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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Care in the community

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong Universities are trying try to instil a sense of social responsibility in their students. Nora Tong learns about their experiences Care beyond the campus During the eight weeks ... before making it mandatory for all undergraduates from 2014-2015 onwards. "Higher education institutions have [a] responsibility to promote social and civic awareness and engagement among ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Tin Shui Wai kindergarten's ousting shows market failure, lobby group says

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:08am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... "Early childhood education is often seen by the government as a private-sector responsibility," Gail Yuen Wai-kwan, convenor of the Alliance on the Fight for 15-year Free Education, said ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF boss hoping to build bridges with the local education sector

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... between local, ESF and international schools. "We do feel a responsibility beyond just our own schools," Greer says. "We feel that we can really strengthen Hong Kong." Many ... individuals, successful learners, responsible citizens and effective contributors, says Greer. "That's what drives the curriculum." Greer's own five sons, aged 18 to 30, were all ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Rwandan student in Hong Kong eyes hopeful future on 20th anniversary of genocide

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 05:46am by Lana Lam

    ... came back when everything got into order," Numugabo said. "Everybody was affected somehow, in some way." Numugabo said young people bore the responsibility for Rwanda's ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Autistic children 'held back' by Hong Kong's rigid education system

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 03:35am by ADA LEE AND LO WEI

    ... cent of the world's population is estimated to be on the autistic spectrum- meaning they suffer one of a series of complex brain disorders causing difficulty in social interaction ... a path to university- especially if they spoke English. Parents seeking help for younger children- such as speech therapy- also face frustration. The Social Welfare Department provides training ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Music and art prove calming combination for autistic children

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

    ... the children's conditions improving, other activities at the school could also have contributed. Nilsen said she was impressed by improvements in the children's social skills. "I played Gangnam Style in class once. At the next class, a pupil asked for it," she said. "That's social. It's significant for them." Pupils usually start showing behavioural ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

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

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

    ... of seeing extremely brilliant profiles of children" he says. "They said they just want to educate normal children into responsible people. What they need to do is speak is out." ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF explores cost-cutting, profit-making measures to cope with loss of government subsidy

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

    ... recruitment procedures, centralising the purchase of materials and stationery, and outsourcing services such as IT, she said. "Technology and social media is having a big impact on our society ...

  9. News - China - EDUCATION

    Kindergarten drug scandal leads to calls for overhaul of regulations

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:51am by WU NAN

    ... and legal expert, said the regulations governing kindergartens were largely drafted in 1990 and responsibility for the supervision and welfare of nursery school pupils was split between ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

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

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

    ... away," said Au, 52, now head of the university's social work department. "It was so sudden." To those who knew her, Dr Chung Chi-yung, vice-president and principal of Shue Yan ... knew him told Chung his story, and she decided to let him study social work. Chung, a doctor of law and reportedly China's first female judge, was heading the social work department ...




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