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  1. News - China - EDUCATION

    Undercover investigation: Become a native English teacher in China, no questions asked

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:20am by Staff Reporters

    ... for most native speakers, particularly those with white skin, little more than a formality. Online expat forums are full of job advertisements from schools and language institutes to teach students ... that Briton Neil Robinson had taught at the Beijing World Youth Academy, an international school, for almost four years without anyone being aware that he was wanted for questioning by British police ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1594188/become-native-english-teacher-china-no-questions-asked
  2. News - World - EDUCATION

    Chicago University cuts ties with China’s Confucius Institute

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 09:47am

    ... Associated Press in Chicago The University of Chicago cut ties with a Chinese language and research centre following a Chinese media report that suggested the university had bowed to the authority of the institute’s leader in Beijing. The university said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1601572/chicago-university-cuts-ties-chinas-confucius-institute
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - EDUCATION

    What’s so special about ‘Yale kids’?

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 10:38am by George Chen

    ... be a good one without talented students who demonstrate their potential to be future world leaders in different fields. As a Yale World Fellow, I have been assigned four students to assist me ... and talks about the world – even on an ordinary afternoon when we have a cup of coffee together – rather than in a professional seminar with world leaders, seriously pondering the challenges we face ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1595271/whats-so-special-about-yale-kids
  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong universities decline across the board in global ranking list

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... ranking list Seven local universities fell in the latest edition of a world university ranking table, as the University of Hong Kong once again lost out to a Singaporean institution for the top ranking in Asia. Compilers of the latest QS World University Rankings expected the drop to be temporary as it followed a restructuring which saw local universities switch to offering degrees over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594142/hong-kong-universities-decline-across-board-global-ranking-list
  5. News - World - EDUCATION

    Chinese parents clash with striking Canadian teachers as school year fails to start

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:26pm by Ian Young

    ... in the Chinese-language World Journal, both organisations urged parents to “actively voice their opinions … while voting in elections for politicians who can speak for Chinese communities”. CCSA vice-president Harris Niu said the strike “had not only compromised the quality of education in British Columbia but had also tarnished the province’s international reputation”, World Journal reported. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1593861/chinese-parents-clash-striking-canadian-teachers
  6. News - China - EDUCATION

    Tougher mainland scrutiny of foreign teachers after child sex scandal fears

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 01:32pm by Laura Zhou in Beijing laura.zhou@scmp.com

    ... Robinson, 46, last April for overstaying his visa. It was found that the Briton had taught at the Beijing World Youth Academy, an international school, for almost four years without anyone being ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1593018/tougher-mainland-scrutiny-foreign-teachers-after-child-sex-scandal-fears
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Oxford dreams of teaching China's leader

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... professors I know encourage their students to study abroad because … they will learn about the world and … that will make them better citizens of the world." He encouraged British students to go ... world." Hamilton said many mainland and Hong Kong business leaders, including tycoon Li Ka-shing, have donated to or set up scholarships at Oxford, although he would not disclose details. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1592571/oxford-dreams-teaching-chinas-leader
  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Girl, 12, becomes teacher, thanks to Hongkonger's World Vision sponsorship

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Ernest Kao

    ... at a community learning centre run by World Vision. From 1pm to 3pm daily, after school, the young girl teaches fellow pupils her age everything from mathematics to Khmer. Vongsa Phean owes the change to Hongkonger Wong Yim-kan, who has been funding her via World Vision's child sponsorship programme since 2009. The programme dovetailed with the NGO's area development plan for Baribour, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580447/girl-12-becomes-teacher-thanks-hongkongers-world-vision-sponsorship
  9. News - China - EDUCATION

    Shanghai kindergarten punished for playing Japanese war song at graduation

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 02:23pm by Kathy Gao

    ... cadres and teachers’ political awareness. The Warship March, also known as the Gunkan March, was composed in 1897, and during the second world war was used prior to battle. China and Japan have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1590843/shanghai-kindergarten-punished-playing-japanese-war-song-graduation
  10. News - China - EDUCATION

    China's teens lead world for financial know-how

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

    ... Associated Press Shanghai teens lead world in financial know-how China leads the pack when it comes to the financial knowledge and skills of 15-year-old boys and girls, according to an international study released yesterday. Shanghai had the highest average score out of representative groups in 18 countries who participated in the testing for the Paris-based Organisation for Economic ...

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

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