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  1. Educated to the core

    Posted Jun 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the specially designed courses are meant to be more intellectually challenging than the average general education course. They are the result of vigorous vetting by a 16-member committee. HKU academics ... important to develop local students' critical perspectives, to help them better cope with the changing world. 'Even in the field of education, there are new ideas all the time, new ...

  2. City places greater demands on educators

    Posted Jan 16th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Donovan

    ... Martin Donovan No longer is an apple for the teacher or sweet testimony from former pupils enough to endorse the professional capabilities of those in the frontline of education. Reforms ... to be one step ahead of a fast-developing education system. New demands on teacher training range from international schools wanting Chinese to be taught as a second language, to a need for more ...

  3. Aiming for a more educated city

    Posted Oct 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to continuing education programmes of one sort or another. These programmes come in the form of government-funded programmes or self-financed courses run by schools of continuing and professional education or other fee-based institutions. Many of these schools are linked to the city's universities, with some, such as University of Hong Kong's School of Professional and Continuing ...

  4. Education sector calls for more funds

    Posted Feb 21st 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Despite the poor economy, the education sector is urging the government not to reduce funding a week ahead of the budget. Calling for extra funding to introduce small-class ... the workload of teachers.' Education lawmaker and Professional Teachers' Union president Cheung Man-kwong said the government should inject more resources into the kindergarten sector so ...

  5. Dancers and educators partner up

    Posted Dec 15th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch Students from the Academy of Performing Arts and University of Hong Kong education students will take part in an exchange programme designed to promote arts education. Beginning in January, the project will focus on dance education and sharing academic approaches, research and teaching skills. The academy will provide courses such as anatomy for dancers and essential jazz, ...

  6. Education chief to resolve status of sub-degrees

    Posted Oct 19th 2007, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau Students may get credit-point system The education chief pledged yesterday to look at ways, including a new credit-point system, to give associate degrees greater academic recognition by the end of the year. Denying a lawmaker's claim that they were nothing more than 'foam education', Secretary for Education Michael Suen Ming-yeung told a Legislative ...

  7. University of Hong Kong names dean of education

    Posted May 05th 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong The University of Hong Kong has finally named the dean of education after a search of more than a year. Shirley Grundy (below), currently head of education at Deakin University in Australia, will become the first female to lead the faculty of education. She will replace Mark Bray, who left in March last year to become director of Unesco's International Institute ...

  8. Art of good education

    Posted Jun 30th 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... of Education lecturer added. Opened last year, Mr Ip's school experiments with different forms of creativity, although he said there was still a need for discipline. 'You need to be very ... for the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examinations and the A-Levels and runs compulsory classes in aspects of the arts, including multimedia performance arts and film and digital technology. ...

  9. Paul Morris, President, Hong Kong Institute of Education

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I arrived in 1976 to start the academic year as a lecturer in education at Hong Kong University. C.K. Lau has always been a journalist I admired and he provided in-depth analyses of education policy matters. My first personal dealings with the Post were through him when I was Dean of the Faculty of Education at HKU (1986-1992) and a member of the Education Commission, from ...

  10. HK role in educational aid to Africa would bring its own rewards

    Posted Apr 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... KENNETH KING, distinguished visiting professor at the HKU Faculty of Education As part of its pledge at the great Beijing Africa Summit of November 2006 to double the size of its ... Programme, Increase the number of Chinese government scholarships to African students from the current 2,000 per year to 4,000 per year by 2009, Provide annual training for educational officials ...




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