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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 ...

  2. News - China

    Abandoned: Heartbreaking pictures of parents leaving their children in China’s notorious 'baby hatches'

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 09:24am by By staff reporter

    ... By staff reporter They are truly heartbreaking scenes. The moments of despair as parents cling to their children for one last time before abandoning them in China's so-called baby ... disease. Almost one in 10 died. After the doors closed Xu Jiu, director of the city’s welfare centre for children that runs the facility, was forced to warn parents that anyone abandoning ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How Hong Kong mainstream schools are failing children with autism

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:08am by TOBY MOUNTJOY

    ... Toby Mountjoy Toby Mountjoy says overburdened HK teachers lack time and resources Our mainstream schools are failing children with autism The most recent report from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention shows that one in 68 US children now has an autism spectrum disorder (one in every 42 boys; 1 in 189 girls). This alarming figure has made ASD the fastest growing ...

  4. 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 ...

  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

    ... 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 ...

  6. Spoil a child, mess with its maturity

    Posted May 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Spoiling toddlers can possibly defer their development, according to the authors of a local survey on toddler health. The survey by the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies of the Chinese University of Hong Kong revealed yesterday that 79 per cent of children who should be eating unaided are still fed by parents or domestic helpers. From April to May, 1,103 parents were ...

  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

    ... 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 ...

  8. Does sparing the rod spoil the child?

    Posted May 16th 2007, 12:00am by Benjamin Siu, Jocelyn Heng

    ... while teachers look on. All teachers can do is give verbal warnings. Parents are very protective of their children. They intervene if teachers punish them. This spoils the children ... Benjamin Siu, Jocelyn Heng Benjamin Siu, 17 St Joseph's College Yes. Corporal punishment has played a part in disciplining children for centuries. Canes used to be, and still ...

  9. Waisale Serevi warns that Fiji will use Children's Sunday as extra motivation

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 12:07am by John Carney

    ... John Carney Legendary player believes team, fresh from Tokyo triumph, will use day as 'extra motivation' on pitch Fired up Fiji ready to win on Children's Sunday, says ... be for the children of Fiji. "This weekend is Children's Sunday in Fiji. The boys will want to win to dedicate the title to all the children there. For this reason they will want to win more in Hong ...

  10. News - World - SWEDEN

    Malaysian couple in Stockholm jailed for hitting children

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 01:31am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sweden Malaysian couple jailed for beating children A Malaysian couple were jailed yesterday by a Stockholm court for beating their children in a case that has ... respectively for hitting their four children- aged seven to 14- with a bamboo stick, a clothes hanger and their hands. They denied the charges. But the court rejected the defence's claim ...




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