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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    Class Action: streaming maths classes at primary level has its advantages

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 09:43am by Julie Mcguire

    ... of strength, he has a chance to move to a different group. Maths is one of the subjects in which streaming is more common as there can be such a wide range of abilities in one class. It is in essence ... to different rooms. It can be more flexible in terms of lesson timing. A lesson can be extended if pupils are in the middle of an exciting investigation or concepts need reinforcing. It also allows ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Hong Kong ill prepared to care for middle-class retirees

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com As the average age of Hongkongers rises, housing for elderly middle-class people is becoming an issue, writes Elaine Yau Homestretch Retirees Sidney Lam ... librarian. Cheerful Court is one of two Housing Society projects that provide subsidised homes for the middle-class elderly under its Senior Citizen Residences Scheme, and is designed ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - ECONOMICS

    Book review: Consumption in China, by LiAnne Yu

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 08:37pm by DAVID BARTRAM

    ... David Bartram Consumption in China by LiAnne Yu Polity Press 3 stars David Bartram Talk of China's growing middle class and rising domestic consumption is enough to send economists and CEOs into fits of excitement. LiAnne Yu, an anthropologist who has also worked as a consumer consultant for multinationals looking to break into China, has put together a thorough examination ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health - WE RUN HK

    We Run HK: Chan Ka-ho, middle distance champion

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 05:51pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... for his sport, Chan Ka-ho might have become a gangster, says Hong Kong's top middle distance runner. Running also set him on the path of his passion- teaching. Chan, 29, splits his time ... I train myself before class begins. Running is like breathing to me. I have a motto: "If I don't run a day, I don't have rice that day." When I don't run, I have to eat ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Asian universities are set to improve in world rankings, says expert

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:13am by Liz Heron

    ... says Marginson. "There are going to be so many middle-class families seeking education that China's capacity will be stretched. The volume of East Asian outbound students going to Western universities will also continue to increase for the foreseeable future. "And in the next generation, the Asian middle class will multiply by five times and more, primarily in China ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    The wages of spin

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:13am by BEN SIN

    ... Ben Sin Ben.sin@scmp.com As tech advances make it easy to mix your own sounds, music lovers are seizing the chance to realise their digital dreams. Ben Sin checks out a boom in DJ classes ... Music was born, in June 2013. Other newcomers include SonicInsights, DJ4Life Academy and Soda Mix DJ School. Wong Tin-ho, who has been conducting classes at Baron School of Music since 2006, ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    Class Action: there's no shortcut to success in literature exams

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 10:01am by JESSICA OGILVY STUART

    ... poetry, a novel and a play. It is extremely challenging to study a work without annotating, so hard copies are fundamental. He will have studied passages from the texts during class and you can normally see which extracts have been covered from margin notes and highlights. Typically, these will be key passages which illustrate a relationship or theme. Also, collect any handouts, class ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education - NEWS

    Education news briefs

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:13am by Linda Yeung

    ... Teachers, parents and students can upload images of printed text documents to the site through the new portal, and receive converted files by email within 24 hours.   Small classes bring IB success ... (IB) diploma programme. The class attained an average score of 34.5 points, compared to the global average of 29.81. The school attributes the strong academic results partly to its small class ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: The Long Shadow, by David Reynolds

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 12:22pm by MCT

    ... and Austria-Hungary, and the Ottoman empire in the Middle East, North Africa and the Balkans. But the war also "accelerated the emergence of imperial rivals in the Pacific: Japan and the United ...

  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    School of cool: study Italy's most famous dessert at Carpigiani Gelato University

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 11:21pm by Gary Jones

    ... from across the globe. My class of 14 includes people from Australia, Brazil, Britain, Egypt, Honduras, Indonesia, Israel, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, and the United States, therefore ... in Italian, French, Spanish, German and other languages. In January, classes were taught in Bologna for the first time in Putonghua, with 29 Chinese students attending. Most came from Taipei, Shanghai ...




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