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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 - Family & Education

    Cost limits expansion of small-class teaching

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 05:16pm by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com Shrinking positive Teacher Eric Chung Chun-woon asked the class: "How do you spell the past tense of the word 'teach'?" He commanded the students' attention easily, without raising his voice; there were only 12 children in the smaller-than-usual room, after all. The small class was created by Wah Yan College Hong Kong in 2008 ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - TRENDS

    Book review: The Future Declassified, by Mathew Burrows

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by Julian Ryall

    ... advances and an increasingly healthy, prosperous and global middle class, but this will affect the lives of individuals or small groups of the world's population. The big decisions and events ... The Middle East, Russia and China feature prominently- although given that Ebola, the Ukraine crisis, and the rampage of the Islamic State across Syria and Iraq only started after the book went ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Academics pledge to help students who boycott classes over suffrage row

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:12pm by Luisa Tam

    ... skipping classes by uploading courses online and allowing them to turn in their work in a flexible manner. Another academic actively lending his support to the campaign is Gordon Mathews, head ... or glorifying his support to help students who plan to skip classes during the week of September 22. In a curtain-raiser to Occupy Central, students from at least 14 universities and colleges plan ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Class action: how to help your child appreciate different cultures

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:15pm by JESSICA OGILVY STUART

    ... Jessica Ogilvy Stuart life@scmp.com My wife and I are different nationalities, and we would like our children to to grow up with an appreciation for both our cultures. Is this going to be possible? Children of bicultural expat families growing up in Hong ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology - GENETICS

    Add Siberians to the mix: European ancestry more tangled than thought

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 03:29am by Reuters

    ... to these early European immigrants. These farmers who came from the Middle East brought new capabilities to Europe, domesticating animals including pigs and cows, growing crops including wheat, barley, ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Actor Ben Kingsley is laidback and loving it

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by Kavita Daswani

    ... of Cheesebridge's high-class world- from which he has long been excluded- felt like it would be a compelling character point. "If you find in any character his absolutely primal gesture, and locate ... to that guy. It's about rejection, cloaked in vanity and class struggle," the actor says. Kingsley was attracted to the nuances, humour and pathos in the script. "If I come across ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Wan Chai art studio offers eco-friendly handicraft classes

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 09:45am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong life@scmp.com Art classes using recycled materials teach children about the environment as well as nurturing creativity, writes Nora Tong Crafty by nature Eight-year-old Dicky Wu ... and then glued them onto the ball. Dicky has been attending an arts and crafts class at Draw 2- Art and Language Studio in Wan Chai where, among other things, he has learned how to turn seemingly useless ...




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