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National education should be introduced as mandatory subject

The introduction of moral and national education in the primary and secondary school curriculum has proved to be controversial.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 1:51am


No substitute for native speakers

I refer to Tricia Cheong's letter ('View that native English-speaking teachers are better is very misguided', July 31), which was in reply to my letter ('Parents should beware of fraudulent tutorial centres that do not help children', July 24).

15 Aug 2012 - 11:15pm

Blending over backwards

Taiwanese illustrator Jimmy Liao's graphic novel A Chance of Sunshine occupies a special place in Stefan Harfich's collection of books.

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Learning valuable lessons

Hong Kong is completing its academic structure reform with the launch of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education examination in March and a four-year university degree to commence in September.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

DSS schools help fill gap

The fierce competition for international school places in Hong Kong has made world headlines, but there are more places than people think for students from various ethnic or multicultural backgrounds.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Early steps to fluency

Ten-year-old Kaia Herbst, who goes by the Chinese name of Xu Kaili, shrugs it off lightly when asked if she finds learning Putonghua difficult. 'It's easier to write it than speak it,'' says the International Montessori School (IMS) student.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Parents push for fair deal at school

The city's school system must address different educational needs, cut class sizes and give support to all demographic groups, say parents.

The calls have come in interviews by the South China Morning Post with three Hong Kong families for our chief executive debate series.

2 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

National education course should have nothing to do with indoctrination

There has been a great deal of debate about implementation of a national education course in our schools.

Sceptics have argued that such a subject could become one-sided, with an attempt made to implant in students knowledge and attitudes that take a perspective that favours the central government.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Critical steps

One thing that all three chief executive candidates do agree on is the provision of 15 years of free education. They also support the implementation of small-class teaching in schools, though to different extents.

13 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Learning in a brave new e-world

Ask any child whether he or she likes learning through iPads, laptops or iPods and the answer will probably be a resounding 'yes'.

But is that enough reason to pour most education resources into e-learning?

While e-learning is obviously an unstoppable force, not everyone agrees that it is the answer to all educational needs.

12 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Local education system should align with international standard of learning

I refer to the letter from Umesh Kalro ('English first for better education', December 30). I strongly agree that Hong Kong's education system should be updated to meet with international standards.

10 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Life lessons prove class act

While preparing for public examinations like their counterparts around the world, students at one school in Thailand also study core life values, such as truth, respect and honesty, as part of the curriculum. Roong Aroon School, in Bangkok, is a school with a difference.

30 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

The Bard has flown

Wynne Penelope Wong, a Primary Five student at St Paul's Co-educational College Primary School, used to be afraid of attending English lessons when she was younger.

'We have native speakers teaching us English at school. While my English wasn't that good, I used to be very intimidated,' the 10-year-old says.

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Demand grows for a truly international education

International chambers of commerce and business organisations have long been concerned about the adequacy of the provision of places in international schools in Hong Kong. With the economy growing strongly in recent years, companies are worried they would be unable to hire top-quality employees from around the world because their children may not be able to enrol in a suitable school here.

8 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Gap between pupils' and officials' expectations

What would students learn in 'national education' classes?

According to the consultation draft of the Education Bureau's 300-page curriculum guide for the course of study formally being called Moral and National Education, the subject would instil positive values and attitudes so as to 'facilitate identity building' through developing 'affection for the country'.

5 Sep 2011 - 12:00am