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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Sha Tin Baptist school scraps launch of national education amid protests

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Website notice tells parents that instead of launching the controversial new subject it will continue to teach civic and moral education Baptist school scraps national education One of the seven primary schools known to be planning to teach national education announced yesterday that it would halt lessons in the contentious subject, ...

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    Officials need more time before releasing national education data

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... to the introduction of the national education subject. The South China Morning Post and a reader filed requests this month for details of the consultation, including how many of the 1,000 submissions agreed the subject should be made compulsory following a three-year preparation period. The Education Bureau said the requests "require tracing back various sets of records" so the information ...

  3. Pressure builds on national education

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong and Lo Wei More pressure is being put on the government to reconsider the introduction of national education in the new school year, with a leading Beijing loyalist educational body pulling back from its support for an immediate launch and teachers and pupils calling for a massive rally. The government is allowing primary schools to teach the subject, intended ...

  4. Get all stakeholders involved in finding ways to improve our education system

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... May 19). In the report, Mark Bray, professor of comparative education at the University of Hong Kong, said parents should 'not neglect the personal development of their children'. Many local teachers and parents do treasure balanced, whole-person development for our young people but have to deal with the harsh reality of local education. Professor Bray said public ...

  5. Freedom needs the education it deserves

    Posted Apr 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Who can benefit most from a liberal education? Mark Edmundson, a distinguished American literary theorist, asks this question in an opinion piece in The New York ... for undergraduates, that question is relevant in Hong Kong, too. Edmundson's byline caught my eye because he wrote one of the best books on education I have read. It's called Teacher- The One who ...

  6. There is wisdom in teaching sex education

    Posted Apr 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Julie McGuire familypost@scmp.com My Primary Six daughter is doing sex education at school, and I feel it's too early to be learning about this subject. I've tried to talk to her ... to allow your daughter to be included in these lessons despite your reservations. Sex education is just another strand of the personal, social and health curriculum and a very important one ...

  7. Educator's success is all in the brain

    Posted Mar 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei The education reforms aimed at training students to analyse issues from different angles have caused a stir in the academe as teachers and students have found it hard to cope with the new examination system. Ricky Chan, a veteran teacher and chairman of the Association of Brain-Based Learning in Education in Hong Kong, attributes the confusion to the gap between the current ...

  8. Should parents be allowed to educate their children at home?

    Posted May 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Canada, the United States and Australia, it is perfectly legal for parents to educate their kids at home. Often, parents take this course of action for religious reasons. Freedom of religion is one of our most basic rights, and many parents prefer to bring up their children based on their own religious and moral principles. Other parents are unhappy with the quality of education ...

  9. Education Bureau's officers should be sent back to school

    Posted Jan 05th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Over the past decade, the Hong Kong education system has had imposed on it various compulsory policies, such as self-evaluation, interactive learning and large class sizes. Many of the ideas for reform have come from abroad. At the moment, the Education Bureau is encouraging schools to have a ceiling of four Form One classes if they want to survive. By closing schools through ...

  10. Teacher suicides expose need to ease pressure on educators

    Posted Dec 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the onus of educating their children entirely on their teachers. In addition, office politics are omnipresent and schools are no exception. Every teacher is under enormous pressure to play ...




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