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  1. Schools hit by drop in pupils shun plan to cut classes

    Posted Mar 27th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... into question the effectiveness of the scheme, which allows secondary schools to reduce the number of classes they run, and class sizes, and avoid laying off teachers with no classes to teach. ... instead. Under the scheme, a school will be allowed to run four Form One classes, one fewer than the present minimum. At schools that participate, no teachers will be fired for five years because ...

  2. Dropouts' school claims top marks

    Posted Jul 11th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... the guidance of social workers, with only 'one or two' staying out of reach, said social worker Ekman Chak Ho-yin, one of the teachers at the school. The scheme, launched under a 'back ... and smoking. Instead, social workers and teachers provide patient guidance. 'Those young people have been criticised and punished a lot in school in the past,' Ms Ying explained. ...

  3. 5,000 rally to pressure bureau into introducing smaller classes

    Posted Jan 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Teachers too busy to answer queries, say many students More than 5,000 teachers, students and parents from New Territories East staged a sit-in yesterday in the first of five ... Lai-shan, a Primary Five pupil from a class of 40 students, said smaller classes would allow teachers to pay more attention to individual students. 'The teachers have been too busy to attend ...

  4. Lessons in nature

    Posted May 18th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... a small group of village school teachers and former social workers is trying to launch in Tuen Mun. The teachers have named their primary school after the celebrated British scientist's most ... founder and principal Lau Wing-kai is optimistic it can start accepting students this year. 'I see no reason why we won't be approved [by the bureau],' he said. Part teacher ...

  5. 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, ...

  6. school news

    Posted May 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and one teacher in each. Different groups carried out different activities. Some groups took part in a clean-up activity on Tung Lung Island, south of Clearwater Bay. The outing gave the students a chance to learn about environmental protection. About 100 students and 10 teachers took part in the activity. After a 45-minute ferry ride, participants arrived around 10 o'clock. Different ...

  7. Poverty of learning killed slumdog spirit

    Posted Mar 13th 2009, 12:00am by Philip Yeung

    ... with 40-plus students, the teacher's first task is to keep them quiet. In a 35-minute lesson, with disciplinary distractions, each child barely gets 15 seconds of the teacher's time. Being ... English teachers can play a truly inspirational role. Scratch the Central Allocations System and restore neighbourhood schools. When we alienate the young, we seal our own fate. ...

  8. More teachers welcomed for children who need them most

    Posted Mar 01st 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong The government's pledge to provide extra teachers for academically challenged junior secondary students was well received yesterday by teachers and principals in schools admitting mainly band-three pupils. But there was some doubt whether the measure would relieve teachers' stress. Secretary for Education and Manpower Arthur Li Kwok-cheung said on Monday ...

  9. Revised class reduction plan may save teachers

    Posted Oct 12th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Secondary schools that join a revised voluntary class reduction scheme to help tackle falling student numbers will not have to sack any teachers for up to nine years. This is according to some school principals and senior teachers who have been in talks with education officials. The Education Bureau, which will reveal details about the revised scheme on Friday, declined ...

  10. School pays tribute to drowned teacher

    Posted Aug 18th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Around 260 teachers and students gathered at Baptist Lui Ming Choi Secondary School in Sha Tin yesterday to pay tribute to a teacher who died while swimming in the Red Sea resort city of Hurghada in Egypt on Sunday. A pastor prayed and hymns were sung in remembrance of Fung Lai-ching, a chemistry teacher for 23 years at the school, who died on a tour with her ...




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