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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong textbooks contain negative stereotypes on cultures and religions, researcher warns

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:58am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... are poorer, with lower education levels, a lack of technology and more political censorship. No offence, Australia, but this is what a Hong Kong school textbooks says, according to a University of Hong Kong scholar researching the subject. Stereotypes are more prevalent in textbooks than she expected, says Dr Liz Jackson, a social-science education specialist who has been researching ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1538465/textbooks-taking-narrow-view-liberal-studies-hku-researcher-warns
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Top DSE students of the class of 2014 voice concerns over future of Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 12:16pm by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff reporters Prospects should be good for the 12 best performers on university entrance tests, but some worry about where Hong Kong is going Top exam scorers look to the future The future of Hong Kong weighed on the young minds of some of the city's best and brightest, even as they moved closer to the pursuit of their dreams. This year's Hong Kong Diploma ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553921/top-dse-scholars-class-2014-voice-concerns-over-future-hong-kong
  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong's exams body calls time on students cheating with watches

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 03:28am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... in Hong Kong were expected to more than double to 390,000 units this year from 165,000 last year, and then increase again next year to nearly 1.1 million, Neil Shah, research director ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1552142/hong-kongs-exams-body-calls-time-students-cheating-watches
  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    International school issues debentures to fund HK$100 million expansion plans

    Posted May 24th 2014, 03:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... across Hong Kong, four in Shanghai and three in Shenzhen.   ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com School issues debentures for HK$100m expansion An international school in Aberdeen has issued its first batch of corporate debentures to raise money ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519129/international-school-issues-debentures-fund-hk100-million-expansion
  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Outspoken academic Cherian George takes up post at Hong Kong Baptist University

    Posted May 10th 2014, 02:59am by Toh Han Shih

    ... is to take up a job at Hong Kong Baptist University. Cherian George said he would start in August as an associate professor. The head of the university's journalism department, Steve Guo ... University (NTU). "I'm impressed by how Hong Kong academics, students and the public have succeeded in vigorously defending academic freedom. [Hong Kong] universities have excellent media ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1508715/outspoken-academic-cherian-george-takes-post-hong-kong-baptist
  6. Business - Companies - EDUCATION

    Print partners ease textbook burden for Hong Kong students

    Posted May 06th 2014, 12:42am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... burden for students The growing cost of school books and the long-standing problem of Hong Kong students lugging them around in overly heavy bags are the main issues that Fuji Xerox hopes ... is the first innovative solution to address the school book issues here in Hong Kong," Stanley Sun Tao-hung, the chief executive at Fotomax chain owner China-Hongkong Photo Products, said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1505366/print-partners-ease-textbook-burden-hong-kong-students
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    International school ‘facing crisis’ in catering to Hong Kong’s expanding French community

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 06:04pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... community in Hong Kong. The number of French nationals aged under six on consulate records has hit 1,500, half as much again as the capacity of the school's French primary section, says ... of the increase of the number of students." He says the school, the only French school in Hong Kong, has applied for one of five sites put forward by the government in March for international school ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1533363/french-international-school-facing-crisis-catering-hong-kongs
  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Scholarism leader Joshua Wong planning to appeal some DSE exam results

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:00pm by LO WEI AND JOHNNY TAM

    ... school graduates who got their results yesterday- apart from the clamour to find out his grades. "I think it's the first time in Hong Kong that a student has had to announce his exam ... "But I have no plan to study abroad. I really love Hong Kong and I like living here," he added. Chow, another prominent member of the student-led group, received a level 5* in English ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554033/campaigning-did-not-affect-dse-results-says-scholarism-student
  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Tax-free status of Hong Kong’s international schools attacked

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 11:37pm by Shirley Zhao and Johnny Tam

    ... rules attacked Hong Kong's charity rules have come under fire after it was revealed the parent company of an international school is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The Nord Anglia ... under which international schools are given sites for a nominal fee, usually of about HK$1,000. But the South China Morning Post has discovered that its Hong Kong-based parent company, Nord ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1524102/tax-free-status-hong-kongs-international-schools-attacked
  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Visually impaired university students facing problems of acceptance and support, says survey

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:55am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... them in class or provide suitable teaching materials, a survey has found. The Hong Kong Blind Union, a self-help group for the visually impaired, also said in its survey that an inflexible ... a master's degree, said that she had major issues with reading material. Without suitable soft copies of documents- in text not picture format- books had to be scanned by hand then edited to correct ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1551405/visually-impaired-university-students-facing-problems-acceptance-and

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