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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Education minister supports university president's snub of students with protest symbol

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 04:20am by Tony Cheung

    ... responsibly." The convocation was "a very important and solemn occasion reflecting years of effort by students, parents and teachers", Ng added. "I have heard parents saying that they had ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    New college chief's declaration of independence

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... vowed to ensure the school's academic freedom and independence. "As a university president, the most important thing to do is to allow space [for discussion]. Our students are adults- ... "As a CPPCC member in a province, I won't discuss [with other members] any nationwide or political issues. I only attend a meeting once a year, and the issues I discuss are related ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Top marks for Asia in 2014 global education index

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 09:46am by Linda Yeung

    ... is more important than high-stakes testing, and something we can learn from the Asian systems." Michael Barber, a former education adviser to the British government and now Pearson's chief education adviser attributes Asia's success to factors such as investment in education, the elevation of the role of teachers, and "a culture of accountability that holds parents ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    New school to focus on energy and environment

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 10:52am by Johnny Tam

    ... is in the northwestern city of Xian, which Shyy described as "the future of China". He said resources such as coal, gas and certain important industrial salts, were highly concentrated in the region. In terms of development, the region was not "as advanced as the eastern coastal area". "So basically there are a lot of opportunities to do sustainable development in northwestern ...

  5. News - World - EDUCATION

    Free music programme gives academic boost to low-income children in Los Angeles

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:57pm by AP

    ... and research grants for the study of music, adding that the results make the point that music training should be an important part of all school curriculums. April Benasich, a professor of neuroscience ... development, said the study's findings were "a game-changer for both the scientific and public policy domains, particularly in an era when these sorts of enrichment activities are being ...

  6. 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

    ... branch." An argument between George and the Singaporean government broke out over an article published in The Straits Times on October 10, 2005, in which he alleged the government adopted "a ... "As for why the university took the exceptional step of withholding tenure from a faculty member who it decided had earned promotion, I was assured this had nothing to do with my scholarship, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF boss hoping to build bridges with the local education sector

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... parents choose ESF schools not only because they provide education in English, but also because they want their children to have "a different educational experience from the one ... believes the ESF could offer some lessons in different ways to engage children in learning. It is also important to look beyond academic excellence and to equip children with important skills ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Special needs children require tailor-made support: educators

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... of individual education plans for each special-needs child to make sure teachers were sensitive to the student's needs. She also stressed the importance of changing the current funding mode ... game". "A school that gets the full subsidy may have admitted more than 100 students, more than the usual enrolment at a special school. Its teachers may not be able to handle them ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    HKU’s Tsui Lap-chee reflects on his 12 years as vice chancellor

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 09:45pm by Oliver Chou

    ... could be undermining academic freedom. In an interview with the South China Morning Post, Tsui reflected on his 12 years at HKU. He said it was important for the university to learn from ... known as Occupy Central, which is pushing for full voting rights for adults in the 2017 chief executive election. Tsui says he believes it is important to respect different voices on campus, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Education Bureau rapped over Cantonese 'not an official language' gaffe

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 06:11pm by Johnny Tam, Stuart Lau

    ... It aimed to promote the importance of bilingualism and trilingualism as the city "develops alongside the rapidly growing China" and "the daily usage of Mandarin [in Hong Kong] ... accent and spelling." A Facebook group "Hong Kong language learning" has appealed to people to e-mail the bureau to urge the government to admit "a blunder" ...




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