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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Music and art prove calming combination for autistic children

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 03:35am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Calming combination of music and art Seven children were in Jacqueline Nilsen's classroom. One was screaming, another rolled on the floor. Others jumped around. Then the music started, and the atmosphere changed. The screaming, rolling and jumping gave way to colourful strokes of paint on paper. It was the Paint the Music class ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Only two years old and already an interview veteran

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 02:58am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Our third in a series of reports on the competition in Hong Kong's education system reveals the interview pressures facing two-year-olds Two years old and an interview veteran Jayden is two years old and has already attended eight interviews at different kindergartens. So far he has received seven offers, but his mother's favourite ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong parents say pushing children too hard doesn't work

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:14am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... her parents, she pursued her studies with more vigour. It took a year for her to catch up and she became the top pupil in her class from Form Four to Form Seven, her mother says. Now aged 26, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Should Hong Kong learn from Singapore in subsidising private preschools?

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 12:00pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... personalities are already formed by the age of seven, EtonHouse founder Ng Gim Choo said: "We believe it is important to provide a strong foundation in children's early years." She added ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Chinese medicine proponents urge watchdog to back Baptist University teaching hospital

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 01:20pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... clinic since he was diagnosed with cancer seven years ago and had chosen not to undergo chemotherapy. "I'm lucky to still be sitting here and I've got [the professors ...

  6. News - World - EDUCATION

    US SAT college entrance exam to make writing essay optional

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 09:17pm by NYT

    ... and the top score possible will be 1,600- as it had been for many decades. The present 2,400 point maximum began with the introduction of the essay seven years ago. The writing portion ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Asia's only spoken and sign language programme faces uncertain future in Kowloon

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 11:41am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... that teaches in both spoken and sign language is unsure whether it can continue the programme as its funding runs out. A seven-year project at the Kowloon Bay St John The Baptist Catholic Primary ... with the school in the seven-year “experiment” after deaf students were seen struggling with loneliness and lack of support in mainstream schools. The school set up all necessary support such as hiring ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Chung Chi-yung: tributes to 'selfless' principal of first private university

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 05:13am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Road, Happy Valley, in 1971. In 1977, the college acquired a seven-storey building on Monmouth Path, Wan Chai, to accommodate its growing number of students, pending the completion of its ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong babies 'being sent to tutors at the age of 15 months'

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:30am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... of the world, children may not be able to read at all. She cited Finland, where children do not start reading until the age of seven but develop into the best readers in the world. The love of reading, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Plan to set up Hong Kong’s first vet school fails to gain funding body's support

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 12:45pm by Johnny Tam and Lo Wei

    ... The seven-member task force, set up last year and comprising local and overseas experts, said this was enough. It gave a pets-to-vet ratio of about 1,200:1- much better than others, ...




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