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Self-harming teenagers

Approximately 15 to 20 per cent of adolescents in the US and UK have tried cutting themselves.

Sunday, 27 January, 2013, 3:36pm

Students launch Occupy camp against controversial national education lessons

Student activists plan to camp outside the government's headquarters in Admiralty to pressure the authorities into scrapping national education lessons.

Members of Scholarism, a group of primary and secondary school students, say their "Occupy Tamar" campaign will be an ultimatum to the government. Tamar is the name of the former naval base on which the headquarters has been built.

30 Aug 2012 - 3:36am

Departing exam chief George Pook's plea to parents on education reforms

Parents and students must stop seeing a university place as the only route to success if reforms to the city's education system are to succeed, a key architect of the new Diploma of Secondary Education said as he prepares to leave Hong Kong.

20 Aug 2012 - 5:32am

Special-needs pupil relishes 'more relevant' system

No one got a prized 5** grade, but the atmosphere at the Red Cross John F. Kennedy Centre was nonetheless jubilant yesterday as pupils with disabilities learnt of how they performed in the first HKDSE exams.

21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Liberal studies makes the grade

Pupils' dread gave way to the exhilaration of examination officials yesterday after results showed more than nine out of 10 who took the new and much-criticised liberal studies exam got passing scores.

20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Exam pressure is still on, says survey

A decade of education reform was intended to change the ingrained mindset that put exam success above all else - but a study shows that the first batch of pupils to take the Diploma of Secondary Education exams are still feeling crushing pressure.

15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Sex a taboo topic at home

A survey on teenagers' sexual knowledge found that they seldom discuss the topic with their parents.

The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong (FPAHK) surveyed 3,775 students from Form One to Form Seven between last October and January. Results show that teenagers get their knowledge about sexuality mostly from schools, peers and the media.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Why the feeling's mutual

I have been involved in teaching part of a master's degree programme in family education and family counselling for the past eight years. When students finish the programme, they have a 'family perspective', which makes a difference in their approach to working with families.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Teens should start to value morality again

Sexuality is hardly taboo in the 21st century. Teenagers talk about it openly at school. Researchers look into it widely in studies. Reality shows use it frequently to lure more viewers.

When did casual discussion of sex-related topics become another routine part of our daily lives? I think it's sad.

31 May 2012 - 12:00am

Silence falls as pupils start city's last A-levels

Around 40,000 secondary school pupils converged on examination halls across the city yesterday, as the final round of the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination got under way.

They will be the last batch of pupils to take the A-level exams before the city switches next year to the Hong Kong Diploma for Secondary Education exams for entrance into local universities.

24 Mar 2012 - 12:00am