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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - PERSPECTIVES

    Perspectives: native English-speaking teachers have more to offer

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:30am by Perry Bayer

    ... to inculcate Hong Kong students with a strong foundation in English grammar. This could be done by frequently correcting their grammar in both their written assignments and oral presentations. As she ... students' grammar skills. I also believe that many of us as NETs would want to rise to the challenge of being "key leaders in charge of the English curriculum in each school", as Ms Ip ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1574200/perspectives-native-english-speaking-teachers-have-more
  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Equality in schools has a long way to go in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:22am by Katelyn Chan

    ... the booklet in due course," she says, also emphasising the importance of respecting school autonomy. Yuen Kwok-ming is the principal of Caritas Tuen Mun Marden Foundation Secondary School, which ... of Pakistani families cannot speak Chinese or English. However, the schools might not have interpreters to explain the school rules," he says. "As more schools are taking on minority ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1556161/equality-schools-has-long-way-go-hong-kong
  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    New school ties

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... An international school or English Schools Foundation (ESF) education is usually the default choice for expatriate families in Hong Kong. But this may not be the case for much longer. More progressive ... School, while others joined in Form Two or Form Three after their families moved to Hong Kong. "Our mode of instruction is English. All teachers, even the ones teaching Chinese, passed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1226048/new-school-ties
  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Students with poor Chinese-language results can find study options abroad

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:44am by Linda Yeung

    ... programmes. Adding to the long list of study options, the London School of Economics (LSE) will launch two foundation programmes in Hong Kong in September, delivered by ARCH Education ... Students completing the course are not guaranteed direct entry into the school. Foundation or pre-university programmes are also in vast supply in Canada and Australia. Some overseas institutions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1559150/students-poor-chinese-language-results-can-find-study
  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education - PERSPECTIVE

    Should Hongkongers be taught in single sex schools?

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:22am by Perry Bayer

    ... Based on my experience as a native English-speaking teacher in Hong Kong for the past 16 years, I would opt for co-educational schools. I taught once in a single-sex school here and have worked ... that accrue from our having strong and flourishing co-educational schools. We should, rather, allow them to bloom. Perry Bayer is secretary of Nesta (Native English-speaking Teachers Association) ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1556165/teachers-nod-co-educational-route
  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    HKU programmes help students gain confidence in speaking English

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 09:55am by Annemarie Evans

    ... schools that did not apply have observed the success of the two pilot projects, and several others are now looking to come on board, says Gardner. The English classes have made Form Two student ... Annemarie Evans life@scmp.com Two volunteer HKU programmes are helping students gain confidence in speaking English in public, writes Annemarie Evans Verbal remedy It's 8.15am ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1390995/hku-programmes-help-students-gain-confidence-speaking
  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Gwen Kao: a guiding light on Alzheimer's

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:29pm by Linda Yeung

    ... a year. Since last year, the Hong Kong-based foundation has held brain health education sessions at more than 100 schools, teaching students the symptoms of dementia through talks, puppet shows ... Yeung about the foundation she established to raise awareness of the disease Guiding light It's a cruel fate for a brilliant scientist to be afflicted by a disease as debilitating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1578473/gwen-kao-guiding-light-alzheimers
  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education - PERSPECTIVES

    Perspectives: English lessons can foster creativity in students

    Posted May 27th 2014, 10:26am by Perry Bayer

    ... Perry Bayer life@scmp.com English lessons can foster students' creative thinking Having had the privilege of working in Hong Kong schools as a native English-speaking teacher (NET) ... the 2009-2010 academic year. School-based Assessment (SBA) was inaugurated at about the same time. I have found that my local English teacher (LET) colleagues have responded well to all these changes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1518825/perspectives-english-lessons-can-foster-creativity
  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    How the law is changing divorce in Hong Kong- the 'graveyard of marriages'

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 09:47pm by Charley Lanyon

    ... case known simply as SPH vs SA, which brought Hong Kong into line with English law in regards to prenuptial agreements. It instructs local courts to follow the findings of a ground-breaking 2010 English prenuptial case, Radmacher vs Granatino. That means the court should honour any prenuptial agreement freely entered into by both parties, "unless in the circumstances it would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1574206/court-ruling-changes-nature-prenup-settlements-hong-kong
  10. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Outgoing Parsons dean Simon Collins will be sorely missed

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 09:39am by Jing Zhang

    ... Jing Zhang Jing.zhang@scmp.com Outgoing dean will be a hard act to follow News that Simon Collins will step down from his post as dean of Parsons fashion school in December came as a shock ... the school will benefit from a fresh face and a new vision." As an industry insider, Collins bridged the gap between fashion academia and commerce at the school in the past six years. He led ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/fashion-watches/article/1579355/outgoing-parsons-dean-simon-collins-will-be-sorely-missed

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