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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    'Outsider' heads free kindergarten study

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com 'Outsider' heads free kindergarten study A solicitor labelled by critics as an "ignorant outsider" has been appointed to chair a study on free kindergarten education. Dr Moses Cheng Mo-chi will head the Committee on Free Kindergarten Education and work with 19 members to finish a study in two years. The panel will look into ways ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1210212/outsider-heads-free-kindergarten-study
  2. Other International Preschools

    Posted Jun 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Anfield International Kindergarten Kowloon Tong campus: 5 Cumberland Rd. Kowloon Tong and L2, Phase 1, Laguna Verde, 8, Laguna Verde Ave, Hunghom Tel: 2794 3668, Fax: 2549 3878, E-mail: ... Catholic kindergarten offering K1-3 and P1 and international P1. International intake. Resources include two playgrounds, library, activity room and computer centre. Experienced educators. Teacher ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/716875/other-international-preschools
  3. Preschools highlight special needs

    Posted Feb 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng More than two-thirds of mainstream kindergartens say they have at least six special-needs children on their rolls, and some as many as 10. Researchers said the survey highlights ... kindergartens with 200 to 300 children. Half the respondents estimated their schools had as many as 10 children with learning difficulties. Some 70 per cent reported at least six. The survey- the first ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/706505/preschools-highlight-special-needs
  4. School places mismatch a cause of heartbreak

    Posted Feb 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... believe they have taken a shortcut to a guaranteed Year One place when they enrol their children in kindergartens run by the commercial arm of the foundation. No such 'through-train' ... Their situation is particularly bleak because many ESF kindergarten graduates lack the requisite language skills to enter local Chinese schools. Meanwhile, most international schools have long waiting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/706278/school-places-mismatch-cause-heartbreak
  5. Preschool principal wanted

    Posted Nov 08th 2008, 12:00am by Jolene Otremba

    ... education in Asia wants to recruit a principal for its new kindergarten. The English Schools Foundation (ESF) operates 20 schools within Hong Kong. The ESF kindergarten's curriculum is structured on the National Curriculum of England and Wales and is also strongly influenced by the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. Once the kindergarten is full, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/659288/preschool-principal-wanted
  6. Ex-footballer turns skills to running kindergarten

    Posted Oct 07th 2007, 12:00am by Mark Graham

    ... a kindergarten. Mr Lefebvre, like so many before him, turned up in the east-coast city to see what was happening and ended up being mesmerised and galvanised by the opportunities. When the Quebec native mentioned at a social gathering that he had experience running a kindergarten in his home city- voila!- within a matter of months he was planning the Child Academy with fellow investors. The academy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/610615/ex-footballer-turns-skills-running-kindergarten
  7. News - China - ABUSE

    Angry teachers take discipline too far on China's Children's Day

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... a five-year-old boy was nearly smothered with a quilt, while in the other seven kindergarten children had their arms cut with scissors. The offender in both cases was their teacher. A teacher at Xinyi kindergarten in Shanghai's Jiading district was put under detention for 10 days and fined 500 yuan (HK$627) for cutting the arms of the children on Thursday. The teacher joined the private ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1252280/angry-teachers-take-discipline-bit-too-far
  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Early childhood education: by the same token

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... A voucher scheme to subsidise kindergarten education empowers parents but is driving many preschools out of business, writes Elaine Yau Like many working-class parents, Yim Ka-yin welcomes publicly funded preschools. Her younger daughter, now in K1, gets HK$1,680 each month under the government's voucher scheme to subsidise kindergarten education. That isn't sufficient ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1252627/same-token
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Free kindergarten education will boost the whole of society

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

    ... Sue Grieshaber Sue Grieshaber says to prepare for the launch of free kindergarten education, we must learn from international studies to design a system that fosters quality and leaves 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1249136/free-kindergarten-education-will-boost-whole-society
  10. Comment - Letters

    Raise English standards in kindergartens

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... New policy can raise kindergarten pupils' standard of English I support those who have called for Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to pledge in Wednesday's policy address to subsidise the recruitment of native English-speaking teachers for kindergartens. Introducing such a measure for children whose mother tongues are Chinese or other Asian languages is very important. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1126492/raise-english-standards-kindergartens

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