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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How general education can sharpen Hong Kong's edge

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by PO CHUNG

    ... Po Chung Po Chung credits broad-based liberal arts curriculum for his success How general education can help sharpen HK's edge General education, or liberal arts education, is now ... on general education, so it's a good time to reflect on how it may enhance the internationalisation of Hong Kong's workforce. In my youth as an undergraduate in America, general education ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Fears in Taiwan over downside of education boom

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 01:18pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei When Hsu Chung-hsin went to university three decades ago he became part of a small elite in Taiwan. Now virtually everyone  can enter higher education. That, ... Declining birth rates and an explosion in the number of universities--  there are more than 160 for a population of 23 million-- mean the vast majority of high school students gain entry to higher ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The changing face of higher education

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 12:00am by Peter Gordon

    ... Peter Gordon Peter Gordon says the globalisation of higher education- with more students studying abroad and more universities expanding overseas and offering online courses- is rewriting ... feedback loop, a ticket to a better life. We are seeing the globalisation of higher education. Universities are often keen to have foreign students. One reason is financial; another ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Oxford don says education reforms 'won't hurt' Hongkongers' chances

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Pro-vice-chancellor at leading university says 3-3-4 system won't dim enrolment prospects Secondary reforms not a bar to Oxford Secondary-education ... Professor William James. Hong Kong departed from the British four-year senior-secondary curriculum in 2009. Pupils now go through three years of senior-secondary education, and those qualified to go ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Education can tackle nursing suicides

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Life lessons can help exhausted nurses cope with high stress The purpose of education is to acquire knowledge and skills, and most importantly, to develop a noble character with intrapersonal and interpersonal intelligence, a positive attitude towards life, and a harmonious relationship with the environment. Such a life education is particularly important for nursing. Recent ...

  6. News - China - EDUCATION

    UK university to set up college in Liaoning

    Posted Nov 25th 2012, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... the innovative venture highlighted the value of international collaboration in higher education. "It will bring many long-term academic, economic and social benefits to both the institutions ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Hall of distinction: The divine trinity

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 03:21pm by Linda Yeung

    ... heard and places they visited that shaped their decisions to apply for those courses. References are important. Principals and teachers know the students far better in terms of their educational ... From my own experience, it is a very happy environment to work in. Our courses are quite distinct in that you have very broad education in the first year, and gradually become very specialised ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education - UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL

    Making a good example of myself

    Posted Dec 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Karmel Schreyer

    ... Karmel Schreyer Making a good example of myself "I'm scared," I said to my six- and four-year-old daughters at the airport on my way to a 12-day summer residency in creative writing at the University of British Columbia. "I will have t ...

  9. News - China - EDUCATION

    Thousands of mainland students flock to Hong Kong for SAT exams

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 11:12am by Ernest Kao

    ... middle-income families can afford to send their children overseas to study. The US-based Institute of International Education (IIE) estimates the number of mainland Chinese students attending US higher ... The event, organised by Beijing-based New Oriental Education, a company providing study-abroad services, drew thousands of mainland Chinese students seeking to break away from the ultra-competitive ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Inquiring mind urged of students

    Posted Oct 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com Visiting educator urges more depth in students A thoroughly inquisitive mind is essential for students aspiring to enter top universities, says Paul ... career plans? Etc." Top candidates are also expected to demonstrate a deeper level of thinking. A frequent traveller to Hong Kong, Langman thinks that while the education system here is very ...




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