national education. However, the official ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1056605/time-end-national-education-row
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    National education guidelines should be scrapped, says panel

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... National guidelines 'should be scrapped' A government-appointed panel set up to scrutinise national education has suggested "invalidating" the curriculum's guidelines. ... with lessons in patriotism. The Committee on the Implementation of Moral and National Education would advise the government to "invalidate" the curriculum guide, said chairwoman Anna Wu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1048975/national-education-guidelines-should-be-scrapped-says-panel
  3. News - Hong Kong - PROTEST

    Black day for national education as Tamar site is swamped

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong, Ada Lee, Joyce Ng, Adrian Wan and Stuart Lau

    ... day for national education An ocean of protesters in black T-shirts swamped the government's headquarters at Tamar in Admiralty last night as tens of thousands rallied for a ninth consecutive day against the national education curriculum. Organisers said 120,000 protesters packed the site, spilling back on to streets of Wan Chai and as far as Causeway Bay. Police estimated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1031947/black-day-national-education-tamar-site-swamped
  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Pan-democrats to boycott Leung's luncheon over national education

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Chan, Dennis Chong

    ... Thomas Chan and Dennis Chong Twelve pan-democrats reject offer in protest over national education Lawmakers to boycott C.Y. luncheon Twelve pan-democrats plan to boycott Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's luncheon with newly elected lawmakers in protest against his refusal to scrap national education altogether. The decision by Civic Party and Democratic Party members ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1037091/pan-democrats-boycott-leungs-luncheon-over-national-education
  5. News - Hong Kong - NATIONAL EDUCATION

    Protest against national education to end after government climbdown

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau, Amy Nip, Adrian Wan

    ... hour u-turn on education Protesters who have besieged government headquarters for 10 days in opposition to the teaching of national education in Hong Kong schools called off their action early ... three-year deadline for schools to begin teaching national education, and said schools would be free to choose independently whether to teach the subject. He pledged not to push for compulsory ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1032535/protest-against-national-education-end-after-government-climbdown
  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong schools can keep national education funds for use elsewhere

    Posted Sep 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of national-education classes, despite a policy reversal on implementing the subject. The Education Bureau says schools can spend the one-off cash grant as they deem fit, such as by hiring extra support staff or developing teaching materials for moral or sex education. "Schools should not feel pressure that they might be asked to return the money to the government for not launching the subject," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1042736/hong-kong-schools-can-keep-national-education-funds-use-elsewhere
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    National education climbdown wins no friends

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by Lau Nai-Keung

    ... Lau Nai-keung Lau Nai-keung says backers have been let down by Leung's poor timing Climbdown on national education pleases no one A day before the Legislative Council election, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying made an awkward climbdown on national education. Surrounded for days by tens of thousands of demonstrators and several hunger strikers vowing to oppose the national ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1036063/national-education-climbdown-wins-no-friends
  8. News - Hong Kong - NATIONAL EDUCATION

    Beijing-friendly Macau sees no need for national education

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho in Macau jolie.ho@scmp.com No national education for pro-Beijing Macau While the Hong Kong government has been keen to promote national education, Macau sees no need for it and has no plans to introduce the subject. What's more, Macau people are content to recognise the central government and do not hanker for a colonial past, lawmakers and educators ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1037943/beijing-friendly-macau-sees-no-need-national-education
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    National education curriculum was no time bomb, Rita Fan says

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com National lessons weren't time bomb, Rita Fansays Political heavyweight Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai has dismissed suggestions that the national education curriculum was a time bomb left for Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying by the previous administration. Fan, a member of the National People's Congress Standing Committee, took a veiled swipe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1041791/national-education-curriculum-was-no-time-bomb-rita-fan-says
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Primitive education has no place in HK

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by SIN-MING SHAW

    ... Sin-ming Shaw Sin-ming Shaw says propaganda has no place in Hong Kong education because it's in China's national interest to keep the city open Primitive minds After less than ... massive street protests against his hasty effort to insert the "national education" programme into the school curriculum in order to "reconnect" Hong Kong's young people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1040822/primitive-education-has-no-place-hk

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