Katherine Forestier

Dr Katherine Forestier is adjunct assistant professor in the Department of International Education and Lifelong Learning at the Education University of Hong Kong and a former education editor at the Post.
Katherine Forestier
Dr Katherine Forestier is adjunct assistant professor in the Department of International Education and Lifelong Learning at the Education University of Hong Kong and a former education editor at the Post.

Latest from Katherine Forestier

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.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

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.

When will Hong Kong get its first woman university vice-chancellor?
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.

22 Mar 2018 - 9:40PM

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.

Hong Kong schools need performance reviews, with or without TSA
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.

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

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.

Boy trouble: gender gap in Hong Kong public exam results cannot be ignored any longer
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

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

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

Hong Kong education reform continues, but Beijing’s role presents new challenges
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. 

21 Sep 2015 - 10:33AM

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. 

Why academics say Chinese methods won't pay off in Western schools
Insight: greater clarity needed about what professional qualifications mean
Insight: principal's letters are a masterclass in teaching
Massive open online courses are shaking up higher education
Insight: intercultural exchanges at colleges fall short of expectations
Insight: online courses to transform university education, not replace it
Insight: schools must not discriminate against our most vulnerable children
Children's Books
1 May 1993 - 12:00AM
Children's Books
Children's Books
6 Feb 1993 - 12:00AM
Children's Books
Children's books
5 Jun 1993 - 12:00AM
Children's books
Children's Books
11 Dec 1993 - 12:00AM
Children's Books
Fairy-tale magic in the modern world
Book reviews
9 Oct 1993 - 12:00AM
Book reviews
The learning game
20 Dec 1993 - 12:00AM
The learning game
Singular route to stardom
24 Apr 1993 - 12:00AM
Singular route to stardom
No sex please we're Maoists
16 Oct 1993 - 12:00AM
No sex please we're Maoists
Children's Books
12 Mar 1994 - 12:00AM
Children's Books
Children's Books
7 Aug 1993 - 12:00AM
Children's Books
HK's fat chance
13 Dec 1993 - 12:00AM
HK's fat chance
Wives still left with washing up
Children's Books
13 Nov 1993 - 12:00AM
Children's Books
Children's books
8 Jan 1994 - 12:00AM
Children's books
Put in the picture
3 May 1994 - 12:00AM
Put in the picture
Secretary saw that Jennie's truth was told
Women's sexual freedom fighter
29 Jan 1994 - 12:00AM
Women's sexual freedom fighter
First into the market is not necessarily the best dressed