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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong, Macau academics seek meeting over firing of Eric Sautede

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:38am by Raquel Carvalho

    ... Kong and Macau to seek a meeting with the Vatican's representative in Hong Kong. Eric Sautede, professor of politics at the University of Saint Joseph, received notice of his sacking ... teaches at Hong Kong Baptist University. "For a correction, maybe now it's too late, but we hope that something positive might come out of this." They have yet to receive a response ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561331/hong-kong-macau-academics-seek-meeting-over-firing-eric-sautede
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    International school ‘facing crisis’ in catering to Hong Kong’s expanding French community

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 06:04pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... community in Hong Kong. The number of French nationals aged under six on consulate records has hit 1,500, half as much again as the capacity of the school's French primary section, says ... of the increase of the number of students." He says the school, the only French school in Hong Kong, has applied for one of five sites put forward by the government in March for international school ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1533363/french-international-school-facing-crisis-catering-hong-kongs
  3. 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

    ... Staff reporters Prospects should be good for the 12 best performers on university entrance tests, but some worry about where Hong Kong is going Top exam scorers look to the future The future of Hong Kong weighed on the young minds of some of the city's best and brightest, even as they moved closer to the pursuit of their dreams. This year's Hong Kong Diploma ...

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

    City University students threaten 'radical action' over college sale plan

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 02:39am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... to sell its popular Community College. About 7,000 students and 200 staff members at the college would be affected by the sell-off. Students set up a Facebook page opposing the sale after the plan ... be a first in the history of Hong Kong's tertiary education, he added. A spokeswoman for the university said its council had unanimously approved the plan to enable the college to expand, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541189/city-university-students-threaten-radical-action-over-college-sale
  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Subsidy scheme to cover students at private Hong Kong universities

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by Ada Lee

    ... specific issues with it," she said. The programmes, which cover architecture, supply chain management, nursing, design and engineering, fit Hong Kong's needs, she said. Students ... undergraduate degree programmes will receive subsidies of up to HK$70,000 a year under a new government scheme. The HK$965 million pilot scheme, which the Education Bureau announced yesterday, has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1558407/subsidy-scheme-cover-students-private-hong-kong-universities
  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Elite English-medium schools cut more Form One places for next academic year

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:40am by Johnny Tam, SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Tin, Tai Po, Sai Kung and Wong Tai Sin. A surplus of more than 7,000 Form One places is expected by the 2016-17 academic year. ... chairman of the Hong Kong Island School Heads Association, agreed. Most English-medium schools approved of the policy of assigning fewer pupils to each class because the principals and teachers had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1474418/elite-english-medium-schools-cut-more-form-one-places-next-academic
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong parents say pushing children too hard doesn't work

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:14am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... phenomenon, the parental imperative to make a child excel does seem more prevalent here- the city has almost 7,000 private tutoring centres, for example. In the final part of a South China Morning ... with one another, and when they see many families doing something, they follow, fearing they'll lose out. Fretting feeds a tutoring industry. The city has nearly 7,000 private tutoring ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1460601/hong-kong-parents-say-pushing-children-too-hard-doesnt-work
  8. 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

    ... in Hong Kong were expected to more than double to 390,000 units this year from 165,000 last year, and then increase again next year to nearly 1.1 million, Neil Shah, research director ... Authority. While the authority reported only one case of cheating last year, during a Diploma of Secondary Education exam, 26 pupils were penalised for plagiarism after they were found to have copied ...

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

    Parents angry as schools block Form One transfers

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:12am by Johnny Tam, BRIAN YAP

    .... But teachers, who have estimated a surplus of about 7,000 Form One places in 2016, are demanding a further reduction in classes, especially in districts where the pupil shortage is most acute. James Lam ... vacancies by Friday after enrolments- and pupils must be from a different district. A citywide surplus of 4,400 Form One places is expected in the coming academic year, and the three districts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549888/parents-angry-schools-block-form-one-transfers
  10. 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

    ... 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 of Hong Kong scholar researching the subject. Stereotypes are more prevalent in textbooks than she expected, says Dr Liz Jackson, a social-science education specialist who has been researching ...

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

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