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Education Reform

Local education system should align with international standard of learning

I refer to the letter from Umesh Kalro ('English first for better education', December 30). I strongly agree that Hong Kong's education system should be updated to meet with international standards.

Tuesday, 10 January, 2012, 12:00am


Let's hail the joyous spirit of Xmas

Christmas is just four days away and people's mood is already improving.

Shopping malls have been decorated with beautiful Christmas trees. And people are planning their Christmas celebrations.

21 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Keep it simple

If you ask local students what a perfect progressive verb is, chances are they will know. Not only that, but they may also tell you the difference between past perfect progressive and present perfect progressive. If you ask students at international schools the same question, chances are they will look at you as if you have two heads.

16 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

The power of positive thinking

As students, we face lots of problems, such as countless tests and homework. Although it is a common situation for all of us, we cannot deny that these problems leave us feeling exhausted. In fact, most of us dread the idea of doing this over and over again.

9 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

School pressure leads to materialism

Doing School: How We Are Creating a Generation of Stressed Out, Materialistic and Miseducated Students Denise Clark Pope Published by Yale University Press ISBN 978-0300098334

7 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Inquiry-based learning fosters creative and critical thinking skills

My child has just started a new school where they say they do the inquiry approach to learning. This all seems a bit vague to me. I would prefer proper subjects to be taught like in my day.

6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Dadzilla and Monster Mum

A two-year-old sits at the wheel of a BMW as his mum proudly films him driving along the streets of Hong Kong on his father's knee. Another dad threatens to jump from a Wan Chai footbridge after his son's application to an elite English-language school is rejected.

6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Getting children to do homework takes patience and encouragement

My son's homework has increased dramatically now he is in Year Six and he refuses to sit down and do it. Each night is a battle, and there have been tears and quite a bit of stress all round.

23 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Tips for learning a new language and communicating with teachers

My son is learning Putonghua at school but he tells me he doesn't like it. My husband and I are really keen for him to do well in the language as we aim to be in the region for the foreseeable future. What can we do to help?

16 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Life on the flip side

Ah Kim isn't an orphan, but most of the time he lives like one. Throughout his childhood, he has either lived in a children's home, stayed with a diehard clubber auntie on the mainland, or been left home alone by his mother, who works as a cashier at a massage parlour and doesn't get home until midnight.

9 Oct 2011 - 12:00am