Katherine Forestier

Katherine Forestier

Katherine Forestier is a journalist and education consultant. She is a former education editor of the Post.

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Is Hong Kong facing an education crisis? Curriculum changes, ‘red lines’ and families rushing to leave

Mistrust of government and a new emphasis on national education could be accelerating an exodus from Hong Kong as parents seek a brighter future abroad for their children.

Mistrust of government and a new emphasis on national education could be accelerating an exodus from Hong Kong as parents seek a brighter future abroad for their children.

10 May 2021 - 12:26PM
Opinion | When will Hong Kong get its first woman university vice-chancellor?

Hong Kong should be embarrassed by the recent finding of too few women in academic research and senior management. This can change with an effort to promote interest in research among women and open the top jobs to capable women candidates.

Hong Kong should be embarrassed by the recent finding of too few women in academic research and senior management. This can change with an effort to promote interest in research among women and open the top jobs to capable women candidates.

27 Sep 2018 - 10:34AM
Hong Kong schools need performance reviews, with or without TSA

The revamp of the much-despised schools testing is welcome, though it won’t solve the problem of over-drilling. Further, some form of system-wide assessment is still needed to enable improvements.

The revamp of the much-despised schools testing is welcome, though it won’t solve the problem of over-drilling. Further, some form of system-wide assessment is still needed to enable improvements.

22 Mar 2018 - 9:40PM
Boy trouble: gender gap in Hong Kong public exam results cannot be ignored any longer

The success of girls in Hong Kong’s public exams and their dominance at university is cause for celebration, but it may be time to level the playing field for boys.

The success of girls in Hong Kong’s public exams and their dominance at university is cause for celebration, but it may be time to level the playing field for boys.

14 Feb 2018 - 7:24PM
Hong Kong education reform continues, but Beijing’s role presents new challenges

Twenty years of education reform in Hong Kong have produced successes, despite pressures over cost of living, minorities, special needs students and other concerns. Challenges remain, however, particularly meeting demands from students, parents – and mainland China

Twenty years of education reform in Hong Kong have produced successes, despite pressures over cost of living, minorities, special needs students and other concerns. Challenges remain, however, particularly meeting demands from students, parents – and mainland China

4 Feb 2018 - 5:27PM
Why academics say Chinese methods won't pay off in Western schools

Chinese vs. British education was the billing for a recent BBC TV documentary about Chinese teachers in a secondary school in England. But academics doubt the performance of children in China can be replicated because it is reinforced by societal expectations and discipline. 

Chinese vs. British education was the billing for a recent BBC TV documentary about Chinese teachers in a secondary school in England. But academics doubt the performance of children in China can be replicated because it is reinforced by societal expectations and discipline. 

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