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  1. School's in for teachers

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Linda Yeung Teachers and principals are feeling the need to upgrade themselves in the wake of rapid changes in order to meet demands in curricular reform, public accountability and the growth of international education. And there are many options to meet different desires. 'The local education system has changed so much that teachers need to cope with the challenges ...

  2. Housewives score second-best in Putonghua test- after teachers

    Posted Dec 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng Hong Kong housewives came second only to teachers in a Putonghua test, a study by Chinese University found. It analysed Hongkongers' results in a language proficiency test ... three grades. Of the 1,095 Putonghua teachers who took it, 256 won the top grade, as did 18 of 130 college teachers. Professor Yao Xishuang, director of the State Language Commission's ...

  3. Reprimand for students, teacher over exam hints

    Posted Jul 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... were involved, but that both the students and the teacher involved should be held responsible. The three-member inquiry panel found that the teacher had dropped hints to five final-year medical ... that the teacher concerned leaked the questions to individual persons or students for personal favour is unfounded'. It recommended that in future faculty mentors and counsellors should ...

  4. HKU set to offer joint degrees to provide teachers

    Posted Mar 06th 2004, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... an expected strong demand for English teachers by launching joint degrees in English and education. The new four-year programme, to be launched in the 2005 to 2008 triennium, subject to funding from ... career choice. Another 40 places will be provided for a new joint degree programme in science and education. 'The government is determined to have more trained teachers of English ...

  5. English standards being hit by 'teacher bashing'

    Posted Apr 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... and confidence among teachers and a 'drastic decline' in the number of them prepared to take up the subject, a consultant to a major study has warned. Dr Stephen Andrews, associate professor ... of policies to improve English could be 'severely undermined' by teachers' lack of confidence, which he blamed on the fact that they were being 'bashed' by negative publicity. ...

  6. Fading appeal of IT courses sees many teachers lose jobs

    Posted Mar 25th 2006, 12:00am by Geoffrey Maslen

    ... Geoffrey Maslen Australian universities are downsizing departments as students enrolling in the subject drop 60pc Dozens of academics have lost their jobs teaching information technology courses at Australia's universities following a massive drop in ...

  7. Teacher has an eye for design

    Posted Oct 30th 2004, 12:00am by Charlotte Petrie

    ... Charlotte Petrie John Lam has spent many years in the classroom as an educator, but his real flair is for graphic art. Embarking on a new career direction, he wants to break into the freelance world of graphic design. Before completing a diploma in educat ...

  8. Students need to be taught how to respect the law

    Posted Aug 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and administrative effectiveness is based mostly on how students evaluate teachers after the school year ends. In order to please students, many administrators and professors treat them as valued customers. ...

  9. Child's play proves its worth in CUHK trial

    Posted Jul 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hand-clapping and jumping up-and-down are integral components of an initiative that seeks to build students' interpersonal skills through games led by teachers and parents. Partially sponsored ... involving 170 teachers and parents and more than 700 students, she said. Parents and teachers undergo about 50 hours of training enabling them to lead students in a three to sixth-month programme, ...

  10. Talkback

    Posted May 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What do you think of the student journal's questions? Certainly, there is a difficult line to be drawn between freedom of speech/press and the need to maintain standards of decency. Moral, reasonable adults can and will disagree about where that line ...




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