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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Programme lets students meet poverty face-to-face

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng teddy.ng@scmp.com Students meeting poverty face to face When a primary school pupil in a poor family has trouble with his homework, Grace Huang Kwai-fong is ready with her mobile ... the living conditions of others." The programme aims to get participants personally involved - a counter to the Hong Kong tendency to throw money at poverty problems and then forget about them. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1322305/programme-lets-students-meet-poverty-face-face
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Plans for ethnic minority pupils to get new Chinese-language curriculum

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 04:14am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Kong society, living for generations in poverty. This would be the first time the government has promised to put in place resources and a curriculum framework to help children struggling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1400110/plans-ethnic-minority-pupils-get-new-chinese-language-curriculum
  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong Unison threatens court action on racially segregated schools

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... depending on input from the Poverty Commission and the UN Children's Rights Convention, and government action in the next few months, Kapai said. "The law is very clear - it's action, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1311825/hong-kong-unison-threatens-court-action-racially-segregated-schools
  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Principal with a vision to level pupils' playing field

    Posted Sep 20th 2013, 12:00am by Olivia Rosenman

    ... is the pioneer of an approach to counter the city's "unhealthy school culture", in which he says systemic problems sustain a cycle of intergenerational poverty and inequality. It's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1313201/principal-vision-level-pupils-playing-field
  5. News - China - EDUCATION

    Time-honoured Teacher's Day practice giving more parents pause

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... at the time of Confucius. The tradition of gift-giving harks back to times when teachers had unreliable incomes or lived in poverty. Many educators could not survive without gifts from pupils ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1307946/time-honoured-teachers-day-practice-giving-more-parents-pause
  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Rich grab more university places, study finds

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man, Dennis Chong

    ... in education. Chou faulted the government's previous approach to tackling poverty. "In the past, it was always thought that if you improved the economic situation overall, if you invested ... you make the pie bigger, you increase the number of spaces, but it's the wealthy who benefit more," he said. "We need to help those in poverty so that their opportunities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1140521/rich-grab-more-university-places-study-finds
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Ethnic minority pupils 'being set up to fail'

    Posted Jul 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... geared towards non-native Chinese speakers, they are being condemned to menial jobs, continuing poverty and even crime, according to the groups. Chinese teacher Chung Lai-ming says she ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1276991/ethnic-minority-pupils-being-set-fail
  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    South Asian students thwarted by lack of Chinese-language skills

    Posted May 06th 2013, 10:33am by Linda Yeung

    ... The current system is not just and is creating poverty Stephen Fisher, Director-general, Oxfam Hong Kong At present, the teaching of Chinese varies among designated schools owing to limited resources, ... Wong and others have warned about lingering inter-generational poverty among South Asians and resulting social problems if there is no remedy to the situation. Some Indian women dropouts, she ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1231278/lost-words
  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    College to put focus on poor, say Jesuits

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... lives". DeGioia said courses in philosophy, theology, literature and history "can enable us to understand our humanity at its deepest level" by tackling complex issues such as poverty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1139608/college-put-focus-poor-say-jesuits
  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Levelling the tutorial playing field for pupils struggling to pay for studies

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... a student in their district requests help with the subject in which they specialise. "Helping children enter university is a way to help families break out of inter-generational poverty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1197217/levelling-tutorial-playing-field-pupils-struggling-pay

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