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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Opposition to national education grows with protest

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... to oppose national education, along with some better-known ones such as Joshua Wong Chi-fung, 15, who has become a media star since helping found the Scholarism student movement. Guitar-playing City ... left on her head spelled out the characters "anti-wash" - a clear reference to brainwashing, as critics have labelled the national education course. "I demand that the government ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Sha Tin Christian school forsakes Bible studies for national education

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Christian school will cancel two weekly morning assemblies - which include Bible studies - to make way for national education. The move by Baptist Lui Ming Choi Primary School has upset parents who ... educational philosophy and moral teachings?" In a three-hour briefing session for new students on Saturday, the school managers said the national education subject would proceed but did ...

  3. 'Public supports protest over national education'

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the controversial national education curriculum. Organisers expect up to 10,000 people will join the protest march, which starts in Victoria Park at 3pm and will finish at the government's headquarters in Admiralty. In September, some Hong Kong primary schools will start to teach national education- a subject the government says will encourage national pride, but which critics say is brainwashing. ...

  4. Colleges seek help to convert factories into education centres

    Posted Mar 10th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Three tertiary colleges have called for more government support in revitalising industrial buildings for educational purposes, to help satisfy growing demand for university places. The government said last year it would offer incentives to landlords to rebuild their factories for educational and cultural purposes. But the colleges that have voiced interest in renting ...

  5. Pupils to get more national education, and field trips over border, from 2012

    Posted Jan 06th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau National education at local schools will receive a big boost in 2012 with the incorporation of modern Chinese history into the primary curriculum and the launch of a new junior secondary subject aimed at strengthening students' national identity. Benjamin Yung Po-shu, principal education officer in curriculum development with the Education Bureau, says the measures ...

  6. Education does not need giveaways and gimmicks

    Posted Jan 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as enterprise is to be lauded, efforts should not be about enticing children with giveaways, but better educating them. Education is not the natural first thought for teachers whose jobs are on the line. They know that when student numbers in a form drop below 61, the Education Bureau starts taking action. In the past five years, five public secondary schools and 72 primary ones have been ...

  7. Prepping for a place in elite education

    Posted Nov 10th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Dunn's Education, which opened recently, is doing brisk business offering mock interview classes for children. Chief marketing officer Catherine Cheung says courses for Primary One admission are the most popular among their programmes. Consisting of one-on-one mock-interview sessions and group activities, an eight-lesson interview class at Dunn's Education costs HK$2,800. The teaching ...

  8. Education costs, mystery virus cast shadow on first day of school

    Posted Sep 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... were reminded of the soaring cost of education and the spectre of a mystery deadly virus. Parents spend more than one-fifth of their monthly income on start-up school expenses, a survey ... The Education Bureau said about 550,000 students would receive the allowance in October, costing the government HK$550 million. Meanwhile, at the Ma On Shan Methodist Primary School, where ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Are four years of university education necessary for Hong Kong students?

    Posted May 14th 2008, 12:00am by Claudia Yip, Jeffrey Wong

    ... Jeffrey Wong, Claudia Yip Each week our two teenagers debate a hot topic. This week... Jeffrey Wong, 19, Diocesan Boys' School Our education system has undergone major reforms recently. Next year's 3-3-4 system will extend the time at university from three years to four years. The benefits of this change certainly outweigh the costs. All-round education is always ...




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