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  1. Teacher sparks outcry with Mao comments

    Posted May 07th 2010, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... Priscilla Jiao Celebrated history teacher Yuan Tengfei has sparked an online uproar with controversial comments on Chinese history and late leader Mao Zedong. Yuan triggered the outcry ... Otherwise, he will take it to the court, a statement on his website said. Yuan, a Beijing Jinghua School history teacher, rose to prominence as a popular teacher when he taught The Vicissitudes ...

  2. Teachers fear classical tragedy is on the books

    Posted Nov 26th 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... from 2,000 literary works and teach as many pieces as they could, teachers would be asked to choose from 40 pieces assigned by the ministry. Ko Ching-ming, professor of Chinese literature ... politicians, who called it another move by Chen Shui-bian's government to push for de facto independence. Some teachers also said the move was improper and expressed concern that it would further ...

  3. Mailbag

    Posted Jan 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bureau's new plans for strengthening the NET scheme a timely move The Education Bureau's plan to evaluate relationships between native-English teachers (NETs) and local ... in their own country. The major problem is the untrained, not the much smaller group sans TESL/ TEFL. These awards, originally specialties for trained teachers, provide scant training. Course duration ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    Class Action: Curriculum evolves for a brave new world

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by Julie Mcguire

    ... and named as you describe. However, this does not mean that teachers cannot differentiate between significant categories of learning such as geography and history, even though they are integrated. ... student-driven and teachers guide rather than spoon feed. Pupils have some flexibility to lead their own inquiries by asking innovative questions and researching areas of interest. Skills are no longer ...

  5. Get ready for results

    Posted Jul 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on preparing for results day. Teachers and counsellors from the Hong Kong Association of Careers Masters and Guidance Masters and the Hong Kong Family Welfare Society will also answer live questions ...

  6. Letters

    Posted May 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teachers do want smaller classes I am writing in response to Tiffany Lee's letter ('No need to have smaller classes', April 24). She asserts that Hong Kong's school ... burden on teachers. How? The Native English Speaking Teachers' Association (Nesta) joined forces with the Professional Teachers' Union in Hong Kong to lobby the Education Bureau ...

  7. A passion for performance

    Posted Jul 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... with encouragement, young people can excel. 'I remembered my music teacher barking at me to stop singing because it made her ears bleed, and my dance teacher said I danced like a baby elephant, ...

  8. Broader study of class size might tell us more

    Posted Feb 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's declining birth rate means some school districts face the phenomenon of surplus teachers. They face losing their jobs because there are fewer pupils to teach than ... the highest in the developed world. The argument is that the move would simultaneously absorb the extra teachers and improve the quality of education. The government has been reluctant to pursue ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Jun 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tze-yin, Hung Hom Bilingual teachers are effective I do not study in an English school, however, I have had the opportunity to learn the language. We only have one native English-speaking teacher (NET) and I seldom talk to him. I do think that bilingual teaching is an effective way for Hong Kong pupils to learn the language. These teachers illustrate examples and tell us the mistakes we ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 14, 2012

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... lessons in driving and need to learn to be courteous and considerate. L.M.S. Valerio, Tin Hau Some native teachers out of touch The discussion about whether native English-speaking teachers (NETs) ... of national education say that it is already covered in the school curriculum in liberal and in general studies. They also argue that it will put additional pressure on students and teachers ...




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