The Ragged Edge of the World
by Eugene Linden (read by Luis Moreno)
Recorded Books (audiobook)
Three cheers for small-class teaching
I support the proposal for small-class teaching in some schools.
Two weeks ago, the government failed in its attempt to force publishers to cut the rising cost of school textbooks by separating the sales of textbooks and free teaching materials.
Education remains one of the most contentious policy areas in Hong Kong for a number of reasons: spoon-fed teaching, rigid curriculums, competitive exams, endless reforms.
1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
by Charles Mann
Alfred A Knopf (e-book)
Publishers have agreed to separate sales of school textbooks from teaching materials in three key subjects, starting next year.
Twenty years after proclaiming the end of history, Francis Fukuyama has returned to his favourite subject. His new book, The Origins of Political Order, is a fascinating, sweeping chronicle of man...
The row over textbook prices dragged on yesterday, with publishers saying it was virtually impossible to separate existing books from teaching materials because of royalties.
Textbook publishers gave the government a poke in the eye yesterday by announcing a price rise of up to five per cent this year.
If we were to compare Hong Kong universities with their peer institutions abroad, what single difference would be most apparent? The lack of textbooks here.
Somebody Else's Century
by Patrick Smith
Pantheon Books HK$208
Should mainland maids be allowed to work in Hong Kong?
Many families employ foreign domestic helpers to handle household affairs, as well as to take care of children and elderly...