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  1. Hong Kong learns valuable lessons

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Luk

    ... a steady rise in the number of taught postgraduates - from 5,164 in 1996-1997 to 6,291 in 2004-2005. The committee grants loans to Hong Kong's eight tertiary education institutes. Most ... studying. Having a postgraduate degree has an advantage in employment,' she said. Ms Chan, human resources manager of Eaton Hotel Hong Kong, said in studying the postgraduate degree she had ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - GUANGDONG

    How Hong Kong youths are touring the 'real' China

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 11:31am by Ernest Kao

    ... on wood-fire stoves and being forced to down multiple shots of baijiu with school principals, a trip into Guangdong’s hinterland can be a sobering eye-opener. “We [in Hong Kong] have no idea what it’s ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Wujiang in Shaoguan city is just a stone’s throw away from Hong Kong but living conditions there may be outside the average Hongkonger’s comfort zone. Roads ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Locals-only in Hong Kong schools will send the wrong message

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial HK schools must open doors to all Hong Kong parents can heave a sigh of relief after Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying announced that the policy of no delivery bookings ... on their parents' background or where they live is discriminatory and open to legal challenge. Hong Kong prides itself on being a city with equal opportunities. Instead of keeping the children away, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong classrooms move online to YouTube

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 03:27pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Hong Kong classrooms are upping the ante on web-based education – by teaching via YouTube. The video-sharing giant launched the Hong Kong Digital Academy on Tuesday, a programme ... with the organisation, which is under the Hong Kong Council of Social Service’s Internet Learning Resource Centre. “Students ... can see how a certain topic is taught differently at other schools, and people ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong trails rival Singapore in students' English skills

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... It is a matter of whether it wants Hong Kong to be an open or inward looking place." For now, the burden is perhaps on parents to expose their children to more English- on top of Putonghua. ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com While Hong Kong has stressed bilingualism as a key goal, the city falls far behind Singapore in English literacy, with no remedy in sight A city of broken ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION

    Alternative education in Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... unlikely to get much credence in Hong Kong, when most families are intent on getting their children into elite schools and universities. Nevertheless, Bennett and a group of Garden House parents ... a suitable site, the Laws will open the Yeuk Sau Primary School in September with between 20 and 40 students in each class. Until then, Yu is giving lessons modelled on Waldorf principles to Mitchell ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Electronic textbooks trial may herald paperless learning era in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... will be on average 20 per cent cheaper than traditional printed textbooks- and could herald a new era of paperless learning for Hong Kong students. The secretary for education, Eddie Ng Hak-kim, said ... publishers receive a grant of up to HK$4 million, subject to conditions, that matches their own investments. Education officials hope that the introduction of the electronic textbook scheme can open ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong's new Diploma of Secondary Education gets thumbs up from Oxbridge

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI, MICHAEL AU

    ... Lo Wei and Michael Au British universities happy to accept Hong Kong's alternative to A-levels- with one exception New diploma gets thumbs up from Oxbridge British universities are embracing Hong Kong's Diploma of Secondary Education "with open arms". Oxford and Cambridge are among the universities that have already confirmed offers to students who sat the new ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    HK$500,000 to reserve place in Hong Kong's English schools

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... month, priority will be given to applicants from overseas and foreign passport holders living in Hong Kong. The ESF runs 15 schools of which the oldest is King George V School in Ho Man Tin, ... million - now under review by the Education Bureau - has been frozen for a decade. Hong Kong International School chief advancement officer Erik Dierks said the upward trend in debentures ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Anti-national education movement in Hong Kong labelled a farce

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... but by whose story wins. The Chinese have a greatly respectable national story to tell. It is pathetic that some in Hong Kong have only learned to blow other people's trumpet. This anomaly ... those who don't want to appear too thick to discern the plot or too servile to refuse indoctrination. The fact is, in any open and well-connected society, brainwashing is either impossible ...




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