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Hong Kong Professional Teachers' Union

Ombudsman probes textbook publishers

The Ombudsman is investigating the government funding of two Beijing-loyalist centres that published textbooks for the national education course starting next month and sent them to schools.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 10:54pm

Government needs schooling in tactics

The government's move to compel national education is proving to be quite an education in itself.

Yesterday marked the end of a four-month public consultation on the idea, a key political objective of Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and a pet cause of pro-Beijing Hongkongers who fear that the city suffers from a lack of identity with the rest of China.

1 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Torture 'acceptable' to many teachers

Many of Hong Kong's liberal studies teachers find the use of torture acceptable in police investigations and believe social stability should come before individual liberties, according to a survey result described as shocking by a teachers' union.

9 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Pupils and parents demonstrate to keep Form Four funding

Some 1,200 students and parents protested yesterday against the Education Bureau's plan to stop funding Form Four classes in some schools next year.

The protesters from Buddhist Tai Kwong Middle School, Buddhist Hui Yuan College and Buddhist Chi Hong Chi Lam Memorial College in Tai Po, and Sung Lan Middle School in Sha Tin, held a protest at Chater Garden in Central.

12 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Schools get reprieve as talks continue

A handful of secondary schools tipped for closure have been given a temporary reprieve while the government looks for ways to avoid shutting them down.

Education Secretary Michael Suen Ming-yeung met eight representatives of the Hong Kong Professional Teachers' Union yesterday to discuss ways to prevent school closures.

17 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Pick of the year

Lonely teenagers looking for love and sympathy may find it in the books written by Quenby, who was recently voted the favourite writer of local secondary school students.

15 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Stress-relief plan 'fails our teachers'

Education groups still worried over government's refusal to rule out school closures and introduce smaller classes

Education bodies have criticised measures proposed by the education minister to relieve teacher stress.

28 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

30 secondary schools face forced mergers

Government proposal is greeted with disdain by legislators who want smaller class sizes amid falling student numbers

At least 30 secondary schools that run fewer than 12 classes may have to merge under a government proposal to deal with falling student numbers resulting from the declining birth rate.

11 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Teachers to march for small classes

Teachers from more than 200 schools are to march to government offices tomorrow to demand smaller classes across the board within five years.

7 May 2005 - 12:00am

Schools snub bid to stop pirates

Secondary schools have given a government campaign aimed at teaching students not to buy pirated music, films, software and fake consumer goods the cold shoulder.

Just 14 out of 501 took part in the drive, run by the Hong Kong Intellectual Property Department with the support of the Hong Kong Professional Teachers' Union.

26 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

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