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  1. Tips for surviving a child's education

    Posted Aug 30th 2003, 12:00am by Paul McGuire

    ... performed solely by teachers. Whatever the stage in a student's school career, there are some general guidelines parents might keep in mind: Show an interest: Obvious perhaps, but in a busy ... telling the teachers that things were better in your day and why don't we do more dictation. Ask about friends and teachers: While teaching and learning are a clear focus for professionals ...

  2. Liberal studies

    Posted Sep 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with teachers at the school. c. Because of a disagreement over the cost of a picnic. d. Because he was afraid for his son's safety. 2 What was one thing Wing-hon said was better with his home schooling? a. He had more free time. b. He had a more flexible schedule. c. His English instruction was better. d. His teacher was more loving. 3 What was one thing Wing-hon does not like about being ...

  3. Listen to the voice of teachers

    Posted Nov 18th 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... hand, there are considerable concerns among secondary school teachers over the curriculum reforms. Securing their support will be a crucial factor in the reforms' success or failure. From ... is not the proper approach, but a high proportion of teachers and students accepted this, and many are proud of their success. It is extremely difficult to change well-established values, habits and modes ...

  4. Q&A

    Posted Jan 10th 2009, 12:00am by Adam Conway

    ... use when making our decision. Teacher Adam Conway replies: You are beginning the process in good time: many international schools' places fill up well in advance. I'm sure you have ...

  5. Blind teacher points the way

    Posted Jul 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei Billy Yau Wai-lok cannot see his students but he feels their needs. Reputedly the only blind teacher in Hong Kong, he teaches English at HKICC Lee Shau Kee School ... were quite good, so my teachers suggested that I go to a mainstream school after finishing Form 1. Like all blind students, I found it tough to get notes and textbooks in time to prepare ...

  6. Rigorous research pays offin search for school

    Posted Jun 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... shortlist. Make an appointment to speak to someone in authority- preferably the principal or head teacher. Try chatting to current parents. Their views will be coloured by their own child's ... Are there teachers designated to help students who are having difficulty or need stretching? Is there an adequate and easily accessible pastoral system? Does the school seek to educate pupils as rounded ...

  7. Should parents be allowed to educate their children at home?

    Posted May 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... them from concentrating on learning. If parents punished their children for this, the parent-child relationship would suffer. Moreover, most parents are not professional teachers. I don't think they can do a good job as teachers. There are many subjects they may not know enough about which makes them incapable of educating their children. Things are different at school, where ...

  8. Tips for learning a new language and communicating with teachers

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... school. With the increased amount and difficulty of classes and homework, how can I best keep informed about his performance and progress? Teachers like to share this sort of information, ... time to check on your child's progress. With the school year having just begun, the teachers' knowledge of your child's performance may be minimal. Moreover, depending ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. The plans and what they'll cost

    Posted Feb 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Specialist subject teachers will be hired on a permanent basis, starting with English and mathematics teachers in 2006-2007, followed by Chinese teachers in 2007-2008. The class-teacher ratio in whole-day primary schools, including those with fewer than 12 classes, will be set at 1:1.5. These changes will involve 1,120 teachers, costing about $360 million. Starting from ...




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