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  • Dec 27, 2014
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Educational Stages

Kindergarten voucher scheme must be for all

When the kindergarten voucher subsidy scheme was announced in 2006, the Education Bureau told lawmakers the government's vision was for all children to receive affordable and quality pre-primary education.

Friday, 26 February, 2010, 12:00am

10-hour school days come under fire

Situation vacant: Student. Hours: 8am to 6pm. Conditions: willing to work for two institutions in one day. Pay: none. Extra duties: homework. Age: three to six.

That's right, three to six. Children at the dawn of their education are being introduced early to the Hong Kong work ethic by parents enrolling them in two kindergartens at once.

17 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Vouchers feed trend of 'dual-kinder kids'

Situation vacant: Student. Hours: 8am to 6pm. Conditions: willing to work for two institutions in one day. Pay: none. Extra duties: homework. Age: three to six.

That's right, three to six. Children at the dawn of their education are being introduced early to the Hong Kong work ethic by parents enrolling them in two kindergartens at once.

30 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Integrated approach gives children a wider global view

Elizabeth Randall is superintendent of early childhood education at Yew Chung International School.

How has globalisation affected Yew Chung's approach to early childhood education?

20 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Embracing a world of difference

Kindergartens in Hong Kong are integrating more activities to raise children's awareness of cultural and ethnic diversity as the importance of nurturing 'global-mindedness' among preschoolers is recognised.

20 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Get off to a flying start

All parents want the best education for their little prince or princess. And in Hong Kong there's no shortage of choice. You can pick from hundreds of internationally run schools, small independent kindergartens or non-profit organisations.

14 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Buck-passing by officials on school operating illegally

Government action over a Montessori school that is operating illegally descended into farce yesterday after the Education Bureau passed the case to the Social Welfare Department - which promptly referred it back again.

4 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Hong Kong Faces

Lillian Lui Lai-hung used to earn HK$25,000 a month as a teacher-in-charge at one kindergarten. Now she earns just HK$4,500 a month as principal of another. But she's happy because she feels she's doing a worthwhile job, helping a struggling school to stay open.

24 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Classroom reforms 'will raise English skills'

Allowing more schools to use English in the classroom will increase by half the number of junior secondary school students capable of learning in the language, education minister Michael Suen Ming-yeung said yesterday.

30 May 2009 - 12:00am

Non-locals lead way in campus research slots

More than half the places on research programmes at Hong Kong's universities are filled by non-locals - overwhelmingly mainlanders - and mainland students dominate several key research fields, in one case filling more than 85 per cent of places.

25 May 2009 - 12:00am

Teachers to protest over vouchers

Kindergarten teachers are planning to take to the streets on Sunday to renew their demands for an immediate review of the government's voucher scheme.

22 May 2009 - 12:00am

Inequities cast cloud on voucher scheme

Three-year-old Maris Mak Wan-sze and her brother Thomas Mak Yiu-nam, 6, from Sham Shui Po go to the same Mong Kok nursery school for the same number of hours a week and are both entitled to help with the fees.

22 May 2009 - 12:00am

Australia in A$5.3b boost

The Australian tertiary education sector has welcomed the federal government's decision to provide an extra 50,000 university places and significantly boost research funding.

This week's federal budget allocated A$5.3 billion (HK$31.5 billion) to tertiary education, research and innovation over the next six years.

15 May 2009 - 12:00am

Students put hopes in internships

To prepare themselves for a job and gain work experience, university students are seeking internships.

Liu Huixi, a senior student at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, has been sending out his CV to different companies since the start of the term. But the response has not been encouraging.

7 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Push for review of kindergarten vouchers

Legislators have passed a motion demanding an immediate review of the kindergarten voucher scheme after hearing a catalogue of complaints about its operation from principals and teachers.

21 Mar 2009 - 12:00am