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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    University 'o-camps' need to cut back on waste, Friends of the Earth says

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by VICTORIA ANN DUTHIE

    ... Victoria Ann Duthie victoria.duthie@scmp.com University 'o-camps' told to cut back on waste Orientation camps for students entering higher education in Hong Kong may be a fun introduction to university, but they're also wasteful, a green group says. Resources squandered during the so-called o-camps- which are run over several days by universities to help students make ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562115/university-o-camps-need-cut-back-waste-friends-earth-says
  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Hong Kong's ethnic minority students lag in Chinese language skills

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:22am by AAYUSH NIROULA

    ... March and July this year and asked them to evaluate their Chinese language level and their experience and perceptions of how Chinese language education affects their opportunities for further studies and career development. "Although the Education Bureau has introduced some measures to help students from ethnic minority groups in recent years, the survey shows that they have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1556164/hong-kongs-ethnic-minority-students-lag-chinese-language
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Education can help cut China's demand for ivory

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:07am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the demand. In this part of the world, that will involve cultural re-education as well as law enforcement. Ivory has always been in demand in China and elsewhere in Asia, where it is prized ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1549922/education-can-help-cut-chinas-demand-ivory
  4. Education reforms must set bar higher for tutors

    Posted Aug 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and learning practices will eventually become a thing of the past under Hong Kong's education reforms, with more emphasis placed on critical-thinking skills. But old habits die hard. Evidence ... in their anxiety to ensure that their children got good grades. It has become an education 'fashion' market, with celebrity tutors who are paid multiples of what the highest paid secondary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/691015/education-reforms-must-set-bar-higher-tutors
  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Students with poor Chinese-language results can find study options abroad

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:44am by Linda Yeung

    ... of parents and teenagers at an exhibition last weekend on UK education, Mr Chan (not his real name), a father of two teenage children, is considering sending them abroad after they finish secondary education. He is not alone in looking to find alternative pathways for his children. Many others have been put off by the large number of graduates who can't get into local universities after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1559150/students-poor-chinese-language-results-can-find-study
  6. Academics urge action to lift city's status as higher education hub

    Posted Nov 19th 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... study has found that despite rising demand in Asia for overseas study, the city's higher education is not well known in the region. 'If Hong Kong is positioning itself to become ... the study included interviews with representatives of 34 higher education institutions, policy bodies, consulates and seven groups of non-local students. The team also prepared three case studies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/660639/academics-urge-action-lift-citys-status-higher-education-hub
  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    Don't lose sight of the goal when it comes to education reform

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:01pm by ROBIN CHEUNG

    ... education reform, was completed recently. There is a long list of achievements to date: the new 334 academic structure, a new exam for secondary graduates, new examinable subjects, a whole array of curriculum guides and syllabuses, overseas recognition of the new Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education examination, a scheme for other learning experience (OLE) for students in school ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1546567/dont-lose-sight-goal-when-it-comes-education-reform
  8. HK 16th best for higher education

    Posted Oct 25th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Hong Kong's higher education system has been ranked 16th best in the world and fourth in Asia in a new global league table. The ranking, prepared by QS Quacquarelli Symonds, compares the quality of higher education in 40 countries and regions using data from the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings 2008, which were published this month. The US took first ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/657582/hk-16th-best-higher-education
  9. A Higher Diploma Degree: Vocational Training is a Smart First Step

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 02:09pm by Sam Prince

    ... to get a job without a higher education will receive lower wages. While the latter option of “going to school” is associated with obtaining an expensive four-year bachelor’s degree. For the industrious graduate who seeks a higher education without the four-year commitment, a higher diploma degree might be better found in vocational training. But just what is vocational training and why ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1385859/higher-diploma-degree-vocational-training-smart-first-step
  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE ANJALI HAZARI

    Learning Curve: student surveys can help in assessing a teacher's skills

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:44am by Anjali Hazari

    ... remuneration and tenure are inextricably linked in tertiary education. The faculty handbook of Rice University in Houston, Texas, states that reviews of tenured professors and normal yearly reviews ... between student learning and higher ratings given to professors, while others report that some professors inflate grades to get favourable ratings. So can teachers be evaluated reliably to ensure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1559151/learning-curve-student-surveys-can-help-assessing

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