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  1. New $1b fund in the pipeline for higher education

    Posted Apr 19th 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong A third $1 billion fund to match private donations to tertiary institutions will be set up as soon as possible, education minister Arthur Li Kwok-cheung said yesterday. Speaking at a lunch reception in Central, the secretary for education and manpower said that a funding proposal for the third matching-grant scheme would be submitted to the Legislative Council next month. He ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/545336/new-1b-fund-pipeline-higher-education
  2. Fewer students meet university requirements

    Posted Jun 30th 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... in the percentage of students getting higher grades. He said it was too early to attribute the fall in the pass rate to the mother-tongue education policy, which forced all but 112 secondary schools ... six students scored five As. There are 14,500 undergraduate places available in Hong Kong, a shortfall of more than 2,000. But a spokesman for the Education and Manpower Bureau said not all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/554794/fewer-students-meet-university-requirements
  3. HKU tops local list in rankings

    Posted Nov 04th 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong The University of Hong Kong is the best locally for social sciences, arts and humanities and biomedicine in Hong Kong, according to the Times Higher Education Supplement rankings. HKU ranked 33 among the top 100 arts and humanities universities in the world, up from 52 last year. It came 30 in social sciences and 31 in biomedicine. Four Hong Kong universities ranked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/570255/hku-tops-local-list-rankings
  4. Mastering music, dance

    Posted Feb 11th 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong The Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts is taking higher education to a new level next academic year by launching its first postgraduate programmes. The offering, which will be open to local and overseas graduates, will include the city's first master of fine arts in dance and master of music in performance. The APA academy will also introduce a master of music ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/536022/mastering-music-dance
  5. Funding cut comes under fire

    Posted Feb 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... full-time tertiary students from abroad. Deputy Secretary for Education and Manpower Edward Yau Tang-wah said the allocation of hostel places among higher education institutions would depend ... Nora Tong The government was criticised for breaking its pledge to leave funding for education intact, after the financial secretary announced a 3.7 per cent spending cut. Education ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/537573/funding-cut-comes-under-fire
  6. International community envisaged for Morningside

    Posted Sep 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... fundamental to higher education,' he said. Interaction between tutors, fellows and students would be encouraged and an Oxbridge style of tutorials, essay-writing and discussions would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/565032
  7. HKIEd to introduce five-year degrees

    Posted Feb 18th 2006, 12:00am by Liz Heron, Nora Tong

    ... other higher education institutions. Meanwhile, a core curriculum, currently running in the BEd programme in early childhood education, will be implemented across six undergraduate programmes ... Nora Tong and Liz Heron Move follows senior secondary and university reforms The Hong Kong Institute of Education will extend its four-year Bachelor of Education programmes to five years ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/536849/hkied-introduce-five-year-degrees
  8. New approach puts the object of learning back into focus

    Posted Mar 11th 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... higher marks in post-tests, with those in the lowest quartile improving most, narrowing the gap between the higher and the lower-scoring pupils. John Elliott, emeritus professor of education ... Chiu-fun said at a recent conference on learning study that to pool resources, a centre should be established outside higher education. Professor Elliott disagreed, saying learning study should ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/539912/new-approach-puts-object-learning-back-focus
  9. Incentives for preschool teachers urged

    Posted Nov 07th 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... the salary for teachers with higher qualifications. Secretary for Education and Manpower Arthur Li Kwok-cheung told a Legislative Council meeting last month that the salary of kindergarten teachers ... Nora Tong Kindergarten representatives have called on the government to ensure teachers receive a pay rise when they gain a higher qualification, in order to attract and retain staff. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/570553
  10. Wealth gap threatens equality of education, experts say

    Posted Feb 25th 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong Hong Kong students may enjoy a quality of education opportunity that ranks among the highest in the world, but more needs to be done to avoid bias against poor pupils, academics said yesterday. They warned that inequalities in society could spill over into an education system that is currently quite equal. The academics were commenting after a study found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/537927/wealth-gap-threatens-equality-education-experts-say

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