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  1. Cantonese-medium local system is unsuitable for expatriate students

    Posted Dec 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... In his letter ('Expats who are in HK to make money shun local schools as beneath them', December 10), Pierce Lam encourages expatriates to send their children to local schools ... expatriate children. The few local schools that do use English as a medium of instruction are some of the best institutions in Hong Kong. They are highly competitive, admitting only the finest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/988159/cantonese-medium-local-system-unsuitable-expatriate-students
  2. Comment - Letters

    'Educational apartheid' hitting expats

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Chinese, Westerners, ethnic minorities or other foreign expatriates. Mr Lam insists that we must respect our local schools, and further states that in Asian countries like Japan, expatriates who ... and in most of our expatriates' home countries. I would like to ask Mr Lam one question. If our local schools really are so superior to schools in other places, why are we seeing so few ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1163991/educational-apartheid-hitting-expats
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time to ditch elitist expat class system

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com MY TAKE Time to ditch elitist expat class system Hong Kong does not need more international schools. It needs local schools that are capable of educating expatriate students at an affordable price. That is the way it is done in almost all international cities in the Western world. It is the only way for a modern city like Hong Kong to reform its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1074418/time-ditch-elitist-expat-class-system
  4. Comment

    A competitive city or an easy touch?

    Posted Nov 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com A competitive city or an easy touch? Is Hong Kong's competitiveness really being eroded by the lack of international school places? This is the rallying cry that the international business chambers periodically sound when the ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1074754/competitive-city-or-easy-touch
  5. Expatriates have replaced the British as new breed of colonialists

    Posted Dec 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A number of letters have appeared in these columns asserting that the English Schools Foundation's (ESF) subsidised education is an expatriate privilege. They make me wonder whether ... native denizens have internalised a self-deprecating mentality and become purblind to the iniquity of the established practice where they have to work more for less reward than expatriates do. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/662926/expatriates-have-replaced-british-new-breed-colonialists
  6. Comment - Letters

    DSS holds key to English study places

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by DION CHEN

    ... school places for the children of expatriate families in Hong Kong. While these expatriate families are requesting the government provides more international school places for their children (who ... that are teaching both the local and international curriculums which are suitable for expatriate communities. For instance, some Direct Subsidy Scheme (DSS) schools have been admitting non-Chinese-speaking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1155728/dss-holds-key-english-study-places
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    ESF sense of entitlement an antiquated school of thought

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... the English Schools Foundation was established for quite such laudable aims. I had always thought it was set up as a convenience for expatriate civil servants, just another perk of the job ... sure it's true in a large number of cases. It's not an education problem, however. It's an expatriate pay problem. If these people are not paid enough to make ESF affordable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1079502/esf-sense-entitlement-antiquated-school-thought
  8. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Unjust sense of entitlement, or a bargain for the public purse?

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... other international schools. If expatriates cannot afford to educate their children in Hong Kong in the absence of a government subsidy, they should either demand more pay, put their kids ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1080187/unjust-sense-entitlement-or-bargain-public-purse
  9. Helping expat teachers fit in

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... numbers of expatriates from different countries to help them deliver the highest level of teaching in English and other subjects. These institutions' human resources departments put in place ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002724/helping-expat-teachers-fit
  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF to end admission priority for non-Chinese speakers

    Posted Feb 05th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Foundation changes tack on admissions policy, with the move likely to increase the competition for primary places among expatriate children ESF ends ... the competition for expatriate children seeking to enrol at its primary schools. And it comes at a time when the ESF is seeking to secure official funding for its English-medium schools from a government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1143420/esf-end-priority-non-chinese-speakers

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