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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - EDUCATION

    United States researcher develops adjustable school textbooks

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:41am by WASHPOST

    ... convinced him of the power of information presentation on how well a student learns. Baraniuk found that when he began spacing out homework on given lessons throughout a semester, his students' ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong, Macau academics seek meeting over firing of Eric Sautede

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:38am by Raquel Carvalho

    ... is not the only case that has recently raised concerns about academic freedom. Bill Chou Kwok-ping, a professor of politics at the University of Macau, will be suspended without pay for 24 days starting ... attention to the issue of freedom of expression in Macau. Human Rights in China, an NGO based in New York, has replied, saying it will publish a special issue of its online journal, China Rights ...

  3. News - China - EDUCATION

    People's Daily spars with New York Times over reported 'meddling' of Chinese language institute

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 04:30pm by Angela Meng

    ... language and culture institute after a New York Times report featured concerns it was “stifling” academic freedom in US universities. The New York Times on Wednesday reported that the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) was concerned that the schools’ academic freedom was at risk if the Confucius Institute (CI) was on campus. Some US academics claim the institutes have ...

  4. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    Students, faculty up in arms against 'elitist academy' at China's Peking University

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 05:11pm by Patrick Boehler and Anne Yi

    ... a year after a Communist Party internal circular banished the ongoing debate about social privilege from classrooms, reining in academic freedom in the Chinese mainland. Students formed ...

  5. News - World - EDUCATION

    US and Canadian academics demand changes to Confucius Institutes

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 09:37pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Buffalo, New York American scholars join Canadian counterparts in calling for changes at Beijing-backed centres that would enshrine academic freedom Confucius ... to campus are re-worked to guarantee academic freedom. A report by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) said universities "have sacrificed the integrity of the university ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Outgoing HKU chief Tsui Lap-chee says academic freedom crucial

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 01:21pm by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com Academic freedom crucial, says Tsui Academic freedom and active civic engagement are crucial to the future of the city's most prestigeous university, says Tsui Lap-chee, the outgoing vice chancellor of the University of Hong Kong. The geneticist said those freedoms must be preserved, especially given the political activities of some ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Outspoken academic Cherian George takes up post at Hong Kong Baptist University

    Posted May 10th 2014, 02:59am by Toh Han Shih

    ... University (NTU). "I'm impressed by how Hong Kong academics, students and the public have succeeded in vigorously defending academic freedom. [Hong Kong] universities have excellent media scholars who are deeply engaged in society's issues, and the idea of working alongside them is very attractive," George said. The Reporters Without Borders 2014 Press Freedom Index ranked ...

  8. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    Thousands of students at Liaoning university rage against dormitory 'evictions'

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 06:44pm by Chris Luo

    ... its enrolment even though it knows there isn’t room for it?” one student said. Public information from Bohai University shows 5,576 first-year students are enroled this fall – 576 more than ...

  9. 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

    ... getting their information from the textbooks, the news and movies, there's no way for them to know what lives are really like for ethnic minorities in Hong Kong." Jackson believes a lack of knowledge of diversity will lead to ignorance and poor policy making, as good decisions are made with the best information available based on the understanding of differences. "One ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Tax-free status of Hong Kong’s international schools attacked

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 11:37pm by Shirley Zhao and Johnny Tam

    ... Barton, a spokesman for Nord Anglia Education, said the group informed the government of its listing in February. "We will be subject to a yearly audit to ensure that we continue ...




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