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  1. No place for expat Teachers' son

    Posted Dec 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com The shortage of international school places has forced a native English-speaking teacher to home school her son for the past two years. American Jessica Kuwata arrived in Hong Kong with her husband and her then four-year-old son two years ago under the government's native-speaking English teacher (NET) scheme to improve English learning ...

  2. New threat to jobs as pupil numbers fall

    Posted Aug 30th 2003, 12:00am by Linda Yeung, Polly Hui

    ... of further redundancies among teachers and renewed calls for smaller classes. Just 60,000 Primary One pupils will start school on Monday, down 11 per cent from the record high of 67,483 ... students stood at 78,000. Hundreds of primary teachers were made redundant before the summer due to the shrinking school population, triggering protests from members of the traditionally secure ...

  3. 900 English teachers denied pay rise

    Posted Aug 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung About 900 native-English-speaking teachers employed under NET schemes will get no pay rise in the new school year because of the poor economy. The Education Bureau told Legco yesterday a deal had been reached last month with the teachers' association, which said it was an unsuitable time to review pay. The NET teachers are paid on par with locals but get a monthly ...

  4. Teachers with passion for education wanted

    Posted Apr 12th 2008, 12:00am by Ed Olivo

    ... teachers for the next academic year, specifically individual needs teachers, Putonghua-language teachers, and combined teaching roles that complement existing subjects, such as Spanish/French and Maths/Physics. It will recruit about the same number of teachers as it did last year, roughly 100. Keith Tucker, human resources director at ESF, said it was looking for candidates with a profound ...

  5. 'Bullish' teachers to oppose 10pc pay cut

    Posted Sep 17th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier English Schools Foundation teachers are vowing to fight plans to cut the foundation's staff payroll by 10 per cent. The Association of Professional Teachers ... of teachers leaving. But added it could be good for the foundation. 'We don't want to lose teachers but a healthy turnover is a good thing for the system,' she said. Seventy eight per ...

  6. Stress-relief plan 'fails our teachers'

    Posted Feb 28th 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... by the education minister to relieve teacher stress. The Professional Teachers' Union said Secretary for Education and Manpower Arthur Li Kwok-cheung had failed to address problems associated with education reforms, including the policy of school closures. While welcoming the increase in the number of teachers being hired on a permanent basis, the union's president, legislator Cheung ...

  7. Teacher discrimination

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Race is just another tool in the hands of snobs, of which we have many. The latest mutant form of racism unexpectedly feeds off the native English-speaking teacher (NET) scheme. Sadly, ... Chinese, have no compunction in rejecting a 'yellow-skinned' teacher, despite his meeting all NET requirements. Bucking the trend, interestingly, are international schools which wisely ...

  8. Teachers unhappy with Law response to stress measures

    Posted Feb 18th 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Teacher and principal representatives are dissatisfied with the Permanent Secretary for Education and Manpower's response to teachers' suggestions for relieving their stress, ... month. In a statement posted on the Education and Manpower Bureau's website after the final meeting this week, Mrs Law attributed teacher stress to four sources: society, education policies, ...

  9. Teachers fail to make the grade in language tests

    Posted Dec 19th 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Nearly 70 per cent of the 1,930 teachers who sat the latest English benchmark test failed the writing paper. The results underscore concerns about the standard of language education in Hong Kong. The English-language teachers also fared worse in the listening and speaking part of the latest test, held in September, than those who took the last test in March. ...

  10. ESF begins teacher recruitment drive

    Posted Jan 27th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... will be the second cohort of teachers to be employed after salaries were cut by 5 per cent last year, following a remuneration review. The ESF has also advertised the position of director of education. ... educational policy. The advertisement for teaching vacancies states that a typical package would include a basic annual salary of up to HK$591,780. Prior to the cuts, teachers could earn a basic ...




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