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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Liberal studies teachers must beware danger of tying grades to politics

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by Kelly Yang

    ... Kelly Yang Kelly Yang says students now being graded on their ability to think critically must never be penalised for their political views Teacher's test Last week, a group of high ... the June 4 incident and the filibuster campaigns were key topics. I am ecstatic that students will get to discover about the world through politics, for there are few more interesting ways ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Political questions can give insight into young minds

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... and anxiety aside, this year's main exams had a little surprise. The liberal studies paper contained questions on politically controversial topics. Some teachers were jubilant when they unfolded ... theories aside, some also raised a pragmatic question as to whether pupils were equipped to provide a knowledgable answer to the problems. "Politics is never an easy subject," teacher ...

  3. Government must not allow politics to get in the way of a good education

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of political and grass-root groups. Even the outspoken union, one of the organisers of the march, seemed to have taken a back seat as students and parents who took their young children with them led ... of the teaching material onto its website so that the public can better understand the curriculum. He stressed that launching national education was not a political task of this administration, ...

  4. Did I merit my pay, ex-political assistant muses

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com When he became the youngest political assistant in then chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's administration in 2008, Paul Chan Chi-yuen asked ... it,' the former political assistant for food and health said. Chan was just 28 when he was one of nine political assistants hired as part of Tsang's effort to expand the political ...

  5. Our textbooks are politically biased

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... mindset. How can we learn to relate to the mainland if we are not allowed to know its political system, warts and all? Tommy Chan Chuen-hin, SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School From the Editor ...

  6. Political tomes fair game

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip and Johnny Tam The Hong Kong Book Fair is an echo of what is happening in society, according to many publishers and booksellers attending this year's event Wan Chai. Hongkongers turn to books to understand the issues dominating the newspaper ...

  7. Poll row academic denies political aim

    Posted Jan 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... results had not been politically motivated. Professor Zhao Xinshu has apologised for the negative impact the incident has had on the image of the university at which he works. But staff, students ... Ying-yen and Leung Chun-ying had narrowed. It was claimed the move misled the public and it aroused suspicion it was politically motivated. In a statement released in the midst of the forum, Zhao ...

  8. Politics is corroding Chinese love of learning

    Posted Dec 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... failed- and this trend is rising. So, what makes the idea of reading rank so highly yet, in reality, so few books are read? Politics. In China, a degree or diploma not only brings honour ... for bribery, was found to have bought a law degree in Beijing and proudly called himself a Peking University graduate. Politics influences education decisions at all levels. In late 2008, the Central ...

  9. Politics muddies the water for HKU

    Posted Nov 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... under another such cloud, politics seemingly being at the root. He has denied that this is the case, but it is difficult not to link the sorry circumstances surrounding the visit by Vice-Premier ... and fund-raiser as well as having great political savvy and diplomatic skills. Given the importance of mainland China to the growth and development of Hong Kong's tertiary education sector ...

  10. student politics

    Posted Jun 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... promotion campaign. 2 What does Oliver Liu Yi-zhou think is the reason for political indifference at local universities? a. The students simply think it is a waste of time. b. Parents discourage them from taking part in politics. c. Students are afraid they will be arrested if they say anything provocative. d. The rising number of mainland students at local universities. 3 According ...




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