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  1. Comment - Letters

    Islands hold key to education crisis

    Posted Apr 27th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Building schools on outlying islands can fix education woes Hong Kong is facing a crisis in primary education. No other topic has the ability to turn the faces of Hongkongers red with frustration and anxiety like education. The pain points are clear and t ...

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    DSS holds key to English study places

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by DION CHEN

    ... DSS schools can fill English study shortfall for expats and locals It has been reported in your newspaper recently that there is a shortage, in the thousands, of primary and secondary school places for the children of expatriate families in Hong Kong. Whi ...

  3. Integrative thinking holds key to leadership ability

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Linda Yeung With all the talk about innovation, a top business school has taken a step forward by making integrative thinking a core subject for its first-year MBA students. The University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, which has under it ...

  4. 'Hold off' on national education for one year

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com A former member of a government ad-hoc group that helped formulate the national-education policy has urged a one-year suspension on plans to introduce the subject. Primary school principal Cheung Yung-pong said the gover ...

  5. Holding children back a year can do more harm than good

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Julie McGuire familypost@scmp.com My son is one of the youngest in his Year Six class. He is doing quite well academically, but his teacher says he sometimes finds it hard to concentrate for long periods. He is very immature and finds it impossible to loo ...

  6. ESF funding talks may be on hold until end of year

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com The Education Bureau says discussions on funding for the English Schools Foundation (ESF) could be delayed until the end of the year. The bureau confirmed that officials would report to the Legislative Council's edu ...

  7. Students may hold own vote on statue

    Posted Nov 25th 2010, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee If it does not hear from Chinese University officials soon, the university's student union may hold a referendum without their co-operation on a permanent site for the new ... not belong only to the university but to all Hong Kong citizens,' he said. Lai said the union wished to hold the referendum together with the university, so that teachers and other staff ...

  8. Universities told to hold canteen prices down

    Posted Nov 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Beijing education authorities have given strict orders to universities to keep a lid on canteen food prices despite rising costs. The Beijing Education Commission, which oversees more than 30 universities in the capital, said it had long ag ...

  9. Do women now hold up more than half the sky?

    Posted Aug 21st 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau In 1968, Mao Zedong famously declared that 'women hold up half the sky'. More than 40 years later, his call for equal treatment for women and an end to patriarchal ... their own unique challenges in today's fast-changing China. Let's not forget that men hold up half the sky too. ...

  10. Mankind's past holds key to knowing people

    Posted Jan 10th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... Study of human activities can be beneficial as it extends beyond ancient burial practices and mating rituals. Reports by Michael Taylor When people think of anthropology Margaret Mead and her seminal work, Coming of Age in Samoa, are among the first thing ...




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