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  1. Former Beijing teacher learns his political craft in the west

    Posted Oct 09th 2008, 12:00am by Wency Leung

    ... Wency Leung When he moved to Canada eight years ago, Chen Weiping, a former Beijing marketing teacher, found himself rising at 6am every day to clean office buildings and sweep parking lots, before rushing to his second job, operating a table saw at a factory in the Vancouver area. Life wasn't what he envisioned when he left China. 'I was dreaming for the freedom ...

  2. Education cuts will undermine workforce, teachers say

    Posted Nov 30th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy The quality of Hong Kong's workforce will be put at risk if the government presses ahead with its plans to cut the education budget, according to a teachers' union. The Hong Kong Professional Teachers' Union suggested that the cuts be avoided by dipping into the $3.8 billion Quality Education Fund- which was designed to fund special innovative projects ...

  3. Teachers defend role on ESF board

    Posted May 28th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier Staff presence on governing body a 'confluence', not conflict, of interests English Schools Foundation teachers have hit back at calls by parents for them to be excluded from the governance of the foundation. Teachers defended a role for themselves on the board of governors, which would replace the existing 132-member foundation under proposed reforms, ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Staff turn down latest proposal on pay cuts

    Posted Feb 18th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier Hopes of an immediate settlement to the English Schools Foundation's pay dispute were dashed yesterday after teachers narrowly rejected the latest pay cut proposal. The ESF's director of human resources, John Tustin, said the pay cut would be implemented when teachers signed new contracts. But management was ready to compromise on how future pay ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Dec 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Key roles Recent letters arguing that the native English-speaking teachers (NETs) scheme should be scrapped fail to understand why NETs are in Hong Kong. Mind you, one can't blame ... have three key roles: 1. Peer teaching. Working with local English teachers to share knowledge, methods and experience. 2. Curriculum adaptation. Teaching local teachers how to live without ...

  7. Schools reassure public over disgraced priest

    Posted Sep 19th 2008, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... or parents about him. Dennis Sewar, 57, resigned as an English teacher at a Hong Kong school after the conviction was disclosed. He had worked for about 10 Hong Kong schools in the past year, including Tai Kok Tsui Catholic Primary School and Carmel Leung Sing Tak School. Both schools had issued memos and notices to parents, students and teachers explaining the former teacher's past ...

  8. Who are you backing in Sunday's Legco election?

    Posted Sep 07th 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Interview by Polly Hui Lee Kai-ming, 52, is a teacher at Cheung Chau Sacred Heart School. He has been in the profession for 30 years, but will vote in the education functional constituency ... in the functional rather than geographical constituency. It is likely that he wants to save a geographical seat for his democratic allies. Regarding the benchmark policy for language teachers, I have ...

  9. See our point of view, envoy urges Hongkongers

    Posted Apr 12th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung A Japanese diplomat called for understanding from Hong Kong people yesterday as the city took up the mainland's anti-Japan rallying cry. Teachers, political parties ... Teachers' Union and the Action Committee for Defending the Diaoyu Islands will launch a letter-writing campaign today among students and teachers in all primary and secondary schools in the city. ...

  10. Wen wins new nation of grandkids

    Posted Dec 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wen said. The pupils were impressed, calling Wen 'very friendly', and teachers observed he was 'down to earth'. 'It was an amazing experience. You can see that he ... in an exchange programme since 2008 with Jinyuan Senior High School in Shanghai, where pupils learn yoga and calligraphy from each other's teachers through weekly videoconferencing. From next year, ...




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