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  1. 12 ways to a debt-free Christmas

    Posted Dec 05th 2008, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... From making your own gifts to sticking closely to a budget, there are many ways to avoid falling into financial gloom this winter, writes Andrea Li 1 Make your own gifts If ever there was a time to put your hobbies to use, it is now. Draw on your interests to create unique and personalised gifts- a Christmas cake, a painted canvas, a pair of handmade earrings- for friends ...

  2. A gift for HK's bright sparks

    Posted Sep 06th 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Academy for Gifted Education a valuable lesson. The local academy is finally up and running after being delayed for about a year because an unsuccessful international search for someone to run it. The academy's aim is to increase the territory's talent pool, provide more structured enrichment courses, and promote awareness and the practice of gifted education. It will work alongside ...

  3. Listen to needs of gifted students, expert says

    Posted Mar 01st 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau HK academy for bright youngsters urged to be bold in organising educational services The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education should act as an 'ambitious and bold' broker to organise educational services for gifted students, the former director of Britain's National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth told trainee teachers. Speaking at the Hong Kong ...

  4. More students join gifted scheme

    Posted Dec 06th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee About a third more students have been admitted to government-subsidised courses for the exceptionally gifted this school year than last year. Some 1,140 students nominated by schools were enrolled this academic year, 36 per cent more than last school year, said Abraham Tang King-hong, the Academy for Gifted Education's associate director (student programmes ...

  5. Supporting role

    Posted May 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Education Bureau has introduced several schemes to help develop the talents of gifted children. These include differentiated teaching through appropriate grouping, conducting ... with tertiary institutions and other educational organisations to initiate and develop support for the gifted. The education sector has a broad definition of what it means to be gifted, and it uses ...

  6. A timely focus on dos and don'ts of grade skipping

    Posted Aug 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There is renewed attention on grade skipping by gifted schoolchildren following the release of results of the recent Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination, and the applications ... provides alternatives for all gifted students - grade skipping, subject skipping (jumping ahead in some but not all subjects) and supplying advanced material for talented students in their age ...

  7. Looking at gifted education through a local lens

    Posted May 28th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... 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 ... but most research was viewed through a 'western lens'. He said the challenge for the proposed Hong Kong Gifted Academy- announced in the chief executive's policy address in October ...

  8. Champions of the universe going into battle for HK

    Posted Jul 13th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... over the past year from government-co-ordinated education programmes for the city's most gifted youngsters. Those programmes- and the students, teachers and parents associated with them- received a boost yesterday with the official opening of the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education. The academy, which has cost HK$200 million, will provide a central resource for people involved ...

  9. Mailbag

    Posted Jun 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The brutal truth is they have real learning difficulties. If the funding is spent on developing gifted education, the talented ones will certainly benefit, but in the meantime the less ...

  10. Q&A

    Posted Mar 08th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Burnett

    ... Jake Burnett I don't understand why the school my children attend has different ways of grouping or setting students for different subjects? In some they are banded according to ability, in others they are mixed together. Shouldn't they be strea ...




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