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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's deadly exam culture

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by ALASTAIR SHARP

    ... Alastair Sharp Alastair Sharp sounds a warning over unhealthy fixation with results Hong Kong's exam hothouse can be unhealthy for children Hong Kong is not alone in having a strong ... now become secondary to the demands of the market. Reports in Hong Kong about the continuing rise of the tutorial system are grounds for concern. Professor Mark Bray at the University of Hong ...

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    Free kindergarten education will boost the whole of society

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am by SUE GRIESHABER

    ... of society? Free kindergarten education is considered essential by many involved in early childhood education. Parents in Hong Kong have shouldered the major responsibility for fees for many years, ... no child behind Learning boost Hong Kong is getting ready for 15 years of free education, which will be groundbreaking if achieved. As it will take the Committee on Free Kindergarten Education two ...

  3. Heep Hong Society

    Posted May 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Where? Head Office- G/F, Tung Yu House, Tai Hang Tung Estate, Kowloon. What? Established in 1963, Heep Hong Society provides education and training services for children aged 12 or under ... with Heep Hong's fundraising events, such as selling flags in Hong Kong on June 18. This year, Heep Hong aims to recruit 2,000 volunteers for its flag day. A volunteer registration form ...

  4. Law Society mulls common exam

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... wrote in the society's official journal Hong Kong Lawyer. 'Members and stakeholders have recently been raising a question with me: whether a common qualifying examination ... by law schools of the University of Hong Kong, Chinese University and City University. There is another exam for lawyers who qualified abroad but want to practise in Hong Kong ...

  5. A demonstration of students' commitment to our society

    Posted Sep 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Rachel Tsang Recent events at the University of Hong Kong have generated much soul-searching about the values of Hong Kong's youth. Given the debates on national and moral education, ... and social issues abound in Hong Kong. Special mention must be made of Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen, whose rubbishing of the issue helped secure headlines and sustain this issue for at least ...

  6. Responding to the needs of society

    Posted Feb 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Baptist Convention of Hong Kong founded it as a private post-secondary institution 50 years ago, the Hong Kong Baptist University is set to embark on an ambitious plan to scale new heights. ... thinking and creativity. The University will focus its effort is to promote Chinese medicine in the healthcare system of Hong Kong. It also aims to widen international and mainland linkages through ...

  7. Medical schools should cater to society's needs

    Posted Nov 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Medical advances notwithstanding, the role of family medicine in the efficient delivery of modern health care is well established in developed societies. But few of Hong Kong's future ... is a comparison with other developed societies, including those where many of Hong Kong's doctors have studied for higher professional qualifications. There, medical authorities and educators have ...

  8. Releasing the joy of learning in a cosmopolitan society

    Posted Jan 11th 2010, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... likely that the head of a school [in Hong Kong] would have been a foreigner and the vice-principal Chinese. At YCIS we set out to make the Chinese and the Western administrators equal. ...

  9. Society represents global footprint

    Posted Jan 13th 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong The Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong, one of the hosts of this week's conference, is a member of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies, a non-profit-making organisation and a partner of Unesco, with more than 35 member societies worldwide. Founded in 1989, the Hong Kong group draws members from educational institutions both locally and from ...

  10. Condemned to life in society's margin

    Posted Jan 20th 2007, 12:00am by Steve Cray

    ... Hong Kong is a case in point, with strategies more often than not judged by the facilitation of material achievement rather than the fulfilment of the individual. Although this approach ... to the controversy over Deputy Secretary Bernadette Linn Hon-ho's comments to Legco. Has the Education and Manpower Bureau established that students who study GCSE Chinese can gain acceptance to Hong ...




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