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  1. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Overseas study offers young education on foreign policy

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:45am by George Chen

    ... former and current mainland leaders have already experienced or are eager to experience. Obama just forgot to mention that in her speech at Peking University. Speaking at the prestigious ... Wen Yunsong, received his master's degree from Northwestern University in Chicago. Former president Jiang Zemin's grandson Jiang Zhicheng studied at Harvard University for his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1455672/overseas-study-offers-young-education-foreign-policy
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Teaching pupils about benefits of rest has no effect on their sleeping habits: study

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 06:15pm by JENNFER NGO

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Results of Chinese University research are nothing to lose sleep over Offering students special classes on the benefits of sleep had almost no effect on their sleep habits, a Chinese University study has found. But one school which delayed the start of its school day by 15 minutes as part of the study has decided to make the schedule change permanent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1448736/teaching-pupils-about-benefits-rest-has-no-effect-their-sleeping
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    American universities still a rewarding option for Hong Kong students

    Posted Jul 24th 2013, 01:29pm by Jason Cheng

    ... Jason Cheng The university application process is tough and frustrating, but ultimately worthwhile The university application process has been frustrating and taxing on both the body ... Self-awareness is the first and most important step towards a competitive application. Preparation for entering an American university began in grade nine- a time when my actions were primarily defined ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1289754/american-universities-still-rewarding-option-hong-kong
  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong has its first school for principals

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 09:55am by Elaine Yau

    ... Preparing budgets, reviewing tenders for construction projects, and coping with inspection officials are among the growing number of duties confronting head teachers as the government launches academic reforms and new initiatives to boost the quality of education. While university courses teach pedagogy and leadership theories, the skills needed to operate a school smoothly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1277786/hong-kong-has-its-first-school-principals
  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    England can learn from Scotland's more fun, well-rounded education

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 12:00am by undefined

    ... to a university, with schools having a choice of three exam boards for each subject. Scottish degree programmes last four years, compared with three years in England and Wales. In English, we are reading ... by the need to prepare students for so many exams. Beth Livingstone, a secondary student who plans to study English and history at university, says students appreciate the variety. "In English, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1276133/england-can-learn-scotlands-more-fun-well-rounded
  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - SCHOOLS

    Public funding boosting US charter schools

    Posted Jul 01st 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... A study that previously found many students in charter schools - American primary or secondary schools that receive public money and may also receive private donations - were not performing as well as those in public schools has discovered that in a few states, charter schools are improving. The widely cited study by Stanford University researchers at the Centre for Research ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1271165/public-funding-boosting-us-charter-schools
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - INSIGHT

    A university chief must be his own man

    Posted Jul 01st 2013, 12:00am by RONALD TENG

    ... It was a colourful event: Lingnan University had to select a new president, and the university council held a consultative meeting at which councillors were to choose a candidate. ... the presidency of a university, it's a well-known ritual that he would give a speech to the university community. He would present the vision for his leadership, and how he could take the school ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1271163/university-chief-must-be-his-own-man
  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Tablets help Hong Kong students learn

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... Churchill, associate professor and head of the division of information and technology studies at the University of Hong Kong. "Much more attention needs to be given to highly interactive content ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1260930/tablets-help-hong-kong-students-learn
  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    Parents are snubbing top-rated local Hong Kong schools

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Subsidy Scheme schools. Together, these are the schools regarded as most likely to lead to good public exam results and a place at a high-ranking university. Parents are keen to ensure ... report on the higher education destinations of students graduating last year shows that 91 per cent went on to university and 16 per cent won places in the world's top 30 institutions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1260927/parents-are-snubbing-top-rated-local-hong-kong-schools
  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Variety proves spice of learning life

    Posted Jun 10th 2013, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Wong Yat-hei Local students embrace studying the IB programme because it offers them writing training, a common task at university, as the curriculum requires them to compose a 4,000-word extended essay. Stephanie Wu, a Form Five IB student at St. Paul's Co-educational College, appreciates the training. "I plan to study at an overseas university. The IB curriculum ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1255406/variety-proves-spice-learning-life

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