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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    American universities still a rewarding option for Hong Kong students

    Posted Jul 24th 2013, 01:29pm by Jason Cheng

    ... and mind. As a future first year student in the United States, I’m thrilled that my endless nights of essay writing are over. Applying to the US is a popular route taken by many Hong Kong students ... involvement, recommendation letters and application essays are also important elements of the equation. British, Canadian, Hong Kong and Australian applications are all difficult in their own regard, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1289754/american-universities-still-rewarding-option-hong-kong
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Only 1 in 10 Hong Kong pupils are born to mainland Chinese parents, says state mouthpiece

    Posted Jul 09th 2013, 03:58pm by Ernest Kao

    ... A state newspaper on Monday rejected claims that children born to mainland parents were putting a strain on educational resources in Hong Kong. Only 10 per cent of cross-border students in Hong Kong were born locally to mainland parents, Communist Party mouthpiece People’s Daily claimed in article published on Monday, adding that this figure had only risen about 1.6 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1278787/only-1-10-hong-kong-pupils-are-born-mainland-chinese-parents-says
  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong has its first school for principals

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 09:55am by Elaine Yau

    ... by 10 current and former head teachers, the Hong Kong Principals’ Institute runs training workshops and a mentorship programme. Former Executive Council convenor Lam Woon-kwong and Ocean Park ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1277786/hong-kong-has-its-first-school-principals
  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    Parents are snubbing top-rated local Hong Kong schools

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier life@scmp.com Why our top-rated local schools still fall short Hong Kong has been judged to have one of the best education systems in the world. In international ... been praised as a model for others to learn from. The influential McKinsey study, "How the World's Most Improved Systems Keep Getting Better", flagged Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1260927/parents-are-snubbing-top-rated-local-hong-kong-schools
  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Tablets help Hong Kong students learn

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... Hong Kong schools use e-books extensively. That is despite the government initiative launched in November, which encourages 30 publishers to digitise their textbooks. The E-Textbook Market ... and tasks," says Victor Cheng Pat-leung, executive director of Hong Kong Education City, a government-owned electronic learning portal. "This requires software design and a platform to support ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1260930/tablets-help-hong-kong-students-learn
  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong universities raise fees by up to 20pc for non-local students

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao Inflation, stronger yuan blamed for increases that some fear will deter mainland students HK universities raise feesby up to 20pc for non-locals Hong Kong's eight ... education." The University of Hong Kong will charge non-local undergraduates HK$135,000 a year- a rise of HK$16,000. Polytechnic University, Lingnan University and Baptist University have lifted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1228738/hong-kong-universities-raise-fees-20pc-non-local-students
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    From shortage of Hong Kong university places to glut by 2016

    Posted Apr 27th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com From shortage to glut of HK university places Hong Kong's shortage of university places could turn into a glut in three years as student numbers fall and competition from private institutions increases. In the 2013-2014 academic year there will be 22,000 places available at public and private universities for the 27,000 secondary school ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1224205/shortage-hk-university-places-glut-2016
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's brat pack needs good parenting

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Kelly Yang

    ... If in Hong Kong all the other parents care only about academic results, then this still affects my child, whether I like it or not. In the world of children, nothing spreads faster and further than narcissism. A recent City University study confirms this: Hong Kong children are more narcissistic than their US, British and Australian counterparts. They also show more signs of aggression ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1227014/hong-kongs-brat-pack-needs-good-parenting
  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - GUANGDONG

    How Hong Kong youths are touring the 'real' China

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 11:31am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Wujiang in Shaoguan city is just a stone’s throw away from Hong Kong but living conditions there may be outside the average Hongkonger’s comfort zone. Roads ... in 2011. The project is meant to promote understanding of the motherland amongst Hong Kong youths, but critics have labelled it a “brainwashing tour” akin to national education. Now, the bureau ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1218088/how-hong-kong-youths-are-touring-real-china
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's liberal studies exams are for probing minds

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Since Hong Kong introduced liberal studies in secondary school curriculums, quite a few students have been asking to interview journalists from this newspaper about the most topical issues ... exam, the Hong Kong Diploma for Secondary Education, has included such previously taboo topics as the June 4, 1989 crackdown and the filibuster campaign in the legislature by some pan-democrats ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1216350/hong-kongs-liberal-studies-exams-are-probing-minds

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