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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Kindergarten may be free for only half-day, says lawmaker

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:06am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... preschool education. Civic Party legislator Dr Kenneth Chan Ka-lok also said that parents who require full-day kindergarten services would probably face a means test. At present, parents receive ... as the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau has called for all departments to cut spending growth by 1 percentage point a year for two years from 2016. He met committee chairman Dr Moses Cheng ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Short budget puts early education plan at risk, lawmaker says

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:06am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... spokeswoman for the Professional Teachers' Union, said the demand for full-day kindergarten services was rising as more mothers worked full time. "Full-day kindergartens are much needed ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - EDUCATION

    Generalist or specialist?

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 01:51am by George Chen

    ... to cover the banking industry – something that might have been a little more challenging for a journalism graduate. At my last employer, a British news wire service, many of my former colleagues ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - EDUCATION

    Book review: Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon?, by Yong Zhao

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 11:16pm by David Wilson

    ... system stifles creativity, smothers curiosity and distresses students, among other minuses, according to Yong. Blame the legacy of the old imperial civil service testing system: keju. Tied ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    'Prejudice' claim as centre struggles for a new home

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 03:55am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... locations to ensure their services could continue. The centre was finally able to move in late August, taking over a 4,000 sq ft site in a commercial building in Johnston Road, Wan Chai. It agreed ...

  6. News - China - EDUCATION

    Undercover investigation: Become a native English teacher in China, no questions asked

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:20am by Staff Reporters

    ... and the market is estimated to be worth about 30 billion yuan (HK$38 billion) a year, according to a China News Service report. The insatiable demand for English language tuition had made finding a job ... the new rules were announced in Beijing earlier this week, such qualifications were not legally required. However, vague regulations allow such scams to proliferate, particularly among foreign ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Nursery offers sign-language lessons for deaf children, a Hong Kong first

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 05:08am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... in Hong Kong. Having ones with special needs is even tougher," she said. "I hope we can continue to provide this service for needy children." CUHK has been providing training free ...

  8. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    One-third of Chinese do not speak Putonghua, says Education Ministry

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:54pm by Chris Luo

    ... diverse cultures and their different dialects. Since that time it has effectively driven the use of Putonghua in classrooms and the civil service, but many citizens still use their local tone ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Modern College in probe over legality of classes at Mong Kok school

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Modern College demands big payout from former tutor who quit after row over whether Mong Kok school is registered for classes College in probe over legality ... Services Department had granted a safety certificate for the school, but that a test report on a fire door was till pending, so the Buildings Department had not granted a safety certificate. ...

  10. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    'You bunch of bums!' Harbin teacher berates students for failing to buy Teachers' Day gift

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 05:52pm by James Griffiths

    ... Committee hadn't decided on a date to deliberate on the amendments to the Teachers' Law, the China News Service reported on Sunday.  ...




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