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  1. Former teacher helped with land issues pre-1997

    Posted Jul 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com When she was asked to meet the chief Chinese representative to the Sino-British Land Commission, Sun Yanxing, in September 1985, Melinda Ko Shuen-hing had no idea what the organisation did. Ko, who was then working in the ...

  2. Teachers-to-be fear plans for 'brainwashing'

    Posted Jul 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com More than half of Hong Kong's future teachers believe that the government's proposed introduction of moral and national education ... and secondary schoolers and found that 43 per cent of interviewed parents support such a curriculum but, like the city's teachers-in-training, have little faith that the government can do it right, ...

  3. Teachers 'need vital training on rule of law'

    Posted Jun 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Liberal studies teachers need more specialised training to ensure the next generation values basic human rights such as the rule of law. That's the view of Hong Kong Institute of Education researcher Leung Yan-wing, who was shocked by the attitudes of liberal studies teachers revealed in his survey on basic freedoms. In the survey, more ...

  4. Teacher admits sex-abuse videos

    Posted May 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam and Clifford Lo A former Hong Kong teacher, who is facing charges of possessing child pornography, has admitted actively viewing and sharing hundreds of explicit images and videos ... arrest has also called into question the process for the vetting of teachers by Hong Kong schools, education officials and the recruitment agencies they use to hire staff. Stern was hired through ...

  5. Help sought on stressed teachers

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

    ... Nora Tong Eight education organisations will be invited to take part in an advisory group's search for answers to teacher stress. The Committee on Teachers' Work, formed last month after thousands of teachers protested against education reforms, announced the invitation list at its first official meeting yesterday. The organisations will be asked to nominate one ...

  6. Proficient teachers no guarantee of English learning

    Posted May 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The recent benchmark test for English-language teachers may mark the end of a debate. In the coming semester, only qualified teachers will be able to teach English in our schools. In theory, teachers proficient in English should be able to nurture students who can speak and write it fluently. In practice, however, even qualified teachers at Chinese-medium schools will find ...

  7. Sabbaticals to solve surplus teacher problem

    Posted Jul 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... With hunger-striking teachers on its doorstep, the government must do more than mere jawboning. It's time for lateral thinking- and vertical action. Sitting untapped is a painless solution which will benefit everyone, surplus teachers included. All it takes is rejigging the 'sabbatical' concept. This is how it works: offer serving teachers the option of taking ...

  8. Don't touch ESF teachers' pay

    Posted Nov 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Audit Commission's report makes very clear that management of the English Schools Foundation needs to be fine-tuned. However, those ill-informed people who choose to question teachers' salaries should keep quiet until they understand the full picture. It is very simple. The ESF employs the best staff available from the UK and Australia. Each job that is advertised ...

  9. Learn with Ming

    Posted May 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Martin Donovan Tom Beckett is a teacher and the creator of the Ming the Minibus series of animated cartoons, books and toys. Ming came about as a way of making reading enjoyable and relevant to Hong Kong children and the books are provided free to teachers not only locally, but around the world. 'As a teacher who has been teaching reading in Hong Kong for the past eight ...

  10. Have your say

    Posted Apr 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Only true love can lead to happiness Dating has become a hot topic among my classmates recently. Have you ever thought about how to choose Mr Right? Some girls like to marry rich men, while others prefer handsome partners. My English teacher told us a fascinating story in class. It's about a couple who liked to exchange gifts at Christmas. One day, the wife sold her long ...




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