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  1. Tung agrees to meet hunger-strike teachers

    Posted Jul 04th 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui and Terence Leung Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa yesterday agreed to talk with union officials over the plight of surplus teachers, shortly before teachers began their second hunger strike in two weeks. A spokesman said Mr Tung would be happy to meet the union 'at an appropriate time' to discuss teachers' concerns, including training and their role ...

  2. Teachers back rebellion over school reform

    Posted Jul 03rd 2004, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Union chief warns bill will lead to management 'chaos' and deny sponsoring bodies control over important policies Teachers are to throw their weight behind growing opposition to the controversial school management reform bill after being warned it would lead to chaos. President of the Professional Teachers' Union (PTU) Cheung Man-kwong, a Democrat, won ...

  3. Teachers warn that size does count

    Posted Oct 09th 2004, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... according to academics and school heads at the Small Class Teaching and Education Reform Seminar, organised by the Hong Kong Institute of Education this week. More than 250 school heads and teachers ... it was difficult for teachers to offer an alternative approach to one-way lecturing if class sizes exceeded 32. His school, a popular English medium school in the district, received more than 390 Secondary ...

  4. Size does matter, but...

    Posted Oct 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... C. K. Lau Legislator Tsang Yok-sing was a secondary school teacher and principal for more than 20 years before he became a politician. In 2002, at a Legislative Council debate on reducing class sizes, he told of his experience of splitting a class of 40 students into two for English lessons. One group of students taught by teacher B came to see him, requesting ...

  5. 'Death jump better than pain of workload'

    Posted Jun 30th 2004, 12:00am by Felix Lo

    ... Felix Lo Stress of education reforms drove one woman to consider suicide The pressures placed on teachers by the government's education reforms were almost too much for Ms Chan. Two ... at school,' said Ms Chan, a primary school English teacher for more than 20 years. She was one of 2,004 teachers surveyed by the mood disorders centre of Chinese University's medical faculty. Ms ...

  6. Arthur Li to lead national identity parade to Beijing

    Posted Jul 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Linda Yeung, May Chan

    ... reforms. James Hon Lin-shan, a secondary school teacher and director of the Professional Teachers' Union organisation department, said efforts to promote national education had been ... their country.' It was part of civic education, which was weak in schools because of the lack of specialist teachers and teaching materials, he said. Mr Hon added the failure of new secondary school ...

  7. Jobless teachers set for protest march

    Posted Jul 22nd 2004, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Surplus teachers will protest on Saturday to demand more government help to find them jobs. The teachers, who are among 300 still without work after being laid off because of declining student numbers, will march from the Legislative Council to government headquarters. The protest follows 24-hour hunger strikes by more than 100 jobless teachers on the first two Saturdays ...

  8. Quality will suffer under salary scheme for teachers, union warns

    Posted Apr 24th 2004, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan The introduction of a new system of paying teachers would lead to a decline in teaching quality and force experienced staff members to quit, the Professional Teachers' Union warned yesterday. The Education and Manpower Bureau is reviewing the payment system for teachers at government and subsidised schools at the primary and secondary level. At present, ...

  9. Lawmakers approve early retirement plan for teachers

    Posted Feb 28th 2004, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan A $700 million early retirement scheme for surplus primary school teachers was approved by legislators yesterday. Permanent Secretary for Education and Manpower Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun said ex gratia payments would be provided to the 1,700 teachers expected to retire early in the next three years. They would receive one month's salary for every two years of service, ...

  10. Teachers unlikely to accept pay deal

    Posted Jan 17th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier ESF staff have been made a revised pay cut offer agreed by the foundation's executive committee last week. But teachers are unlikely to accept the deal, according to their union chairman. Staff still face a 4.42 per cent cut on their next contracts while new teachers will be recruited at rates 10 per cent lower than currently paid. But subsequent cuts of 3 per ...




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