Eleanor Duckworth

Getting down to business

Five junior reporters received scholarships from the Richard Ivey School of Business Asia to join its summer business programme last month.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 10:54pm

Liberal studies failing to meet goals set for it

Most teachers are spoon-feeding students in liberal studies classes, a University of Hong Kong study has found, despite this method being discouraged in a subject that was a key component of education reforms.

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

It's never too late to start over

When Wang Xiaoyu, 27, graduated from university he landed a coveted computer-engineering job at a nuclear plant. But three months later, he followed his heart to become a teacher. After a difficult start, he is now one of the leading advanced placement (AP) physics teachers for mainland students who hope to study in the US.

Why did you change jobs?

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

What do you wish your teachers knew about you?

Eugene Wong Jun-yen, 18, PAOC Ka Chi Secondary School

Dear Teachers, I'm sorry for chewing gum or sleeping in class. It's impolite, but to stay awake, I need gum; if I'm not to chew gum, I need more sleep. That's because I don't get enough rest owing to the workload assigned by all of you. Sincerely, Bad Student

16 Nov 2011 - 12:00am


Disney parade proves a big hit

I joined the school's English Activities Committee in Form Four. We are responsible for promoting the language on our campus. This is very important because we are a CMI (Chinese medium of instruction) school.

14 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Life is about making connections

Jeremy Lieberman, director of operations for Asia-Pacific at Bubba Gump Shrimp, which owns a chain of seafood restaurants inspired by the 1994 movie Forrest Gump, embodies some of the admirable character traits of the film's leading man. Like the fictional character of Gump, Lieberman, 46, is philosophical, inspirational and determined.

5 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Engaging 'hearts and minds'

Allen Lo joined UBS wealth management in 1997 and, 12 years later, is not only CEO of the bank's Hong Kong branch, but has also collected a series of other titles denoting diverse roles within the organisation and across the Asia-Pacific region. Based in Hong Kong, Lo focuses mainly on strategic business development, talent management, media relations and risk management.

8 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Seeing it their way is key to sex education

Zhang Chao, 30, has been a biology teacher at a high school in Beijing for eight years. He gained wide fame after his 'bold and avant-garde' sex lecture to teenagers became a popular video on the internet this year.

What makes you popular among students?

19 Dec 2010 - 12:00am


Don't worship your idols blindly

Teenagers often look up to pop stars as role models. But teachers and parents may by alarmed by such worshipping of pop idols.

I have idols, too. I am drawn to their wonderful voices. Sometimes my idols can fulfil my emotional needs and inspire me.

15 Dec 2010 - 12:00am


Spoiled brats need better manners

Many children in Hong Kong are spoiled. They are lazy and selfish. Their parents treat them like little emperors and empresses. The children are bad at communicating properly with others and their behaviour could have a negative affect when they grow up.

7 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Gaga over gadgets

Earlier this month, The Education Project had its second annual global summit in Bahrain. The summit brings together top education policymakers and professors, teachers and administrators, innovators and 'edu-preneurs', to discuss key issues and developments in education.

21 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

A guest's smile means so much

A well-respected veteran with 28 years in the hospitality sector, Romain Chan has worked for international hotel chains including Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt and Shangri-La, everywhere from the United States and Japan to the Philippines, Vietnam and the mainland.

9 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Disney's advocate for excellence

Appointed last year as vice-president of park operations at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, Noble Coker has an extensive brief. He is responsible for attractions, guest services, merchandise, facility services, security, safety, fire and health services.

4 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Keep doors open and be passionate

In overseeing more than 14,000 employees and 220 restaurants in Hong Kong, Shirley Chang also has the distinction of being the first woman managing director of McDonald's in Asia. Originally from Taiwan and trained as a nurse, she joined the company as a crew member in 1984 and steadily rose through the ranks to become director of operations in her home market by 1996.

14 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Curiosity inspires cosmetics boss

Now leading the active cosmetics division of L'Oreal Hong Kong, Katherine Fung has been moving up in the beauty industry for many years. As general manager, she is responsible for building brands, supervising retailers, and accelerating over-the-counter sales of dermo-cosmetic products. More recently, she has also taken charge of developing the company's beauty salon and spa businesses.

24 Jul 2010 - 12:00am