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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. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    Parents are snubbing top-rated local Hong Kong schools

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... level, and 23 per cent on the secondary level. With local families defined as those not holding any overseas passport (excluding a British National Overseas document), the numbers are likely ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, June 4, 2013

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... anxious it will be if a doctor or ambulance is delayed because of the traffic hold-up. Stubbs Road is a beautiful road surrounded by trees and views and is one of the favourite routes ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Early childhood education: by the same token

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... and all principals taking up their posts from 2009 were expected to hold relevant degrees. But kindergarten operators say the many restrictions under the scheme, particularly a cap on tuition, ... in full-day nurseries because family bonding time is important. But [not having whole-day care] stops mothers from holding full-time jobs." It's unfair to full-day operators that have higher ...

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    Cramming culture hurts students

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... with learning. Unfortunately, the Education Bureau holds the same view. This helps to exacerbate paranoia, which puts more pressure on children. I wonder if this is due to ignorance. I agree with radio ...




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