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  1. News - Hong Kong - NATIONAL EDUCATION

    Beijing-friendly Macau sees no need for national education

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... in their curriculums," he said. "At pro-Beijing schools, national education elements are infused in all other subjects." Daniel Lee Ion-kei, a secondary school teacher for 15 years, supports national ... in the enclave say. Macau's Education and Youth Affairs Bureau says schools have full discretion in the course outlines and textbooks they use. Moral and civic education, which may be the closest ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - NATIONAL EDUCATION

    First national education classes taught at Tai Kok Tsui primary school

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com School tips hat to its first national education class Four different-coloured hats were used to help pupils at a Tai Kok Tsui primary school grasp their first lessons in moral and national education yesterday while opponents of the controversial curriculum continued to demand that it be scrapped. Fresh Fish Traders' School headmaster Leung ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - NATIONAL EDUCATION

    Education Bureau orders 'black watch' on protest teachers

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 01:28pm by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan As protests against national education gathered steam in recent days, the Education Bureau ordered government school headmasters to watch their teachers’ support for the campaign, a union leader said on Friday. The chairman of the Union of Government School Teachers, Wong Hon-kam, said the bureau has sent two such orders to schools. Late last month it asked ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - NATIONAL EDUCATION

    National Education advice for parents

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 03:23pm by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan For parents seeking primary schools that will not teach national education to their children, help may be at hand in the form of screening tips drawn up by a parents’ concern ... But the group is still worried that the biased elements may appear in other subjects, such as general studies and life education. The group’s suggestions for parents include: asking schools to show ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - NATIONAL EDUCATION

    National education curriculum guide to drop references to 'modern China'

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong, LO WEI

    ... The announcement came two days after Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying scrapped the three-year deadline for implementing the controversial subject, amid loud public protests. He said that schools would ... education led to street rallies, protests outside schools that planned to adopt the subject and a massive sit-in outside the government headquarters in Admiralty. It created a major crisis ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - NATIONAL EDUCATION

    Protest against national education to end after government climbdown

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau, Amy Nip, Adrian Wan

    ... hour u-turn on education Protesters who have besieged government headquarters for 10 days in opposition to the teaching of national education in Hong Kong schools called off their action early today – hours after Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying announced, on election eve, that schools would no longer be required to teach the subject. Leung said the government had scrapped its ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - NATIONAL EDUCATION

    Anna Wu chose her words on national education carefully

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... a different word - "withdrawing" the school subject - could not be used because it would effectively stop schools from teaching the lesson. "To me, that would not be consistent with the autonomy given to schools or the concept of academic freedom," she said. "It was important to choose a term familiar to the Civil Alliance Against National Education - hence the choice ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - NATIONAL EDUCATION

    Anti-national education class strike gets support of university authorities

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:00am by JOLIE HO, Kristie Wong, JOHNNIE TAM

    ... education curriculum. The chief executive responded on Saturday to massive protests by giving schools discretion to choose whether or not to teach the subject. But Johnson Yeung Ching-yin, president ... "We think that [Leung's move] is a fake withdrawal and fake concession … they are trying to divert anti-national education [sentiment] from the government to the schools," said ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - NATIONAL EDUCATION

    Scholarism hunger striker tells Hong Kong to fight national education

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by JENNIFER NGO AND ADA LEE

    ... a full week of school on Friday he did not show it. Kaiser was ready for another night at the rally, excited to be back at "Civic Square" outside the government's headquarters ... at a leftist school, where "we didn't have Christmas, but celebrated Mao's birthday instead". So, was he exposed to a degree of brainwashing himself? "No, I am a special ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - NATIONAL EDUCATION

    Leung to give 'cautious consideration' to scrapping national education

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by DENNISH CHONG, Johnny Tam

    ... or cancelling the three-year initiation period, the so called deadline [for schools to implement the subject]," he said. He also suggested to protest leaders a "one year cooling-off ... Hong Kong people to dress in black today to express their opposition. The campaign has spread from schools to the wider community, with university students and scholars calling for a city-wide ...




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