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Teaching Reading: Whole Language and Phonics

Teachers can easily dispense with textbooks in language classes

In recent weeks, a debate has been raging on the price of textbooks.

The government is urging publishers to lower prices, but publishers are unwilling to succumb.

Sunday, 20 May, 2012, 12:00am

Day camp millions would be better spent on teachers

I challenge the views of my NET colleague Gordon Gatti (Pride and joy in a job well done, Education Post March 9), regarding effectiveness of Primary Four English day camps.

16 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Lively lessons, not tests, key to English learning

I refer to the letter headlined 'Give students more tests' from Tin-yu Cheung (South China Morning Post, December 9).

The writer says the best way to improve English standards of students is to have more tests. However, this may have adverse effects on students.

21 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Novel approach to education

Reading is an interesting hobby but not many people realise this, especially students. They do not like reading and even think it is a boring thing to do.

The Education Department's Extensive Reading Scheme aims to develop students' interest in reading. However, the books provided fail to catch students' attention.

30 Nov 1999 - 12:00am