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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. Schools fall short of language teachers

    Posted Sep 24th 2005, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem Problems worst for English and Chinese professionals and blamed on spate of early retirements A shortage of qualified and experienced teachers is causing difficulties for secondary schools seeking to fill vacancies, principals say. The talent gap is most marked among teachers of English and Chinese and is thought to have been caused by a flurry of early retirements ...

  7. '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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  10. Language teachers get extra funds for training

    Posted Sep 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem Further $300m for development grant scheme will help meet high demand Teachers and academics have welcomed the decision to dramatically increase the resources of a government scheme of financial incentives for language teachers to upgrade their teaching skills. The Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (Scolar) announced this week that it had allocated ...




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