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Education in France

Small school takes a national stand

An 'alternative' private primary school started last year by a mother for her two children will be incorporating the controversial subject of national education in its curriculum as it welcomes more pupils

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:11pm

More head abroad for college studies

Since 2008, the number of mainland high-school students signing up for the national university entrance examination has declined every year.

Indeed, the once 'make-or-break' examination is losing much of its allure as a growing number of school-leavers choose to study abroad.

7 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

School holidays are ending early

The summer holidays are over already for many pupils and teachers making an early start on the new Diploma of Secondary Education.

16 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Motivation and ability, not age, should dictate when a professor retires

A mandatory retirement age is a contentious issue. On the one hand, the imposition of a retirement age of 60 may appear to be out of place in an era when people enjoy greater longevity than ever.

On the other hand, those people who have stressful occupations, such as high-ranking executives, should retire at that age because of the taxing nature of their jobs.

21 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Applications for Primary One places open

Kindergarten children can apply for government or subsidised Primary One school places through the central allocation system at designated centres today and tomorrow. Under the system, the city is divided into 36 school nets. Parents can choose up to three schools outside the school net they live in, others must be within it.

17 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Principal's US degree 'insufficient'

Educator quits after accreditation agency says qualifications do not meet standards

The principal of a new international kindergarten was forced to resign this week after education officials refused to recognise her United States' teaching qualifications.

24 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Smaller classes 'crucial to reform'

International academics to present research evidence to conference

Reducing class sizes is crucial if teachers are to cope with curriculum reform, an international conference at the Hong Kong Institute of Education will be told today.

10 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Mail bag

Writer partly right but misses point on Macau

'Academic superstars waste of money' (Education Post, August 26) is partially true but misses the spirit and intention of the charter revision of the University of Macau.

9 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Most students expected to be happy with allocation results today

Four in five Primary Six pupils will secure secondary school places from their first three choices in allocation results that will be released today.

12 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Missing the centre point

I was pleased that Mr Higginbottom and Ms Sveistrup (Education Post, December 8) thought my idea of intensive English centres (Education Post, December 1) was 'worth considering' albeit in 'modified form'.

22 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Nearly half still prefer exams

Almost half of education workers are against using assessment of performance in school rather than public examinations to decide which school pupils should be allocated, a survey has shown.

7 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

School hours

Long holidays, regular work hours and job security are three attractions that prompt many people to become schoolteachers. Or so it is thought.

17 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

France a hub of scientific innovation

France is one of the four major players on the world's economic stage and accounts for two-thirds of Europe's trade.

31 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Exam cuts may aid pupils

FEWER examinations could sharpen students' competitiveness, according to the Education Commission.

Commission member Professor Cheng Kai-ming said yesterday planned 'student-focused' reform was needed to teach pupils to motivate themselves.

He said that the reforms should help the students in terms of personal development.

26 Sep 1999 - 12:00am