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  1. What's your favourite subject at school and why?

    Posted Aug 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dimple Motwani, 14 French, because I like to learn languages. Also, my French teacher is nice, kind and makes the lessons fun and interesting. The language only sounds nice when it's spoken accurately and fluently, which she does well. Gordon Tsui, 17 English! It goes without saying that English is my favourite school subject. The reason I like it is because it's simple ...

  2. Teachers demand protection from avalanche of parental lawsuits

    Posted Feb 08th 2005, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur Many of our members are too traumatised and frightened to go to school, union leader claims Teachers are demanding a law protecting them from legal suits brought by parents angered by disciplinary action against their children and by alleged negligence. 'Parents are suing teachers almost daily,' said Lok Yim Pheng, secretary-general ...

  3. Early retirement plan for teachers to be launched

    Posted Jun 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.35pm: The government was planning to launch an early retirement scheme for secondary school teachers after 2006, local radio reported on Monday. At a Legislative Council meeting on Monday, Education and Manpower Bureau deputy secretary Cheng Yan-chee revealed the government would launch the scheme from 2006 to 2008 to encourage secondary school teachers ...

  4. Pay incentive urged for native English-speaking teachers

    Posted Jul 12th 2005, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Legislators have told education chiefs to come up with proposals for improving the pay package for native English-speaking teachers to address a recruitment crisis. But they stopped short of calling on the government to take immediate steps to raise their special allowance, as the Native English Speaking Teachers' Association (Nesta) is demanding. A delegation ...

  5. CityU to hold update course for secondary school teachers

    Posted May 25th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... LILIAN GOH To help secondary school teachers keep up with changes in the education system, City University (CityU) will conduct the Teachers Update Course (TUC) 2005 on campus from June ... recently undergone structural reforms that affect senior secondary and tertiary education. The programme aims to provide up-to-date information and skills to help teachers cope with changes ...

  6. Professionalism of teachers sets tone for success

    Posted Mar 05th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier The teachers at Jakomaki Comprehensive School in the suburbs of Helsinki have lofty ideals. Education, said Anu Tanzi-Albi, who teaches Finnish, was about passing ... know how to do it so our students can take them further,' she said. She and her fellow teachers spoke of the strong sense of collegiality in their staff room. Paivi Viren, vice-principal ...

  7. Teachers to quit if Tai O school has to drop class

    Posted Apr 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Teachers at a Tai O secondary school have pledged unanimously to resign if the Education and Manpower Bureau goes ahead with a plan to cut one of its two Form One classes in the next academic year. Teachers at Buddhist Fat Ho Memorial College have given the bureau until the end of May to resolve the dispute. The school learned this week that only one of its two Form ...

  8. Anger and frustration at having to work throughout the year without respite

    Posted Jul 16th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam One primary school teacher in Lam Tin is furious at the demands being placed on teachers in his school. 'My boss asks teachers to go into the school during summer just to read documents from the EMB aloud during staff meetings. Documents are assigned to teachers by subject, and each will be called to read their part,' he said. His colleagues had been told ...

  9. Breath of fresh air tops rigid conformity

    Posted Oct 01st 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier Education Editor There is nothing like a bit of passion in teaching. Children love it when teachers burst with energy, creative skill and dogged determination that they should do their best. Hong Kong hopefully has many such teachers. But today it has one less because Pamela Young, one of the most infamous 'teacher activists', last night flew off ...

  10. Union rejects proposal for 40 students in a class

    Posted May 21st 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier, May Chan

    ... Katherine Forestier and May Chan The Professional Teachers' Union has condemned the government's plan for 40 students per class in the new senior secondary structure ... it will be hard for classes, students and teachers to have the interaction suggested in the new curriculum.' Tso Kai-lok, chairman of concern group Education Convergence, said he was disappointed. ...




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