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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong parents say pushing children too hard doesn't work

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:14am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com In the last of a three-part series on competition in Hong Kong's education system, some parents say that pushing children too hard doesn't work Positive parenting The phenomenon of overbearing parents pushing t ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1460601/hong-kong-parents-say-pushing-children-too-hard-doesnt-work
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    HKU’s Tsui Lap-chee reflects on his 12 years as vice chancellor

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 09:45pm by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com From Sars to a policing controversy to building a new campus, Tsui Lap-chee reflects on his 12 years as vice chancellor, which end on April 1 HKU chief is ready to pass the baton A government or society may change, but a u ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1451895/hkus-tsui-lap-chee-reflects-his-12-years-vice-chancellor
  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    New college head calls on government to focus on nurturing creative talent

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com College head says government should focus on nurturing creative talent Educator warns of money mindset The government's dream of turning Hong Kong ... said a higher education policy that focused on providing workers for industries that were short-staffed was short-sighted. In his policy address this year, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542611/new-college-head-calls-government-focus-nurturing-creative-talent
  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    City parents must focus on character not achievement, says group founder

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:14am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Focus on 'character over achievement' is needed "When you find your children doing everything against what you ask, it could be a warning sign that there's something wrong with the relationship between you and your kids," says Josephine Ling Yip Lai-sim, founder of non-profit organisation Hong Kong Character City ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1460600/city-parents-must-focus-character-not-achievement-says-group-founder
  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    New school to focus on energy and environment

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 10:52am by Johnny Tam

    ... globally," Shyy said, adding that the dean's appointment was expected to be announced in about a month's time. Shyy said the school's unique focus on sustainable development would help ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1456036/new-school-focus-energy-and-environment
  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Wah Yan College shows small classes yield better pupils

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by Ernest Kao

    ... The researchers conducted focus group interviews on 1,300 pupils and about 100 teachers over a month. Eighty per cent of the pupils reported experiencing a more "positive classroom atmosphere", ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553482/wah-yan-college-shows-small-classes-yield-better-pupils
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    UCLA chief says HK students beat American peers

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... focused "nearly exclusively" on Californian students. "It reflects a change in mindset on our part," he said. "We recognise the importance of having infrastructure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545205/ucla-chief-says-hk-students-beat-american-peers
  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong textbooks contain negative stereotypes on cultures and religions, researcher warns

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:58am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... The media's focus on exciting or frightening news stories and prevalent stereotypes in television shows and films also prevent people from learning about the diversity of other cultures, especially ... while handling a tight teaching schedule, the best thing they can do is to focus on training their own critical thinking and media literacy and to share these skills with their pupils. They can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1538465/textbooks-taking-narrow-view-liberal-studies-hku-researcher-warns
  9. News - China - EDUCATION

    Shenzhen to pump one billion yuan into building new Xinjiang university

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:52pm by WU NAN

    ... Muslims, has been the focus of a security crackdown after recent violent attacks in the region and elsewhere on the mainland that the central government has blamed on terrorists and separatists who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1538918/shenzhen-pump-1-billion-yuan-building-new-xinjiang-university
  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Academy for Performing Arts to focus on employability and research

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 05:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... to focus on jobs and research The city's only academy for the performing arts is to focus on preparing students for the "real world" of work by teaching them a wide range ... came from the Philippines and had been trained in musical theatre, said Walter. As for the guitar course, Walter wants to focus not just on classical training but also improvisation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1381374/academy-performing-arts-focus-employability-and-research

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