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  1. mail bag

    Posted Feb 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The legacy of Tung's reforms needs review Hong Kong has been beset by educational policy problems. Thousands teachers held a recent demonstration, accusing educational reform of imposing an increasing pressure and workload. Since Permanent Secretary for Education Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun made the dubious comment about two teachers who committed suicide opposition ...

  2. Teachers unsure of ability to implement reforms

    Posted Aug 20th 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem Time constraints and work pressures leave educators at sea Fewer than half of the city's secondary school teachers feel capable of implementing government education reforms ... demonstrated that while most teachers supported the overall direction of reforms, the government needed to provide more resources and strengthen communication with teachers. The survey asked 1,361 ...

  3. Patience brings rewards

    Posted Apr 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chuen Yiu Memorial College From the Editor Thank you for your letter, Natalie. I hope your experience showed you how difficult it is to be a teacher- and how grateful students should be to their own teachers. Teachers in Hong Kong have especially busy schedules- as well as planning their classes and marking your assignments, they have lots of other administrative work to do, and often ...

  4. Mail bag

    Posted Jun 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... been used, in the same week, at the English Schools Foundation's Bradbury School during an in-service teacher training session on performing arts in the primary school. This unique drama ... of the drama education movement. She has refined and developed this mode of teaching in ways that have caused the most experienced of drama teachers to question and reflect upon their work ...

  5. Easing teachers' stress

    Posted Jan 04th 2007, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... Joseph Cheng About 46 per cent of Hong Kong's teachers are working at stress levels they call 'high' or 'very high', according to a report released last month. It was produced by the Committee on Teachers' Work, set up almost one year ago to look into teachers' stress. The report cited five main causes of the high stress levels: changes and innovations ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE

    Ways for parents to communicate with their children's teachers

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... Anjali Hazari familypost@scmp.com Five new school year resolutions for parents to help teachers Being a parent who is also an educator has given me insight into how our behaviour ... or "I did not see my parents last night because I was in bed before they came home." You will always be your child's first teacher and most ardent supporter. So make it a habit ...

  7. Pressure on teachers to 'rig exam scores'

    Posted May 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Teachers at the city's biggest vocational training network are under pressure to rig exam scores and give test tips to boost overall pass rates, according to an education union. But the network's management insisted yesterday that the organisation had never told teachers to ensure a certain proportion of students passed. Professional ...

  8. Tips for learning a new language and communicating with teachers

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... school. With the increased amount and difficulty of classes and homework, how can I best keep informed about his performance and progress? Teachers like to share this sort of information, ... time to check on your child's progress. With the school year having just begun, the teachers' knowledge of your child's performance may be minimal. Moreover, depending ...

  9. Effort to improve the lot of teachers is welcome

    Posted Feb 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Much has been said about whether or not there is a need to reduce the workload of teachers. But the ongoing dispute between the government and the Professional Teachers' Union is more ... however, go a long way towards making teachers feel less anxious about the prospect of being sacked. The main thrust of the package was about saving jobs. Under four of the nine measures, 1,400 ...

  10. Mail bag

    Posted Feb 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... problems and manoeuvre the pace of reforms in a workable and realistic manner. As a veteran teacher, I wholeheartedly welcomed the education reforms at the very beginning. However, the reckless ... years, relentless initiatives keep on bombarding teachers, most copied from western models, which, to a large extent, are not applicable to the local school context and culture. Nevertheless, ...




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