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  1. News - China - EDUCATION

    Undercover investigation: Become a native English teacher in China, no questions asked

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:20am by Staff Reporters

    ... and the market is estimated to be worth about 30 billion yuan (HK$38 billion) a year, according to a China News Service report. The insatiable demand for English language tuition had made finding a job ... the municipal government in Beijing moved to tighten requirements for foreigners working in the city, but it remains to be seen whether new regulations that start next month requiring expats to have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1594188/become-native-english-teacher-china-no-questions-asked
  2. News - China - EDUCATION

    China unveils long-awaited plans to reform rigid national university entrance exam

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 06:23pm by Andrea Chen

    ... the process. Under the new proposals, university admissions will rely less on the results of the two-day national exam, or gaokao, and more on standardised tests pupils take during their high school ... covering all the six subjects. But they can choose to take the tests at any point in their high school career, and decide which three results are used for their university admission. The new scheme ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1585179/highly-anticipated-plans-reform-chinas-rigid-national-university-entrance
  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Oxford dreams of teaching China's leader

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Oxford dreams of teaching China's leader After educating a long list of political leaders in many different countries, Oxford University now wants to produce its first Chinese president, says the university's vice-chancellor. "At the moment, in Oxford, we have not educated a president or premier of China, but I hope ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1592571/oxford-dreams-teaching-chinas-leader
  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    New education subsidy sending local students to mainland universities

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 04:03am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... results instead of sitting mainland public exams. Teresa Cheung Shuk-kau, deputy controller of the Student Financial Assistance Agency, said if the average monthly family income of the applicants ... by more than 50 per cent, the lower amount would be paid. The government has hired the Ministry of Education's branch in Hong Kong, the China Education Exchange Hong Kong Centre, to give out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1563670/new-education-subsidy-sending-local-students-mainland-universities
  5. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    'You bunch of bums!' Harbin teacher berates students for failing to buy Teachers' Day gift

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 05:52pm by James Griffiths

    ... Committee hadn't decided on a date to deliberate on the amendments to the Teachers' Law, the China News Service reported on Sunday.  ... a "bunch of bums" and hurled other insults at them for not getting her a present on the holiday, which occurs in China on September 10.  "How can I face the other teachers?" Feng ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1593121/you-bunch-bums-harbin-teacher-berates-students-failing-buy-her
  6. News - China - EDUCATION

    Tougher mainland scrutiny of foreign teachers after child sex scandal fears

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 01:32pm by Laura Zhou in Beijing laura.zhou@scmp.com

    ... Laura Zhou in Beijing laura.zhou@scmp.com Teachers in China face checks and need five years' experience after one foreign teacher had criminal record for child pornography and another was on the run from child-sex charges Beijing has issued new guidelines calling for stricter scrutiny of foreigners working in the capital – especially teachers from abroad – after child sex scandals ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1593018/tougher-mainland-scrutiny-foreign-teachers-after-child-sex-scandal-fears
  7. News - China - EDUCATION

    Shanghai kindergarten punished for playing Japanese war song at graduation

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 02:23pm by Kathy Gao

    ... conduct in China.  Recent tensions flared to a new high when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe infuriated China and other countries by visiting the Yasukuni Shrine in December, where convicted ... cadres and teachers’ political awareness. The Warship March, also known as the Gunkan March, was composed in 1897, and during the second world war was used prior to battle. China and Japan have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1590843/shanghai-kindergarten-punished-playing-japanese-war-song-graduation
  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Schools fear new classes won't last

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 03:51am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Policy to move cross-border children away from North District set to cause problems elsewhere Schools fear new classes won't last A government ... to provide 3,000 Primary One places for cross-border children. Almost 80 per cent were in Tuen Mun- with 10 new classes- and Yuen Long, with 17. Even in North District, schools have added seven ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584749/schools-fear-new-classes-wont-last
  9. News - China - EDUCATION

    Chinese students raise a stink after university orders them to take on janitor duties

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 04:38pm by Kathy Gao

    ... Chinese traits,” Zhou said in an interview with Shanghai-based news website thepaper.cn. However, students countered that they had come to the school to study, not to clean. Four days into the new ... A Chinese university’s new policy demanding that students clean their own dormitories – including toilets – has caused a backlash, as pupils complained they should be there purely to study. Students ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1588692/chinese-students-raise-stink-after-university-orders-them-take-janitor
  10. News - World - EDUCATION

    Chinese parents clash with striking Canadian teachers as school year fails to start

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:26pm by Ian Young

    ... lasted three months and has seen pupils in British Columbia go more than two weeks without classes since the new school year was due to have started. There were shoving and shouting matches between BCPF members and union supporters, before they were separated by police. In the hours after the ugly incident was shown on CBC news, websites associated with the BCPF went offline. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1593861/chinese-parents-clash-striking-canadian-teachers

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