Education Reform

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New Year's revolution

On the last day of every year, we look back at what we've done with mixed feelings.

I always feel that I have not done enough or tried my best.

Thursday, 1 February, 2007, 12:00am

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Is the death sentence acceptable?

We all know that Saddam Hussein did some terrible things. He abused his power and people died because of him.

He was executed for his crimes. But was this the right thing to do? Did he deserve forgiveness?

Some international groups, such as the United Nations, are against capital punishment.

16 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Howard calls for national curriculum

Australian Prime Minister John Howard has called on the eight states and territories to adopt a single national school curriculum.

Mr Howard said the move would improve education standards and prevent thousands of students from being disadvantaged when they move between states.

13 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Easing teachers' stress

About 46 per cent of Hong Kong's teachers are working at stress levels they call 'high' or 'very high', according to a report released last month. It was produced by the Committee on Teachers' Work, set up almost one year ago to look into teachers' stress.

4 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

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Class work is more practical

I wish that teachers would stop giving us assignments. Homework is bad for our health and our relationships with friends and parents. It should be possible to replace homework with class work.

Homework makes us stressed, because we have to finish it before a deadline.

3 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Time management

Hey, what's everyone doing on the weekend?

I'm going to a party at my friend's house.

I'm heading to the beach to surf and catch some rays.

It's not fair, I can't do anything! I've got homework this weekend, it's such a drag.

You need to learn how to manage your time better, so you can have some fun.

2 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Do your homework first and play without worries

Students do not always manage their time well. When the weekend begins, most of them sing karaoke or play on their computer. Some even prefer to daydream rather than study.

However, when Sunday comes, they begin to regret not making use of Saturday. They have to study hard on Sunday, and go to sleep late.

Then they are tired and cannot concentrate on Monday.

21 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Teacher stress 'not just result of reform'

Report makes 18 recommendations for schools

The stress suffered by teachers is not solely the result of bigger workloads created by education reforms, an independent advisory group reported yesterday.

20 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

The year that went from gaffe to gaffe

Reviewing the Hong Kong education year, it seems that it started with a gaffe - and looks set to end with one.

16 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Students give teachers improvement tips

Several hundred teachers and principals were given a lesson on how to run their schools this week from an unlikely source - their students.

9 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

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Our cheerful teacher

For Form Six and Seven, I have a funny English teacher. He has a long name that I believe not too many students can remember.

He has curly hair and he is very cute. In English lessons, I always laugh a lot because he makes so many jokes.

8 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Finish your homework before watching TV

I think that most people enjoy watching television.

TV programmes can provide information or entertainment.

Watching TV can also reduce pain.

Researchers found that children watching cartoons felt less pain while giving a blood sample than those who were not.

This finding is very interesting.

6 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Do your best and you will be happy

My English teacher is called Mrs Lau. She is kind and hard-working. She is also a good mother.

I have learned a lot from her.

Every night, she stays up late typing notes which she gives out to us during lessons. She wants to make the lessons as easy as possible.

30 Aug 2006 - 12:00am


Academic superstars a waste of money

26 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Teachers unsure of ability to implement reforms

Time constraints and work pressures leave educators at sea

Fewer than half of the city's secondary school teachers feel capable of implementing government education reforms effectively, a Chinese University survey shows.

20 Aug 2006 - 12:00am