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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    High-achieving teachers lead education revolution

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Peter Wilby

    ... executive of Teach First, believes he is the leader of an educational revolution. In his new book, Success Against the Odds, he declares that lack of opportunity for young Britons from low-income ... certificate in education (PGCE), the standard teaching qualification in Britain. Thereafter, they may continue teaching, or they may not. But if they move into business, politics, or elsewhere, ...

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    National education should be introduced as mandatory subject

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... No evidence of any brainwashing in national education curriculum guide The introduction of moral and national education in the primary and secondary school curriculum has proved ... the introduction of the subject and, while I respect people's right to protest, I don't quite agree with their stance. There is a widely held view that the national education course is tantamount ...

  3. Pressure builds on national education

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong and Lo Wei More pressure is being put on the government to reconsider the introduction of national education in the new school year, with a leading Beijing loyalist educational body pulling back from its support for an immediate launch and teachers and pupils calling for a massive rally. The government is allowing primary schools to teach the subject, intended ...

  4. Wolves lurking in the shadows of education

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com For more than a decade, education professor Mark Bray has been intrigued by the growing phenomenon of students attending tutorial centres. Haven't they had enough class time after a day in school? His fixation with the phenomenon made him a leading author as well as advocate in the area. His 2009 book Confronting the Shadow Education System: ...

  5. Tutorial colleges find their niche thanks to our exam-oriented education system

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... education system is to blame. For instance, students' results for the diploma of secondary education (HKDSE) determine whether they can go to university or not. Students are worried about ... the Examinations and Assessment Authority plans to trim more school-based assessments. If this is true, then the education system will become even more exam-oriented. Other learning experiences should ...

  6. Get all stakeholders involved in finding ways to improve our education system

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... May 19). In the report, Mark Bray, professor of comparative education at the University of Hong Kong, said parents should 'not neglect the personal development of their children'. Many local teachers and parents do treasure balanced, whole-person development for our young people but have to deal with the harsh reality of local education. Professor Bray said public ...

  7. Educator's success is all in the brain

    Posted Mar 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei The education reforms aimed at training students to analyse issues from different angles have caused a stir in the academe as teachers and students have found it hard to cope with the new examination system. Ricky Chan, a veteran teacher and chairman of the Association of Brain-Based Learning in Education in Hong Kong, attributes the confusion to the gap between the current ...

  8. Education Bureau's officers should be sent back to school

    Posted Jan 05th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Over the past decade, the Hong Kong education system has had imposed on it various compulsory policies, such as self-evaluation, interactive learning and large class sizes. Many of the ideas for reform have come from abroad. At the moment, the Education Bureau is encouraging schools to have a ceiling of four Form One classes if they want to survive. By closing schools through ...

  9. Teacher suicides expose need to ease pressure on educators

    Posted Dec 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the onus of educating their children entirely on their teachers. In addition, office politics are omnipresent and schools are no exception. Every teacher is under enormous pressure to play ...

  10. An educational chance goes begging

    Posted Sep 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Their dispute with the government is not new, but the teachers are turning up the heat a notch with a mass campaign to cut class sizes rather than schools. Anything that impacts on the education of our ... and Sha Tin. That would suit teachers and parents. It is ironic that the fortuitous, random occurrence of an educational ideal should lead to conflict, and regrettable that students are caught ...




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