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  1. Lofty goals fuel demand for teachers

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by John Brennan

    ... of international and elite schools in Hong Kong. Their teachers often come from overseas and so, in their efforts to recruit and retain the very best staff, these schools are in competition not only with each other but also with institutions around the globe. American Michael Dempsey explains how he came to work as a lower primary teacher at Hong Kong International School (HKIS). 'I ...

  2. Teachers attack textbooks for liberal studies

    Posted Jul 20th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron and Amy Nip Teachers have complained of a catalogue of errors and substandard content in textbooks for liberal studies classes that are being launched in secondary schools in September. Liberal studies teachers, who have been issued with copies of forthcoming textbooks by publishers, claim they are peppered with flaws, including inappropriate treatment of sex ...

  3. Foul play suspected in death of US teacher

    Posted Apr 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou Mother queries marks on body of son, who was in a dispute with ex-employer The mother of an American teacher who apparently died in a hit-and-run accident in Guangzhou two weeks ago suspects foul play led to her son's death. But Maxine Russell said that despite her suspicions, all she wanted was the prompt return of her son's body. Speaking ...

  4. In a class of its own

    Posted Feb 18th 2009, 12:00am by Sunny Tse

    ... Sunny Tse Winner of the Cannes 2008 Golden Palm Award, French film The Class (Entre Les Murs) is in a class of its own. You might think that a movie about a passionate teacher and a group ... and documentary-like feature on an eventful, yet ordinary school year in a junior high school in urban Paris. And he tells it like it is. Francois Beaudeau, who plays the teacher, penned ...

  5. In a class of its own

    Posted Feb 15th 2009, 12:00am by Sunny Tse

    ... Sunny Tse Winner of the Golden Palm at France's Cannes Festival 2008, French movie The Class (Entre Les Murs) is in a class of its own. You may think that a passionate teacher ... a documentary-like feature on an eventful, yet ordinary school year in a junior high school in urban Paris. And he tells it like it is. Francois Begaudeau, who plays the teacher, penned ...

  6. letters

    Posted Nov 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... an unattractive profession. Education is very important; it determines the quality of our future generations. The current lack of enthusiastic teachers is a threat to society. The causes of this problem are not difficult to see. Teachers are under a lot of pressure to ensure students get good exam results. In addition, they are assigned heavier workloads these days. More and more extra-curricular ...

  7. Back to school with a mission

    Posted Oct 16th 2008, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... A trip to Yunnan has inspired a group of primary teachers to spread the word on climate change, writes Miranda Yeung A group of environmentally conscious primary school teachers have vowed ... mountain treks to visiting a local school and communities, teachers from six Hong Kong primary schools gained a vivid picture of how climate change is affecting the environment. While visiting ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... New curriculum has been tough for teachers It is tragic that some teachers have resorted to suicide, unable to cope with the mounting pressure they faced at work. Suicide is never a solution to one's problems. Yet these tragedies force us to ask if there are enough teachers to enable schools to function properly. Today's teachers have unusually heavy workloads. First ...

  9. Home affairs minister recommends hero get HK's top bravery award

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

    ... night, where Wong worked as a volunteer in an orphanage. Wong, 46, escaped the quake but returned to the orphanage to save orphans and teachers trapped inside. He pulled out three children and a teacher before being critically injured by falling debris in a powerful aftershock while trying to save two other teachers. A friend of Wong's, Xie Yinshen, arrived in Yushu yesterday. Wong ...

  10. letters

    Posted Jun 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Activity brings joy to students A 'Secret Angel' activity was held at our school recently. Students shared the message of love and care with fellow schoolmates, teachers and other people in the school. I saw that many students and teachers were very happy, and had big, lovely smiles on their beautiful faces. I believe that it is not the price of a gift which ...




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