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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    Teacher development policies need to be more ambitious

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 03:48pm by ROBIN CHEUNG

    ... Robin Cheung life@scmp.com Time to step it up on professional development The continuing professional development policies for teachers and principals have been in practice for more than a decade. They allow schools to enjoy three paid days for staff development each academic year. Teachers and principals also have to undertake professional development in three-year cycles, each one ...

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    Insight: IT a means to an educational end

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 10:29am by ROBIN CHEUNG

    ... use. Teachers, of course, are expected to learn faster than their charges. This can be challenging as most of them are less IT-adept than their students. Timely training or retraining is needed ... teachers' mindset and skill sets, communities of learning need to be set up on a district- or territory-wide basis. Teachers need to be shown how IT can be used. For example, there has been much ...

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    Insight: greater clarity needed about what professional qualifications mean

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 09:39am by Katherine Forestier

    ... examples. As qualifications grow, there will be a shortage of teachers with relevant work experience. Capacity is a major issue when there are greater rewards in business than teaching. ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    Don't lose sight of the goal when it comes to education reform

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:01pm by ROBIN CHEUNG

    ... and drilling are still the main modes of teaching and public exam results and university admissions remain the overarching goal. For curriculum reform to work as it should, teachers need to learn ... sustained changes to exam formats or the types of exam questions set can shift the mentality of teachers and their teaching to a more open-ended, multiperspective, application-sensitive mode. ...

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    Insight: Fresh strategies needed to handle classroom diversity

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 09:55am by ROBIN CHEUNG

    ... Robin Cheung Fresh strategies neededto handle diverse classes Catering for student diversity in the classroom is an increasingly important issue for teachers and principals these days. ... in the mainstream, with resource supports given to the schools admitting them. Such needs come in different shades, ranging from the more serious, such as autism, to those with physical handicaps. Teachers ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    Insight: school-based management brings opportunity and risk

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 10:15am by ROBIN CHEUNG

    ... sponsoring body, teacher, parent and alumni representatives, as well as an independent member from the community. The IMC's role is to dispense resources from the government properly, within ... of the decisions they make, especially in terms of their educational effects. Since the IMC's decisions can directly affect teachers' quality of life and the quality of the education ...

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    Insight: action needed to groom new generation of school principals

    Posted May 05th 2014, 09:42am by ROBIN CHEUNG

    ... by the government, as well as collaborative ones made with the profession, to tackle the problem. Recently, the government replaced the former advisory committee on teacher education and qualification with a committee on the professional development of teachers and principals. This indicates a concern for the development of leadership in our schools. School leadership should be viewed as a continuum, ...

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    Insight: Students need to broaden their knowledge of social issues

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 10:11am by Linda Yeung

    ... society. A less reported fact about the protests was that the students were backed by their teachers. Equally furious over the ruling Kuomintang's handling of the trade pact, many professors ... from their lessons. It was encouraging to see the moral support extended to the students, not the least of which came from their teachers. In late March, students in Hong Kong and dozens ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    Insight: university doesn't have to be the ultimate goal for students

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 09:49am by ROBIN CHEUNG

    ... there will be money for schools to engage extra hands so that teachers will have more time to help students with life and career planning, and second, the career guidance team within the Education Bureau ... materials and aptitude tests or other assessment tools also need to be made available for schools. Teachers in charge of such functions need training to learn about, say, multiple human ...

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    Insight: principal's letters are a masterclass in teaching

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 09:34am by Katherine Forestier

    ... and Advisory Committee on Teacher Education and Qualifications, and has been a prolific writer in the media. After retiring from his role as a principal, he embarked on a second career as a part-time ... writings in English and Chinese: 40 Years a Teacher: A Life in Learning. His purpose, he says, is to deepen the discourse on the education issues facing Hong Kong. The learning in the title of his ...




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