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  1. News - China - EDUCATION

    People's Daily spars with New York Times over reported 'meddling' of Chinese language institute

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 04:30pm by Angela Meng

    ... language and culture institute after a New York Times report featured concerns it was “stifling” academic freedom in US universities. The New York Times on Wednesday reported that the American ... published on the New York paper’s Sinosphere blog as “deliberately smearing” the institute out of “political bias”. Earlier this month, the AAUP, a non-profit whose mission is to advance academic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1536938/peoples-daily-spars-new-york-times-over-reported-meddling-chinese
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong's exams body calls time on students cheating with watches

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 03:28am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... Michael de Waal-Montgomery michael.dwm@scmp.com Alert raised on electronic 'smartwatches' that let students store notes and surf the web discreetly Exams body calls time ... articles without citations from the internet. A spokesman for the authority said: "Candidates are advised to bring their own watch to time the exam as not all the exam rooms will have a clock. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1552142/hong-kongs-exams-body-calls-time-students-cheating-watches
  3. News - China - EDUCATION

    Mainland's first Chinese-Russian university will open its doors by 2015

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 02:42pm by Kathy Gao

    ... plan for this university will only be out in the new academic year [which starts this autumn]. Students will come from both Russia and China,” said the BIT official, surnamed Duan. Duan added that students would spend their first two years of their course in their home country and the last two years in the foreign country. Under the auspices of the MSU, the new school will offer courses ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555581/mainlands-first-chinese-russian-university-will-open-its-doors-2015
  4. News - China - EDUCATION

    NYU Shanghai joint venture eyed as catalyst for education reform

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... be a catalyst for the sector. From next month until the end of the year, high school graduates can apply for admission to NYU Shanghai- established by New York University and East China Normal ... was that it offered a first-rate American university education close to home. "NYU Shanghai is part of New York University," he said. "In your class, you have students from around the world ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1068177/nyu-shanghai-joint-venture-eyed-catalyst-education-reform
  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Wah Yan College shows small classes yield better pupils

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by Ernest Kao

    ... shows small classes yield better pupils Pupils are likely to fare better socially and academically in classes of not more than 30 learners, a new study has found. Small-class teaching, or SCT, ... and liberal studies into smaller groups of 25 to 30, found themselves spending less time on discipline and more time on curriculum planning and professional development. They also did not have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553482/wah-yan-college-shows-small-classes-yield-better-pupils
  6. News - China - EDUCATION

    Migrants' children, as young as six, join fight for school places in Beijing

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 06:21pm by AFP

    ... migrants to Beijing (population 21 million) are increasingly finding their children barred from school, even if they have lived there for decades. Parents and academics say the new restrictions ... of an education, the liberal newspaper Southern Weekly  reported, adding some couples have even divorced so that the new regulations will apply only to the custodial parent. Others have given up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555624/migrants-children-young-six-join-fight-school-places-beijing
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Scholarism leader Joshua Wong planning to appeal some DSE exam results

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:00pm by LO WEI AND JOHNNY TAM

    ... school graduates who got their results yesterday- apart from the clamour to find out his grades. "I think it's the first time in Hong Kong that a student has had to announce his exam ... and a level 4 in Chinese, mathematics, liberal studies, geography and history. "Academic performance is about how you manage your time," Chow said. "I tried my best to balance my time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554033/campaigning-did-not-affect-dse-results-says-scholarism-student
  8. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    Students, faculty up in arms against 'elitist academy' at China's Peking University

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 05:11pm by Patrick Boehler and Anne Yi

    ... Patrick Boehler and Anne Yi The head of China’s Peking University said plans to build a new elite academy on its picturesque campus was up for debate, constituting a small victory ... University students will be second-class citizens.” Modelled on the Rhodes scholarship programme, the new international institute is set to offer one-year programmes in “Chinese studies” for 100 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1552001/peking-university-scholars-students-arms-against-elite-programme
  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Top DSE students of the class of 2014 voice concerns over future of Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 12:16pm by Staff Reporters

    ... up on me," he said. "She visited me four times a month and would send me a letter every three to four days. Her support was the reason why I decided to put myself on the right ... and extended exam time. "No one should give up on everything just because you're unable to do one thing," she said. Spina bifida sufferer Vicky Wong Sze-ting, from Hong Kong Red Cross ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553921/top-dse-scholars-class-2014-voice-concerns-over-future-hong-kong
  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    12 stand out from university 'in' crowd with seven 5** grades

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:52pm by Johnny Tam

    ... for the first time. Seven students with different levels of special education needs also scored three or more than three level 5** marks in this year's DSE exam. Results are graded from levels ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553402/one-third-over-79000-students-passed-dse-exam-authority-reveals

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