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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    'Prejudice' claim as centre struggles for a new home

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 03:55am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... 'Prejudice' claim as centre struggles for a new home The head of a government-subsidised NGO has accused officials of "prejudice", saying they have ignored preschool children with special needs. Virginia Wilson, executive director of the Child Development Centre, said her organisation had spent five years struggling to find a suitable base for its early education training centre ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1608320/prejudice-claim-centre-struggles-new-home
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Kindergarten may be free for only half-day, says lawmaker

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:06am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... as the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau has called for all departments to cut spending growth by 1 percentage point a year for two years from 2016. He met committee chairman Dr Moses Cheng ... cover centres for children with special needs. These centres are registered with the Social Welfare Department and cannot apply when the Education Bureau offers premises for schools because ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1621599/kindergarten-may-be-free-only-half-day-says-lawmaker
  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Short budget puts early education plan at risk, lawmaker says

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:06am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... cause teachers to leave kindergartens offering full-day classes for half-day ones, in the hope of a lighter workload and greater financial security. Law Wai-mei, early childhood education ... the value of kindergarten vouchers to HK$20,010 per child a year in the financial year 2015-16 from HK$17,510 this financial year.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1621608/short-budget-puts-early-education-plan-risk-lawmaker-says
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - EDUCATION

    Generalist or specialist?

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 01:51am by George Chen

    ... is the financial editor at the SCMP and a Yale World Fellow. Follow him @george_chen on Twitter. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1611977/generalist-or-specialist
  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Nursery offers sign-language lessons for deaf children, a Hong Kong first

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 05:08am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... enrolled in the first private day-care centre to offer bilingual classes in spoken and sign language. While one teacher talks, another teacher- also hearing- impaired- provides sign language ... for the Protection of Children- is the first private day care centre to offer a "baby signing class" in a collaboration with Chinese University's Sign Bilingualism and Co-enrolment in Deaf ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1602682/nursery-offers-sign-language-lessons-deaf-children-hong-kong-first
  6. News - World - EDUCATION

    Chicago University cuts ties with China’s Confucius Institute

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 09:47am

    ... Associated Press in Chicago The University of Chicago cut ties with a Chinese language and research centre following a Chinese media report that suggested the university had bowed to the authority of the institute’s leader in Beijing. The university said in a statement on Thursday that the University of Chicago would not renew its agreement with the Confucius Institute for a second ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1601572/chicago-university-cuts-ties-chinas-confucius-institute
  7. News - China - EDUCATION

    More returning to China after study overseas, Education Ministry says

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 03:16am by ZHANG PINGHUI

    ... Australia, Britain, Japan, Canada, Singapore and New Zealand. Dr Henry Wang, president of the Centre for China and Globalisation, a Beijing-based think tank, said the overall environment in China had ... returned. In 2012 the figure was 400,000, with returnees increasing more than three-fold. The centre issued a report on China returnees last year and it showed 70 per cent of Chinese studying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1598287/more-returning-china-after-study-overseas-education-ministry-says
  8. News - China - EDUCATION

    China's teens lead world for financial know-how

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:39am by AP

    ... Associated Press Shanghai teens lead world in financial know-how China leads the pack when it comes to the financial knowledge and skills of 15-year-old boys and girls, according ... systems worldwide. This is the programme's first assessment of the financial literacy of teens. The questions in the two-hour written test ranged from simple to complex. The easiest questions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1550686/chinas-teens-lead-world-financial-know-how
  9. News - World - EDUCATION

    US graduate schools see fewer Chinese applicants than just a few years ago

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:44am by MCT

    ... driving the growth in graduate enrolment. That could financially pinch some schools that have come to rely more on Chinese and other international students to fill their graduate programmes. ... in the last two years. "It's not realistic to expect the Chinese numbers to rise as fast as previously," said Dali Yang, of the University of Chicago Centre in Beijing. "As growing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1582530/us-graduate-schools-see-fewer-chinese-applicants-just-few-years-ago
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - EDUCATION

    What’s so special about ‘Yale kids’?

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 10:38am by George Chen

    ... their future.   George Chen is the financial editor at the SCMP and a Yale World Fellow. Follow @george_chen on Twitter. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1595271/whats-so-special-about-yale-kids

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