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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1552142/hong-kongs-exams-body-calls-time-students-cheating-watches
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Tax-free status of Hong Kong’s international schools attacked

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 11:37pm by Shirley Zhao and Johnny Tam

    ... rules attacked Hong Kong's charity rules have come under fire after it was revealed the parent company of an international school is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The Nord Anglia ... under which international schools are given sites for a nominal fee, usually of about HK$1,000. But the South China Morning Post has discovered that its Hong Kong-based parent company, Nord ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1524102/tax-free-status-hong-kongs-international-schools-attacked
  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Ethnic minority children stereotyped and belittled in Hong Kong schools, say parents

    Posted May 26th 2014, 05:32pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... believe language is only part of the problem. Hart believes many ethnic minority children in Hong Kong feel their cultural background is being ignored, stereotyped or seen as a barrier ... A guidebook for the Diploma of Secondary Education’s liberal studies exams says ethnic-minority children suffer in Hong Kong and have problems becoming part of the community as they do not know ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519659/ethnic-minority-children-being-stereotyped-and-belittled-local
  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Pass or fail? Just one-third of over 79,000 students who sat DSE exam qualify for university

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

    ... authority revealed today. Statistics released this afternoon by the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority showed that out of 79,572 students who took the test, 27,943 got the minimum ... was launched to replace both the A Levels and the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Exam which used to be taken in Form Five. The reforms put in place the so-called 3+3+4 system, under which secondary ...

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

    Cash-rich universities in Singapore, South Korea eclipsing Hong Kong institutions

    Posted May 12th 2014, 11:36pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... and S Korea usurp HK's top ranking Hong Kong universities have been eclipsed at the top of the Asian rankings by institutions from Singapore and South Korea, countries that have poured money into higher education. For the first time in the QS rankings' five-year history, a Hong Kong university is not the top Asian institution for higher education. After heading the rankings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1510881/cash-rich-universities-singapore-south-korea-eclipsing-hong-kong
  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Outspoken academic Cherian George takes up post at Hong Kong Baptist University

    Posted May 10th 2014, 02:59am by Toh Han Shih

    ... is to take up a job at Hong Kong Baptist University. Cherian George said he would start in August as an associate professor. The head of the university's journalism department, Steve Guo ... University (NTU). "I'm impressed by how Hong Kong academics, students and the public have succeeded in vigorously defending academic freedom. [Hong Kong] universities have excellent media ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1508715/outspoken-academic-cherian-george-takes-post-hong-kong-baptist
  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Top UK arts university has designs on Hong Kong

    Posted May 10th 2014, 02:59am by Vivienne Chow

    ... university has designs on HK One of Britain's most prestigious universities specialising in the arts may offer postgraduate programmes in Hong Kong to meet the expected demand for managerial ... of Art and Design and the London College of Communication, is in talks with the University of Hong Kong's School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU Space) about launching ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1508528/top-uk-arts-university-has-designs-hong-kong
  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Visually impaired university students facing problems of acceptance and support, says survey

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:55am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Colleges blind to students' needs Visually impaired students face additional obstacles in some universities because of an unwillingness to accept them in class or provide suitable teaching materials, a survey has found. The Hong Kong Blind Union, a self-help group for the visually impaired, also said in its survey that an inflexible ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1551405/visually-impaired-university-students-facing-problems-acceptance-and

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