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  1. News - China - EDUCATION

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

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

    ... boom, and now number 245 million according to the National Bureau of Statistics. Once they move, though, the country's household registration, or hukou, system denies them equal access ... are aimed at driving migrants out of the capital, as part of the national plan to divert urbanisation into smaller cities. "The government is not allowing our children to go to school," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555624/migrants-children-young-six-join-fight-school-places-beijing
  2. 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

    ... the university entry requirements in the Diploma of Secondary Education exams. As an activist who led the anti-national education protests back in 2012, Wong, was no different from any other secondary ...

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

    Wah Yan College shows small classes yield better pupils

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

    ... could be a model for more secondary schools across the city to follow, researchers at the University of Hong Kong's education policy unit believe. It was effective at improving both ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553482/wah-yan-college-shows-small-classes-yield-better-pupils
  4. 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
  5. News - China - EDUCATION

    China's teens lead world for financial know-how

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:39am by AP

    ... asked students to display basic financial literacy skills, such as recognising the purpose of an invoice or comparing prices per unit to decide which was better value. The most difficult ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1550686/chinas-teens-lead-world-financial-know-how
  6. News - World - EDUCATION

    US and Canadian academics demand changes to Confucius Institutes

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 09:37pm by AP

    ... from Germany to Thailand who called them unfounded. When reached for comment, directors at several Confucius Institutes in the United States also defended the institutes, saying the AAUP did ... of the institute at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. The Chinese "fund these activities, but they are not controlling them", said Stephen Dunnett, chairman of the bi-national ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539702/us-and-canadian-academics-demand-changes-confucius-institutes
  7. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    School dropouts in rural China could be as high as 20 million, says study

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 05:02pm by Chris Luo

    ... Liu Chengbin of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, who conducted the research, estimated that the number of school dropouts across the nation could be somewhere between 20 to 30 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1544335/school-dropouts-rural-china-could-be-high-20-million-says-study
  8. 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

    ... of the four most popular textbook sets, says that when she compared textbooks in the United States over a 10-year span, she seldom observed dramatic changes in content. Also, when she recently ...

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

    Shenzhen to pump one billion yuan into building new Xinjiang university

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:52pm by WU NAN

    ... Xinjiang and improve the local livelihood,” said Kenjiang Tulahong, a member of the region’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee. Plans to build the university were announced by the State ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1538918/shenzhen-pump-1-billion-yuan-building-new-xinjiang-university
  10. 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

    ... in the United States, where it has 100 offices. Just last month, more than 100 professors lobbied for the eviction of the Confucius Institute in the University of Chicago as its five-year lease ...

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

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