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  1. English tests for trainee teachers

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com The Institute of Education, which specialises in training teachers, is fighting back against the declining level of English literacy by making all ... a university, hopes making future teachers take the exam will change their perception of learning English. Its senior management say the HKIEd is a pioneer among the city's higher-education ...

  2. Torture 'acceptable' to many teachers

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Many of Hong Kong's liberal studies teachers find the use of torture acceptable in police investigations and believe social stability should come before individual liberties, according to a survey result described as shocking by a teachers' union. The survey, conducted by the Hong Kong Institute of Education and sponsored ...

  3. Ombudsman probes job-finding scheme for teachers

    Posted Nov 15th 2003, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo The ombudsman is investigating a government programme to help jobless teachers find work. About 540 primary teachers lost their jobs this summer for a variety of reasons, ... Tai Yuen-ying said concerns had been raised about the fairness and competence of the Education and Manpower Bureau. Because retrenched teachers are considered first for any jobs, new teaching ...

  4. Boosting the learning curve

    Posted Jun 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... teachers boost their qualifications. The EdD programme is aimed at experienced educators and professionals in education settings wishing to extend their expertise in specialised areas, ...

  5. Experts to visit for teachers' summit

    Posted Nov 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau A creative arts education summit will be held at the Hong Kong Institute of Education from Tuesday to Saturday. Academics and experts from around the world will discuss teaching practices in creative arts education current trends and future developments. Workshops aimed at music, visual arts and physical education teachers will also be held, as well as interactive events ...

  6. 'Stupid teachers' claim 'manufactured for media'

    Posted Apr 18th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch, Polly Hui

    ... The claim that former permanent secretary for education and manpower Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun said Hong Kong teachers were 'all so stupid' was a manufactured story designed ... of Education, Bernard Luk Hung-kay, of manufacturing his claim that Mrs Law criticised Hong Kong teachers when he met her at an official cocktail lunch in Canada in 2000. Professor Luk denied ...

  7. Inquiry into future of teacher training needed

    Posted Jun 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Education. However, the exposure to public scrutiny of powerful conflicting views on how we should train our teachers can be seen as a positive. It is now time for the community to take a close look at the future of teacher education in Hong Kong- the underlying cause of the tension between the government and HKIEd officials that led to the allegations. A shift in the government's attitude ...

  8. Teachers' burn-out must stop: HKIEd

    Posted Feb 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Hong Kong Institute of Education told a seminar this week. 'Our education reform is now at a bottleneck, with teachers' workload too heavy because of large class sizes,' said ... principals and teachers. He attributed the 'bottleneck' to school assessments and measures to introduce accountability to schools under the education reform in the last eight years. He said ...

  9. HKIEd president to update students, teachers

    Posted Feb 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit Hong Kong Institute of Education president Anthony Cheung Bing-leung will hold his first forum next week since taking over the helm at the Tai Po institute in January. Professor Cheung is expected to give students and teachers at HKIEd an update on Wednesday on the institute's bid for university status and other developments. Also taking part ...

  10. Reforms blamed for stress in teachers

    Posted Dec 09th 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong Educators and legislators have urged the government to tackle the root of teacher stress- education reform- ahead of the release of the final report by a commission studying the sources of teacher strain. A commission appointed by the government to look into stress issues is likely to release its final report before Christmas. Education legislator and head ...




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