I recently started volunteering as a tutor in a day-care centre, helping primary students with their homework.Monday, 9 April, 2012, 12:00am
Providing poor families with access to computers and the internet can sometimes produce new problems, according to organisers of a government-funded learning programme.
A student whose family obtained a computer under the 'I Learn at home' programme found that rather than being able to use it for homework, his father took it over and became hooked on computer games.2 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
The city's school system must address different educational needs, cut class sizes and give support to all demographic groups, say parents.
The calls have come in interviews by the South China Morning Post with three Hong Kong families for our chief executive debate series.2 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
My son is very disorganised. His teachers always report that he has an untidy desk tray and never keeps his table tidy. He often gets in trouble for forgetting homework, even though I remind him to take it in. He doesn't seem able to improve. He's in Year Six now, and I'm worried that he won't be able to organise himself in high school, with all the different lessons and homework schedules.1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
One thing that all three chief executive candidates do agree on is the provision of 15 years of free education. They also support the implementation of small-class teaching in schools, though to different extents.13 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Reflections after Yueyue tragedy
Do you remember Yueyue? She was a two-year-old girl who was run over twice in Guangdong last October without anyone coming to her aid.
The incident was caught on video and people around the world were shocked. Many locals walked by the critically injured little girl before an elderly woman finally picked her up.14 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
Sarah and her son Jeremy, 15, often get into power struggles. It used to be so easy, she says. 'If I asked him to do something he did it. If I said no he accepted it.'
For his part, Jeremy says he's sick of his mother's nagging. Sarah feels that if she doesn't keep at him nothing gets done. This is affecting their relationship.22 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Last year, chief executive hopeful Henry Tang Ying-yen's comment on student protests exacerbating conflicts in society and resulting in situations like 'a fatal car crash' stirred up heated discussion among Hongkongers.20 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
HONG KONG - Doubts have arisen again over whether the Diploma of Secondary Education's liberal studies exam will be graded fairly after public figures received inconsistent marks in trials. One test-taker failed with one evaluator, but did well with another.13 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Subject problem lies in operation
I am writing in response to the letter 'Liberal studies is letting us down' (Young Post, December 13, 2011).
I think liberal studies can effectively enhance our critical thinking skills. The exam papers ask us to think about issues from different angles. This develops our analytical abilities.11 Jan 2012 - 12:00am