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  1. Secondary school pupils thrive in smaller classes, scholars advise minister

    Posted Sep 18th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... It's common sense that students in a crowded classroom... show less concentration.' The maximum class size in secondary schools is 34. The Professional Teachers' Union, which has ... need to do it in top-band schools as students in those schools have always performed well in big classes.' The union says a drop in the number of students by 97,600 across six forms ...

  2. First Chinese join Bolshoi training

    Posted Mar 12th 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Three Academy for Performing Arts students have been selected to be the first Chinese people to join the renowned Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Russia this autumn. But to raise the standard of performing arts amid the development of the West Kowloon Cultural ...

  3. Gold Mine

    Posted Jul 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China is on course to usurp the US at the top of the medals table. If it does, the sporting machine that produces all these medallists will come under unprecedented scrutiny. The vast pyramid has drawn criticism for uncompromising training practices and a ...

  4. Institute paves way for teacher training

    Posted Jan 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lizze Turner The Hong Kong Institute of Education provides training for graduate teachers already working in schools and for degree holders wanting to pursue a career in the profession. Four postgraduate diploma in education (PGDE) programmes are offered, ...

  5. Union protests at 'hidden' subsidy to Beijing loyalists

    Posted Jul 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on national education that have been rejected even by the education minister. The Professional Teachers' Union (PTU) said the Education Bureau was giving money to Beijing loyalists to make ... materials,' PTU leader Fung Wai-wah said. The union was commenting after it emerged that the National Education Services Centre, a company led by leftist Yeung Yiu-chung, printed materials praising ...

  6. Big differences in textbook bills found

    Posted Sep 16th 2010, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Because different schools choose different textbooks, the bills for parents vary. Some pay five times what others do, according to the Consumer Council. The average textbook spending this year per student is HK$2,091 for primary schools and HK$2,016 for s ...

  7. Parents face bigger textbook bill

    Posted Sep 17th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Parents of senior secondary one pupils under the new education structure have to pay more for textbooks, the Consumer Council says. The watchdog collected data from 49 primary and 41 secondary schools for its annual survey. The average textbook ex ...

  8. Call for primary-secondary gap in teachers' pay to be narrowed

    Posted Jun 29th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu The salary gap between primary and secondary school teachers should be narrowed to attract more talent to work in primary schools, an academic said yesterday. Lai Kwok-chan, the strategic and academic planning director at the Institute of Educ ...

  9. Teachers rally for small classes as closures loom

    Posted Sep 01st 2010, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Hong Kong's largest teaching union is mobilising teachers for a mass campaign for small classes, as secondary schools brace for closures next year, due to falling rolls. Leaders of the Professional Teachers' Union (PTU) marched to the Central Government Offices yesterday to deliver an open letter to Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen listing 12 demands ...

  10. Language policy under more fire

    Posted Jun 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Education groups have criticised the new medium-of-instruction policy as a political concession to please parents who treat Chinese-medium teaching as inferior and want more English teaching at schools. They said the new policy in effect rev ...




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