Time to prove National Education can be taught in an objective way

The controversial move to make national education part of the school curriculum appears to be a fait accompli.

Monday, 27 August, 2012, 9:12pm

National education curriculum pointless in exam-oriented education culture

I believe the national education curriculum will be ineffective and will not help Hong Kong students.

27 Aug 2012 - 9:12pm

Bureau hunts for tech-minded staff

The opportunities brought about by information technology (IT) are being embraced by the Education Bureau, which is widening learning resources and adding depth to the curriculum taught at government schools.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

Self-important and judgmental teens need moral and national education

The latest entrant to Hong Kong's democratic movement is formed by a group of mostly high school teenagers who are not yet eligible to vote.

20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

National education course revised

All public primary schools will start teaching a controversial course in moral and national education in 2015 that officials say has been modified greatly in response to concerns about its potential for indoctrination.

Public secondary schools will follow in 2016.

1 May 2012 - 12:00am

Don't stifle natural ability

It is shocking to see that ultra-wealthy Chinese tycoons are sending their children to private institutions on the mainland which help 'package' the students to get into Ivy League universities in the United States.

For a hefty HK$230,000 a year, you can now go to a one-stop shop in Shanghai for SATs, extracurricular activities and even community service.

2 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

June 4 crackdown important to liberal studies, teachers say

Although the June 4 crackdown is not covered in the liberal studies curriculum under the new senior secondary structure, some teachers see it as an essential part of classes.

5 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Children 'can learn best from parents'

Parents can be their children's best teachers, a senior academic has said.

In a interview with Education Post, Lam Chi-chung, professor of curriculum and instruction, and associate vice-president of the Hong Kong Institute of Education, said there were unlimited learning opportunities in everyday life.

1 May 2009 - 12:00am


Science: not just for men in white coats

Although I knew nothing about science when I was in primary school, I really looked forward to studying it when I was promoted to secondary school.

At the time, I thought science was all about people who wear white coats and safety goggles. But I soon realised that science relates to every part of our daily lives.

27 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

You have to set your priorities

People often tell us to 'never give up'. But does this always apply? I don't think so.

Time is limited. We all have countless things we want to do, but getting them all done is just not practical.

Say you need to get some studying done tonight and your friend suddenly phones you and asks you out. Obviously you cannot do both. You have to give one of them up.

27 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Negative comments on schools do not help teachers or students

I refer to the letter by James Warren ('School administrators must face facts over declining English', February 16).

19 Feb 2009 - 12:00am


Being self-confident is important

I am writing to make some observations about self-confidence, because I feel it is such an important thing to have in life.

Having self-confidence doesn't mean believing we can do anything. It simply means embracing the belief that we can achieve realistic ambitions. Self-confident people have expectations that are realistic.

17 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Reshuffle sparks concern from rights group

A rights group has expressed concern that measures for teaching Chinese to ethnic minority students could suffer a setback as a result of a 'sudden' change in senior personnel at the Education Bureau.

1 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

A subject with a point

A new subject will be included in the new 3+3+4 education system, which is to be adopted next year. It is called liberal studies.

14 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Past, present, future

Someone told me once I should live in the present and not think about the past or the future. To me, this is totally wrong and I will never do it.

We need to refer to the past in order to plan for the future. The past probably contains things we regret, but those regrets are things we can learn from and better plan for the future.

8 Sep 2008 - 12:00am