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  1. Talkback

    Posted Aug 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for gifted children is adequate? Gifted children generally get good exam results. However, it is not easy to find generous and dedicated people who can give them the psychological support they need. I recall the film Good Will Hunting, in which a character played by Matt Damon was gifted at maths but worked as a janitor at a university. He lost sight of his goals, until he met a psychologist ...

  2. The tricky business of corporate giveaways

    Posted Apr 13th 2007, 12:00am by Adam Main

    ... Gift-giving tip sheet Corporate gifts are always given with the best intentions, but have you ever considered their implications? Whether it is an expensive bottle of wine or a cheesy travel alarm clock complete with a prominent corporate logo, the person or company giving such gifts should always be aware of the etiquette behind such presents, according to Beijing-based ...

  3. The Gift: How the Creative Spirit Transforms the World

    Posted Sep 09th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb The Gift: How the Creative Spirit Transforms the World by Lewis Hyde Canongate, HK$148 First published in 1983, The Gift is an eloquent defence of creativity in the face ... in publishing house Canongate's reissue of The Gift- How the Creative Spirit Transforms the World. American poet Lewis Hyde's point is that artistic talent- any talent- is a gift (as in, ...

  4. Life at the top

    Posted Aug 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... glamorous side, specialists in gifted education say that being an exceptionally gifted student can also have its downside. The Education Bureau describes as 'gifted' those students who ... and a B in statistics. The prodigy has applied for a place in a Hong Kong university. Being gifted carries its own share of pressures, which vary from one child to another. 'The Education Bureau recognises ...

  5. Ordinary schools producing top students

    Posted Aug 09th 2007, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem Gifted children 'don't need elite institutions' Ordinary schools can meet the needs of gifted students better than traditional elite ones because they are not weighed down by 'historical baggage', a top government adviser says. Chan Pui-tin, the Education Bureau's chief curriculum development officer for gifted education, was speaking ...

  6. Guide for skipping grades to be issued

    Posted Aug 10th 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong, Will Clem

    ... would be consulted. Chan Pui-tin, the bureau's chief curriculum development officer for gifted pupils, said yesterday that grade skipping was only one of the strategies for bright children. ... skipping grades. Will they be able to accept failure? Many gifted students are unable to.' Other problems included being excluded by older children and loneliness if a pupil failed to make new ...

  7. Education for gifted pupils should have a local twist

    Posted Apr 21st 2007, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... The government needs to adapt its approach to gifted education to a more local context or it will be 'doomed to fail', an expert has warned. Shane Phillipson, associate professor ... research was viewed through a 'western lens'. He said the challenge for the proposed Gifted Academy - announced in the chief executive's policy address in October last year and due ...

  8. Gifted RTHK Radio 4 (CD)

    Posted Oct 05th 2007, 12:00am by James Whittle

    ... James Whittle Some of Hong Kong's award-winning young musicians appear on RTHK Radio 4's Gifted. The CD contains performances of pieces by lesser-known composers of the Romantic and Modern periods, as well as some less frequently played pieces by more famous musicians. The CD opens with the vigorous Allegro de Concierto for piano composed by Spain's Enrique Granados, ...

  9. Green group lists gifts to be avoided

    Posted Dec 10th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam A green group has urged shoppers not to buy mugs, picture frames or key rings as Christmas gifts because most of them end up gathering dust. More than a quarter of the 568 respondents who took part in a poll by Green Sense last month said they disliked at least half the presents they received last Christmas. The most undesirable gifts included mugs, picture frames, ...

  10. Critics question free gifts and discounts as colleges vie for subdegree students

    Posted Jul 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Free gifts and discounts are being offered to students who sign up for subdegree programmes as colleges prepare for the annual scramble to recruit candidates denied a university place. ... Subdegree Education, said: 'This sort of commercialisation of the associate degree admissions process is a worrying trend. It will get the students to focus on this type of free gift instead ...




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