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  1. All Hong Kong children have right to expect equal support in their education

    Posted Jan 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in ESF fees. Now back to the present and the questions we should be asking. We should begin by acknowledging that every discussion about education should start with the children and what is best for them. Institutions, organisations, sponsoring bodies, teachers' unions and others will all come into it later; the children must come first. First up, why does any society educate its ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    Parents are snubbing top-rated local Hong Kong schools

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

    ... to be much higher. The minimum figure is around 12,000 children, but it could be at least double that if those with foreign passports are included. Those who are better off are sending their children overseas - more than 5,700 Hong Kong children are studying in British boarding schools. Parents are keen to ensure their children are well-placed to secure the best careers, so they are willing ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Many parents disappointed at school placings

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... children who will start primary education in September are allocated to schools of their first three choices, a 12-year low. Some parents who live in North district criticised the government for poor planning, as their children were assigned to schools in neighbouring Tai Po amid an influx of cross-border pupils. The government estimates that about 200 children living in the northern ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    We cannot afford to spurn economic dividend from inclusive education

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... since backtracked and promised to make such legislation a priority. He has also criticised the government for failing to meet the education needs of ethnic minority children in Hong Kong. ... of ethnic minority children in Hong Kong have not got the attention they deserve. It is good that Chow has promised to meet different concern groups to work out his plan of action. Education is key ...

  5. Selecting an appropriate school for your children

    Posted Sep 10th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... to select from for their children, including many offering the best of local and international education. In our guide, we have included fee-paying schools in the independent sector. Traditionally, ... other more traditional local private schools. International schools International schools come in many shapes. They give children access to major education systems around the world, including ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    John Tsang lacks budgetary vision for better education in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... Regina Ip Regina Ip says our financial secretary has missed another opportunity to invest in the city's future workforce by enabling children to enjoy quality learning at the earliest ... and their children graduate from the world's best universities. New entrants to the middle class struggle to buy or rent a decent home and put their children into the best local schools. The civil ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    ESF debate boils down to what's fair

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Mike Rowse

    ... Mike Rowse Mike Rowse says city must ensure equal access to education for its own ESF debate boils down to what's fair for all HK children Education Minister Eddie Ng Hak-kim ... for their children, the ESF has a long history of providing quality education, anyway many of the children are local." All these points have some validity but they can be overstated. Moreover, they miss ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Young fear lack of money will hold them back from middle-class dream

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... "The government may need to provide more resources to support the lower class. The whole education system may need to be revised." In the survey, about 75 per cent thought children ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    Troubled England has much to learn from HK's curriculum reforms

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... are radical, except they are heading in opposite directions. In Hong Kong, the aim has been to reduce rote learning and inspire children to think creatively and independently, and to learn how to learn ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don't deny students in need the benefits of small-class teaching

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 12:00am by PETER BLATCHFORD

    ... of the research evidence. Research I have conducted with my colleagues in Britain has shown some real benefits of class size reductions. We have shown that small classes are beneficial for young children ...




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