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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Spend ESF subsidy on children with special needs, says foundation boss

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

    ... on special education' The government could strengthen education for children with special needs by reallocating the annual HK$283 million subsidy it will remove from the English Schools ... Sarah Roe is a purpose-built international school for children aged five to 19 with severe learning difficulties. Greer said Sarah Roe and other support centres had an average of 100 children ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1466520/reallocate-subsidy-improve-special-needs-schooling-esf-chief-says
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Music and art prove calming combination for autistic children

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

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Calming combination of music and art Seven children were in Jacqueline Nilsen's classroom. One was screaming, another rolled on the floor. Others jumped ... at the Children's Institute in Kennedy Town, a private school for children with special educational needs. In the class, autistic children paint to the beat of different kinds of music, from classical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1462705/music-and-art-prove-calming-combination-autistic-children
  3. 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

    ... Ada Lee and Lo Wei One per cent of pupils may be affected and they need more help to reach potential, say educators Autistic children 'held back by rigid system' A lack of support from the education system is preventing the city's autistic children from realising their full potential, experts and lawmakers say as they mark World Autism Day today. About one per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1462707/autistic-children-held-back-hong-kongs-rigid-education-system
  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

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

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

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com In the last of a three-part series on competition in Hong Kong's education system, some parents say that pushing children too hard doesn't work Positive parenting The phenomenon of overbearing parents pushing their children to the limit of their capabilities seems to be stamped in Hong Kong's DNA. While not an exclusively Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1460601/hong-kong-parents-say-pushing-children-too-hard-doesnt-work
  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong babies 'being sent to tutors at the age of 15 months'

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:30am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... spoiled by the helpers simply so they will not upset their employers. Kozyra also warned against parents agreeing to everything that their children want in order to compensate for the time ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Veteran teacher warns of pressure on children as parents ask for lessons for toddlers and older pupils take 12 or more tutorials a week Babies sent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1414388/hong-kong-parents-requesting-tutors-their-toddlers-says-author
  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Parents at ousted kindergarten reject offer of places at replacement

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... to help get their children places at other preschools, saying they want to stick with their original choice. Topkids International Preschool announced a week ago that it had lost its Sherwood ... of business, and warned of more problems next year, when the large number of children born in 2012, the auspicious Year of the Dragon, start preschool. Parents and teachers at Topkids will today ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1481066/parents-ousted-kindergarten-reject-offer-places-replacement
  7. News - China - EDUCATION

    Kung fu lessons on timetable in Jiangsu province

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:18am by Mimi Lau

    ... The provincial government in Jiangsu has made kung fu compulsory at primary and middle schools to try to improve children's health and fitness. Some critics have said schools will find it hard ... that their children may get injured once they take up kung fu. A Jiangsu education official told the Modern Express newspaper that there were virtually no full-time martial arts teachers in secondary schools. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1481379/kung-fu-lessons-timetable-jiangsu-province
  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Parents stage sit-in to save ousted Tin Shui Wai kindergarten

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 05:12am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Plea to government to save Tin Shui Wai kindergarten, although rival that will take over campus promises to admit all the children Preschool parents' ... kindergarten in the private housing estate, but it is not clear how much Zenith has agreed to pay for the premises. Yesterday, Zenith announced it would offer places to all of the affected children ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1469769/parents-stage-sit-save-ousted-tin-shui-wai-kindergarten
  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF boss hoping to build bridges with the local education sector

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

    ... parents choose ESF schools not only because they provide education in English, but also because they want their children to have "a different educational experience from the one ... believes the ESF could offer some lessons in different ways to engage children in learning. It is also important to look beyond academic excellence and to equip children with important skills ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1466514/esf-boss-hoping-build-bridges-local-education-sector
  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Elite English-medium schools cut more Form One places for next academic year

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:40am by Johnny Tam, SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... to turn down requests by staff members and their family and friends who wanted to secure a spot in the schools for their children, he said. "After all, a smaller class would help teachers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1474418/elite-english-medium-schools-cut-more-form-one-places-next-academic

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