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  1. 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

    ... David Wilson Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon? by Yong Zhao Wiley China's touted rise to the top of the world education ladder has been declared a "Sputnik Moment" for the US- the nation must learn from China to maintain American sta ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1608863/book-review-whos-afraid-big-bad-dragon-yong-zhao
  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Top marks for Asia in 2014 global education index

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

    ... Linda Yeung Top marks for Asian nations in global index A strong culture of accountability among parents, students and other stakeholders in the education system in Asia led to stellar performance in international assessments, a new report has revealed. A ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1521993/top-marks-asia-2014-global-education-index
  3. Lifestyle - Books - EDUCATION

    Book review: Minority Education in China, by James Leibold and Chen Yangbin

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 06:41pm by Linda Yeung

    ... Like other human rights issues on the mainland, the protection of equal access to education is fraught with problems. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1437127/book-review-minority-education-china-james-leibold-and-chen-yangbin
  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    New social workers from South Asia a first for their community

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 07:18am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... for stealing. "We didn't have role models of ethnic minorities succeeding through the local system." The arrest changed his outlook on life. He found a job working with refugees ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1646507/new-social-workers-south-asia-first-their-community
  5. Lifestyle - Books - EDUCATION

    Book review: The Falling Rate of Learning and the Neoliberal Endgame, by David Blacker

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 03:47pm by James Ash

    ... It's been a bad few decades for the reputation of Karl Marx, but according to US philosopher David Blacker, the free-market cheerleaders who applauded the death of communism spoke too soon. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1407657/book-review-falling-rate-learning-and-neoliberal-endgame-david
  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Holistic education wins over technical skills after university, says US academic

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 12:00am by Kate Whitehead

    ... Kate Whitehead life@scmp.com Holistic skills give graduates an edge, says college president In a fast-changing world, should higher education institutions focus on teaching technical skills? The answer from one of America's top liberal arts colleges is a resounding "no". "We are preparing students for their careers, not for their first jobs," says Adam ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1291405/holistic-education-wins-over-technical-skills-after
  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Multiple Intelligences Enhancement programme helps the disabled find employment

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Pouring some sand over a glass surface brightened by light shining beneath it, Lee Sai-ho shows off his skills as a sand painting artist at a charity event. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1245175/multiple-intelligences-enhancement-programme-helps
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - EDUCATION

    What’s so special about ‘Yale kids’?

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 10:38am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Since I began my life and studies at Yale University, one question I have frequently been asked by friends in China is:  what’s so special about Yale? It’s a big question and someone could probably write a doctoral paper on this topic or the wider subject of the education system in the United States. In this column, and perhaps also in upcoming ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1595271/whats-so-special-about-yale-kids
  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Girl, 12, becomes teacher, thanks to Hongkonger's World Vision sponsorship

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Ernest Kao

    ... and become a teacher. "I had the dream, but I had no hope," she said. "I wanted to teach people, to share my knowledge with them so they can have the knowledge, too." Life took ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580447/girl-12-becomes-teacher-thanks-hongkongers-world-vision-sponsorship
  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong has its first school for principals

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

    ... While university courses teach pedagogy and leadership theories, the skills needed to operate a school smoothly are often learned on the job by new principals ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1277786/hong-kong-has-its-first-school-principals

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