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  1. Mass tutoring churning out 'robot pupils'

    Posted May 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... this is not a recipe for success. Mark Bray, who is now a professor of comparative education at the University of Hong Kong, surveyed 1,720 pupils in 16 schools this past academic year, and found that 54 per cent of Form Three pupils have tutors, and an alarming 72 per cent of Form Six students have tutors. Bray said the pervasiveness of private tutoring creates social inequalities. 'If ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1001371/mass-tutoring-churning-out-robot-pupils
  2. Universal schooling creates its own problems in Africa

    Posted Sep 09th 2006, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... places to work than the top floor of offices just off Paris's famed Champs Elysee and a short walk from the Eiffel Tower. Mark Bray, the former University of Hong Kong dean of education, ... The Parisienne lifestyle may be new to Professor Bray, 54, who will be joined there by his wife, Ora Kwo, a colleague at HKU, at the end of this year. But his move in March has been a homecoming when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/563326/universal-schooling-creates-its-own-problems-africa
  3. Wolves lurking in the shadows of education

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com For more than a decade, education professor Mark Bray has been intrigued by the growing phenomenon of students attending tutorial centres. Haven't ... and if they are not careful these countries will have the same problem as in Hong Kong, Korea and everywhere else,' says Bray, who was appointed the Unesco chair professor of comparative education and director ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007177/wolves-lurking-shadows-education
  4. Tuition takes toll on teens, says study

    Posted Oct 31st 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... By Lilian Goh Too much private tutoring can have an adverse impact on teenagers' psychological development, says Mark Bray of the University of Hong Kong (HKU). Professor Bray, dean ... competitive nowadays that parents want their children to become academic stars, Professor Bray explained. However, too much private tutoring may cause social problems for young people. 'Tutoring ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/522903
  5. HKU dean heads for Paris post

    Posted Nov 26th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Planning (IIEP). Professor Mark Bray will be moving to Paris in March to head the independent think-tank that has responsibility for research and national leadership training. IIEP was created ... is striving to ensure that by 2015 every child can receive an education. Professor Bray joined HKU two decades ago but has carried out extensive consultation for national governments on education ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/526580
  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - TELEVISION

    Channel hop

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 12:00am by Mark Peters

    ... Mark Peters Mark Peters Proclaimed by various commentators as "the greatest television show ever" (in my view, it should be sharing the podium, at least, with The Sopranos and The Wire ), Breaking Bad has just wrapped up in the United States with a huge fanfare finale. Hong Kong, meanwhile, has yet to get even a whiff of the show's crystal-meth-lab fumes. Similarly, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1327089/channel-hop
  7. Lifestyle - Technology

    Solar-powered cooker puts local clean energy start-up on the global map

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 12:00am by Mark Sharp

    ... Mark Sharp mark.sharp@scmp.com What began as an effort to bring cleaner cooking to mainland villages has blossomed into a global business for a local start-up, writes Mark Sharp Reflected ... call us a clean energy start-up because we envision the SolSource as a first step," Young says. mark.sharp@scmp.com ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1328645/solar-powered-cooker-puts-local-clean-energy-start-global-map
  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - TELEVISION

    Channel hop: Homeland, The Truth About Exercise

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by Mark Peters

    ... Mark Peters Mark Peters Just where the hell is Nicholas "the ginger ninja" Brody? While there is no confusing the former United States marine and congressman (played by Damian Lewis; Life ) with a Japanese warrior (it does roll off the tongue far easier than "indecisive red-headed terrorist"), Brody is definitely channelling the mystical skills of near ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1322328/channel-hop-homeland-truth-about-exercise
  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - POSTCARD TOKYO

    Postcard: Tokyo

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by MARK SCHILLING

    ... Mark Schilling Most Japanese films that show up on a multiplex marquee are based on properties from other media, be they bestselling comics or hit TV shows. Original scripts are a hard sell, unless you are a Sion Sono, a Koki Mitani or another filmmaker who can sell tickets or win major festival invites - or both. This is similar to the Hollywood pattern, but Japan's film ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1324273/postcard-tokyo
  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ALBUM (1985)

    Rewind, album: 'Hounds of Love' by Kate Bush (1985)

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by Mark Mccord

    ... ALBUM (1985) Kate Bush Hounds of Love EMI Hounds of Love Kate Bush EMI It's hard to imagine there was ever a time when Kate Bush was regarded as anything but the grande dame of British rock. However, in 1985, the general consensus was that the singer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1319038/rewind-album-hounds-love-kate-bush-1985

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