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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - RACISM

    Racial stereotyping in Hong Kong's textbooks undermines harmony

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:17pm by Bernice Chan

    ... textbooks fail to depict the multi-ethnic composition of Hong Kong, working as if the entire population were Chinese, with other ethnicities typically portrayed as outsiders who are not actively engaged in the community. Yip cites a Chinese-language textbook, approved by the Education Bureau, which led with a chapter entitled "China is my motherland, I am a Chinese person". ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1595406/textbooks-fail-promote-racial-harmony
  2. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    A textbook case of thwarted academic independence?

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 04:30am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing The exit of an education pioneer does not bode well for a groundbreaking Shenzhen university A textbook case of thwarted academic independence? It was a beginning and an end ... outstanding talent, despite the wealth of money and resources poured into the system? Zhu's answer was that the existing education system focused too much on textbooks and exams, leaving little ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1586192/textbook-case-thwarted-academic-independence
  3. News - China - NANKING MASSACRE

    Nanking Massacre textbooks rolled out in Jiangsu primary schools

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 01:50pm by Li Jing

    ... on the mainland to receive official textbooks detailing the Nanking Massacre – a painful chapter of history that has been a sticking point between China and Japan. The 55-page textbook comprises 10 ... this is the first time authorities have released a textbook specially dedicated to the incident. I’m inspired by Auschwitz [in Poland] and Israel. Their pupils above Grade Three all have textbooks about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1583587/nanking-massacre-textbooks-primary-schools-launched-jiangsu-amid-war
  4. Lifestyle - Technology - EDUCATION

    United States researcher develops adjustable school textbooks

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:41am by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post US researcher hopes adjustable electronic books can better suit those who learn at different rates Textbooks that change according to student's ability For years, high school students have received identical textbooks. Even as students have different learning styles and abilities, they are force-fed the same materials. A non-profit organisation based ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1570055/united-states-researcher-develops-adjustable-school-textbooks
  5. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    HK$530,000 of 'pirated textbooks' seized in raids

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:56am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com HK$530,000 of 'pirated textbooks' seized in raids Over 7,400 suspected pirated textbooks valued at HK$530,000 have been seized in raids on two ... the syndicate after it received complaints from parents of inferior-quality textbooks. Officers initially seized more than 200 suspected pirate copies of books awaiting collection by parents at two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560659/hk530000-pirated-textbooks-seized-raids
  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong textbooks contain negative stereotypes on cultures and religions, researcher warns

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:58am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com School textbooks accused of prejudice "Most countries in the north" are developed, wealthy and free while "southern countries" are poorer, with lower education levels, a lack of technology and more political censorship. No offence, Australia, but this is what a Hong Kong school textbooks says, according to a University ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1538465/textbooks-taking-narrow-view-liberal-studies-hku-researcher-warns
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Publisher insists controversial textbooks 'promote racial harmony'

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 04:05am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Company behind primary school series featuring ethnic minorities in stereotypical jobs dismisses claims it was discriminating Publisher: textbooks 'promote harmony' The publisher of a series of controversial textbooks that has caused an international outcry for its stereotypical view of different racial groups has hit back, claiming its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1524784/publisher-insists-controversial-textbooks-promote-racial-harmony
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Eradicate racial stereotypes in media and textbooks

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 03:01am by SCMP Editorial

    ... some preconceived but not necessarily justified views about those who look, think and act differently. The latest controversy over primary school textbooks is a case in point. Like it or not, ... and reality. The difference can be narrowed by better public education. Abolishing racial stereotypes in the media and textbooks would be a positive step. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1527040/eradicate-racial-stereotypes-media-and-textbooks
  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Outrage over primary school textbook that asks pupils to 'match the races'

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 03:10am by SHIRLEY ZHAO, Johnny Tam and Christy Choi

    ... Textbook asks: can you match the races? Two education scholars are behind a series of general studies textbooks that have sparked bitter controversy for their racially stereotypical contents. The textbooks- New General Studies- are co-authored by Irene Cheng Nga-yee, assistant professor in the Institute of Education's department of science and environment studies, and Teresa Chai Yip ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1524001/outrage-over-primary-school-textbook-asks-pupils-match-races
  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    School textbook prices to rise 3.2pc

    Posted May 01st 2014, 04:21am by Johnny Tam and Shirley Zhao

    ... Johnny Tam and Shirley Zhao School textbook prices to rise 3.2pc A rise in the cost of textbooks for the next school year has left parents disappointed, despite officials claiming it is proof that measures to keep down costs are working. The Education Bureau yesterday announced that textbook prices would rise on average less than 3.2 per cent- lower than the average rate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1501142/school-textbook-prices-rise-32pc

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