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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Lack of opportunities in Hong Kong creating a generation without hope

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 05:53pm by JANET PAU

    ... are overqualified for the jobs that are on offer but that are actually undesirable to them. Tertiary graduates are now about as likely to get jobs as those without post-secondary education. Those graduates ... people should also be encouraged to pursue post-secondary vocational programmes that prepare them for decent blue-collar jobs that support key industries, such as aviation, shipping ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, October 20, 2014

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:08am by LETTERS

    ... performance (specifically the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education) is discouraging creativity and limiting career choices. The results of studies done in the US using similar examinations given at the end of secondary school might be of interest. American studies show that secondary school exit examination scores are not related to more university attendance, increased student learning ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Monitor youths' mental health

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the majority of young adults are politically active; this is unlikely to be the case. The new curriculum of the Diploma of Secondary Education, introduced two years ago, should perhaps also ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, October 23, 2014

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 06:17am by LETTERS

    ... been complaints about the new senior secondary curriculum, with many people believing that it restricts the creativity of students. Critics say these youngsters are not given enough ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Policy changes needed to ensure people take priority over vehicles on streets

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:55am by LETTERS

    ... carpet along with some beanbags. As a result, people from the community gathered, played games, watched videos of secondary school students from nearby schools interview people in the community, ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Students' level of social awareness enhanced by liberal studies

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:45am by LETTERS

    ... Students' social awareness enhanced by liberal studies I wish to offer some thoughts on liberal studies as a core subject in the three-year senior secondary curriculum, in response ... the difference between those students who took the subject and those who did not. A general phenomenon is that students who took liberal studies in secondary school demonstrated a relatively higher level ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, October 16, 2014

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:50am by LETTERS

    ... teenagers took it upon themselves to collect recyclable waste in the occupied areas so that they were kept clean. They were shouldering their civic responsibility. Secondary students who got ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, October 13, 2014

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:34am by LETTERS

    ... are involved in the Occupy Central movement. The Diploma of Secondary Education curriculum has also helped raise their awareness, with the introduction of liberal studies. They have a deeper ... and this undermines some students' creativity. This has been made worse by the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) where it seems that all that matters is to get a degree. Students are told ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, October 11, 2014

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 04:08am by LETTERS

    ... up to their professional responsibilities and give guidance to students? I have been teaching liberal studies since the introduction of the Diploma of Secondary Education. I am passionate ... will be better equipped to develop their social perspectives and make sound judgments regarding local, national and global issues. Ivy Lau, head of liberal studies, Creative Secondary School   Pan-dems ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, October 3, 2014

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 03:11am by LETTERS

    ... to actively support the campaign. I have not joined it because my parents have expressed concern, but it is good that secondary school students are developing their own view and thinking critically about issues. As a secondary student and a Hongkonger, I fear for the city's future. We must stand up for universal suffrage, despite Beijing rejecting our pleas. When we see injustice, we ...




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