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  1. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, February 18, 2013

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Chun-ying promised to set up a special committee on standard working hours to figure out the way forward. I accept that the government needs to carefully consider the implications and any demands for a swift decision are unrealistic. However, I still hope we will see standard working hours legislation introduced. It can help restore public trust in the government. Stanley Ip, Tseung Kwan ...

  2. An hour a day keeps illiteracy at bay

    Posted Jul 12th 2003, 12:00am by Paul McGuire

    ... (NLS) introduced into English primary schools in 1998. Hong Kong is not alone in being concerned about declining literacy standards, real or otherwise. In England, the NLS was developed ... to lift standards of reading, writing, spelling and grammar. Warner and Ellis were invited to Hong Kong earlier this year by the British Council to spread the word about the strategy. ...

  3. Church calls for cap on work hours

    Posted Oct 20th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... parents of primary school pupils also found that 56.7 per cent worked at least 48 hours a week. The Church of the United Brethren in Christ, which carried out the survey from May to June, called for a cap on working hours and more initiatives to encourage firms to implement a five-day week. ...

  4. Shortage of medics means intern doctors work ridiculous hours

    Posted Mar 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ('Hospital admits mixing up blood samples', March 11). How can we hope that an intern doctor who works 90 to 100 hours a week will be able to function properly? Would you expect similar working ... with several problems at the same time, for extended periods. Sometimes an intern has to work 36 hours non-stop, with perhaps only one or two hours of rest. It is shameful that these people should have ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE

    Projects beneficial despite the extra work

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by DR TERRY LAM

    ... Dr Terry Lam familypost@scmp.com Projects beneficial despite the extra work My daughter is in secondary school. Besides lots of homework, she also has to do projects for various subjects. It is all so time-consuming that she has to work late into the evening on school nights. Sometimes, I have to help her finish them at midnight. I don't see why Hong Kong's education system ...

  6. ESF teachers boycott after-hours work in pay dispute

    Posted Apr 01st 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... so. Trips already planned and paid for would go ahead. The union has been studying the amount of work teachers are doing following a 9.2 per cent cut in pay and benefits imposed last year. ...

  7. Policy has a big part to play in problem of 'unruly' children

    Posted Feb 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... cared for by foreign domestic helpers are likely to be spoiled by excessive care, due to the worker's vulnerable position. Finally, Hong Kong parents have among the longest working hours- in 2008, about 50 hours per week, and the government is reluctant to legislate maximum working hours. Parents are stressed and exhausted, yet forced to impose loads of heavy homework ...

  8. Working hours for medical interns are excessive, say senior doctors

    Posted Nov 21st 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Senior doctors are demanding a review of training for medical interns in Hong Kong, including shorter working hours, after new research showed exhaustion increases the chance of serious diagnostic errors by more than five times. The issue is of particular concern in Hong Kong because trainee doctors have to work an average of more than 80 hours a week, according to Tony ...

  9. Exams results usher in new era

    Posted Aug 04th 2010, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... students to supplement the NSS curriculum. Targeting students who aspire to pursue an alternative NSS curriculum, these courses encompass work-based learning programmes in areas such as tourism ... Education in Tertiary Institutions (FCE). Courses are vocationally oriented and interactive. The Project Yi Jin programme consists of 600 contact hours, including 420 for seven core modules- ...

  10. Chinese children 'learn good study habits at home'

    Posted Sep 20th 2008, 12:00am by Geoffrey Maslen

    ... The researchers' report says that 56 per cent of the Chinese pupils spent more than an hour a night on homework, compared with 24 per cent of Anglo children and 35 per cent of those from the Pacific ... says. 'The majority of Chinese students completed their work at a desk in their bedroom or a study, or another space set aside for this purpose, which was not the case with the Pacific ...




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