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  1. Voucher scheme slashes kindergarten teachers' pay

    Posted May 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff at kindergartens that signed up for the government voucher scheme have suffered pay cuts in some cases of up to nine-tenths of their previous salaries, according to a teachers' union. The Professional Teachers' Union says the massive reduction in wages is linked to the capping of fees for the centres amid soaring costs and inflation. A kindergarten group says ...

  2. Teachers to protest over vouchers

    Posted May 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Kindergarten teachers are planning to take to the streets on Sunday to renew their demands for an immediate review of the government's voucher scheme. The Professional Teachers' Union has joined forces with 10 early childhood education bodies to hold a demonstration for teachers, parents and children in Chater Garden, Central, from 3pm. The protesters will march ...

  3. HK schools corrupted by too many tests: parents, teachers

    Posted Jul 16th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... to a survey of teachers and parents released yesterday. The Hong Kong Primary Education Research Association, which conducted the study, is using the findings to argue for two important city-wide ... year's graduates when applying for secondary school places. The association polled parents and teachers at 152 randomly selected primary schools, and received 1,887 responses at 59 schools. ...

  4. Teachers' pay often exaggerated, expert says

    Posted Apr 17th 2008, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui An expert in kindergarten financing said there had been a widespread problem of preschools exaggerating what they paid teachers so as to get subsidies. Li Hui, assistant professor of education at the University of Hong Kong, said he knew of cases where kindergartens claimed they had followed the government pay scale but had in fact asked teachers to return a portion ...

  5. Macau teachers find less is more in class

    Posted Dec 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit Small-class teaching promotes 'a spirit of mutual help' among pupils of different abilities and facilitates integrated education, a local teacher told a delegation of Macau educators this week. More than 30 principals and teachers, as well as two officials, from Macau visited SRBCEPSA Ho Sau Ki School in Tuen Mun as part of an exchange organised by the Hong ...

  6. Kindergarten seeks English-speaking teacher

    Posted Dec 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... environment. A Christian organisation with a worldwide network would like to hire a part-time teacher (afternoons) to help meet the needs of its expanding international kindergarten. The YMCA of Hong Kong International Kindergarten stands out because of its special atmosphere and its strong, child-centred focus, according to head teacher Susan Young. 'We believe in having children who ...

  7. Teachers at for-profit preschools face discrimination, says lawmaker

    Posted May 10th 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong The education minister was accused yesterday of discriminating against teachers in kindergartens that operate for profit. At a Legislative Council meeting, Liberal Party legislator Tommy Cheung Yu-yan said teachers in profit-making kindergartens were being treated unfairly because they received a different subsidy than those at non-profit kindergartens. Under ...

  8. Small steps to independence

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... without hitting out in anger or frustration, relate comfortably with a teacher and start activities of their own choosing without much prompting. Children without these characteristics may have ...

  9. Kindergartens in 'crisis'

    Posted Nov 15th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau About 5,000 kindergarten teachers have signed a Professional Teachers' Union petition for an early review of the voucher scheme. Education lawmaker and union president Cheung Man-kwong said the petition aimed to make the government aware of the pressure kindergarten teachers were facing under the voucher scheme. 'The government said they would review ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - UP CLOSE & PERSONAL

    Time waits for no parent

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Fernando Gros

    ... and talk their way out of delays. But the preschool teacher can be disarmingly good at cutting you down for being tardy when picking up your young one. It only gets worse as your children get older. No one thinks you are cool and creative for making your child's teacher wait at the school gate. And, there are no prizes for being fashionably late to an after-school bus pickup. ...




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