The implementation of the voucher scheme for kindergartens has greatly added to the work burden and stress suffered by teachers and principals, a survey found this week.Saturday, 15 November, 2008, 12:00am
About 5,000 kindergarten teachers have signed a Professional Teachers' Union petition for an early review of the voucher scheme.
Education lawmaker and union president Cheung Man-kwong said the petition aimed to make the government aware of the pressure kindergarten teachers were facing under the voucher scheme.15 Nov 2008 - 12:00am
The spiralling world economy may have taken some of the gloss off the world's leading industrial nation, but the United States' position as the premier destination for international postgraduates remains intact.15 Nov 2008 - 12:00am
When a child goes to a nursery school or kindergarten at the tender age of two or three, it's a huge step as it marks possibly the first time for both parent and child that they will be separated.15 Nov 2008 - 12:00am
My daughter has just started kindergarten. Although she cried a little for the first couple of days she seemed generally fine. But the second week has been much worse. She clings to me and cries when I drop her off. Is there anything I can do to make the 'goodbye' less painful for both of us?
Teacher Julie McGuire replies:20 Sep 2008 - 12:00am
The threat of closure hangs over 66 primary schools next year as they have failed to attract enough students for more than a single Primary One class, figures released yesterday by the Education Bureau show.9 Sep 2008 - 12:00am
The Education Bureau is due to distribute application forms for next year's Primary One admissions to government and aided schools on Monday. The system is open to any children born on or before December 31, 2003, and who have not yet attended primary school. The forms are available at the children's own preschool and the bureau's district offices.6 Sep 2008 - 12:00am
Schools have stepped up hygiene and other health measures as they prepare to start the new academic year under the shadow of the mystery virus that is killing children.
Education premises from kindergartens to secondary schools have been scrubbed and disinfected, lunch menus are being changed to help fight the virus and special cleaning facilities are being installed.28 Aug 2008 - 12:00am
Too much assessment is forcing schools to drill Primary Six students, placing them under study pressure and limiting their opportunities for extracurricular activities, according to a survey of teachers and parents released yesterday.16 Jul 2008 - 12:00am
When Ceci Li Wing-man failed to get into a university two years ago, she realised that she would have to enrol in an associate degree programme.30 Jun 2008 - 12:00am