Education Reform

Work out a study plan to cope with exam stress

I think Hong Kong students face too much pressure.

There is a lot of homework and assessments. The heavy workload puts us under stress and takes the joy out of learning.

Friday, 20 April, 2007, 12:00am


My son is in his last year of primary school. His levels in maths and English are just average. As a result, I don't think he will get into a top secondary school in Hong Kong. I am wondering whether I should send him to Toronto to live with his grandmother for his secondary school education. Do you think this would be best for him?

30 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

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School uniform makes life easier

I'm writing in response to the letter 'Uniform complaint' (Young Post, February 28).

The writer thinks wearing a uniform is not beneficial, but I think there are many advantages.

Firstly, I don't agree that school uniforms are expensive.

A uniform costs about HK$250.

29 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Find a common interest and make more friends

When I was in Primary One, I did not have any friends. I was shy and afraid, and also bored and sad.

Now I have many friends. All of them are kind and nice. I think having friends is important. If you do not have any friends at school, you will feel very sad.

26 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Expert backs call for smaller classes

Education reform adviser says political capital can be made as parents see benefits for their children

A leading international expert on education reform has added his weight to the growing call for smaller classes.

24 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Kindergartens criticised over tests, rote learning

Paper tests and rote learning remain common in kindergartens despite government attempts to promote less intensive teaching methods, inspection reports released yesterday show.

Many kindergartens were taken to task for teaching children to write too early, while at least two were criticised for relying on 'robotic' writing exercises.

15 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Best solution to problems is talking it over

A new teacher has come to our school. Unfortunately, he became my class teacher. My classmates and I tried to be kind to him, but he's very strict and moody.

I understand that teachers face a lot of pressure. But teachers must also understand that students are stressed, too. Homework, tests and exams exert a lot of pressure on us.

13 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

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Children should have happy, care-free life

Many children join extra-curricular activities, including music and kung fu lessons, during weekends.

Some of them are forced to attend the classes by their parents, who have high expectations of their children. They don't realise this could harm their child's development.

12 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Prodigy only a mouse-click away from changing sector

HE HAS BEEN VOTED one of the '20 teens who will change the world' by the American magazine, Teen People, and has chatted with Oprah Winfrey on a couch usually reserved for A-list celebrities.

His catalogue of media appearances may resemble a movie star's schedule or a politician's campaign trail but Michael Furdyk's talent is not the type that usually attracts headlines.

10 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

New column to help you cope with exam fears

A lot of students have to do their homework beginning Saturday night. I think weekend homework should be abolished.

With homework scheduled for Saturday night and the whole Sunday, how can we find time to help around the house, play football or basketball, watch a movie, spend time with our family or relax?

2 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Dirty business

MANY STUDENTS leave their homework until the last minute because they spend too long playing video games or listening to music.

Suddenly faced with a deadline, some choose the easy way out - they pay someone to do their work.

Cheats are turning to the internet to get their assignments done.

1 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Have you asked others to do your homework for you?

Name: Jeanne So

Age: 22

Top Tunes: Western pop songs

1 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Online study helps put busy golf pro on the fairway to success

FOR PROFESSIONALS working in the service industry, it is difficult to take part in an MBA programme because of the odd working hours. But the impossible can become possible if they choose to study online.

Kavin Kam Ka-vin, an MBA student at U21Global, said studying online enabled him to learn any time without having to travel to a campus for lessons.

10 Feb 2007 - 12:00am


My daughter has always enjoyed school but since entering Primary Six the pressure seems to have increased enormously. She gets very nervous about the frequent tests and has started grinding her teeth at night. She is already worried about the Standard Assessment Tests at the end of the year. The amount of homework has also increased.

3 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

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Height is not a barrier to success

Some Hong Kong students are much shorter than others.

They may feel bad about this, but they have a lot of advantages.

If someone throws a ball at them carelessly, they don't need to worry about getting hurt. They can duck quickly and will be safe.

2 Feb 2007 - 12:00am