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Education Reform

Reforms affecting daily teaching 'most disliked'

The schools consolidation policy, benchmark tests for language teachers and a citywide school assessment scheme remained unpopular among educators, a poll has found.

Saturday, 15 March, 2008, 12:00am


I don't understand why the school my children attend has different ways of grouping or setting students for different subjects? In some they are banded according to ability, in others they are mixed together. Shouldn't they be streamed according to their performance?

Teacher Jake Burnett replies:

8 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Children give family happiness a 'B'

Most children in Hong Kong say they have a happy family life, even though they don't have much time to be with their parents, a survey has found.

The Happy Family survey, organised by the Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong interviewed 372 children and their parents last year.

16 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Fine balance between too little, too much

Local schools continue to find themselves torn between conflicting views over the amount of homework that should be given to students, a seminar was told this week.

2 Feb 2008 - 12:00am


Quality control

I think most consumers have a contrasting impression of products which are 'Made in China' or 'Made in Japan'.

Products made by Japanese companies usually have higher quality control in production, so people prefer them, even if they are expensive.

8 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

This week's question What's your New Year resolution?

Jordan Carey, 14

30 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Make time to relax

Hong Kong is a very stressful city and most students, especially senior form students, stay up late at night to complete their homework and revision.

Students complain about the stressful education system because they don't know how to strike a balance between study and play.

Instead of complaining, they should find a way to manage their time wisely.

5 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

HK must give its pupils all-round skills

Hong Kong pupils' high rankings in maths, science and reading skills have been confirmed in global survey after survey. These authoritative studies compare the foundational academic skills of students globally, and our students frequently come out on top, or close to it.

5 Dec 2007 - 12:00am


Burdened by too much homework

Every day students have so much homework to do they hardly have any free time. And sometimes they have to prepare for tests the next day. With such heavy school load it would be well past midnight before they can get the chance to go to bed.

This is all very unhealthy. A reasonable amount of homework would be helpful.

3 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

HK pupils shine in international literacy study

Gains attributed to changes following education reforms

Hong Kong 10-year-olds' outstanding performance in a major international literacy study is largely due to an increased emphasis on reading in schools following curriculum reform, the academic who administered the test locally said yesterday.

30 Nov 2007 - 12:00am