Education

Bad Education

Winnie Yeung HK-magazine 10.04.2009
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Hong Kong public schools’ attitude to sex education is outmoded and ultimately damaging to our youth, writes Winnie Yeung.

Parents to suffer with price hikes on school books

Beatrice Siu The Standard 09.04.2009
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The start of the 3-3-4 academic structure in September, extending free education from nine to 12 years, will be bittersweet for parents.


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The fine-tuning of medium-of-instruction arrangements in secondary schools is a school-based initiative, Secretary for Education Michael Suen says, adding a school language policy should be devised for the ultimate good of students.

Legislators call for review of UGC

The Legislative Council has passed a motion calling on the government to carry out a comprehensive review of the role and functions of the University Grants Committee - including whether it should continue to exist.


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Chief Executive Donald Tsang has joined a group of enthusiastic student photographers and their teachers at a photo-taking activity at Government House.

Spokane college sued for blocking anti-abortion display

Janet I. Tu The Seattle Times 12.03.2009
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Spokane Falls Community College student Beth Sheeran and several fellow Christian students wanted to put up an anti-abortion display and distribute fliers on campus in January to mark the 36th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision.


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More resources will be allocated to allow more young people, especially junior secondary and senior primary students, to join exchange programmes on the Mainland, says Secretary for Education Michael Suen.

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Jacob Tsang, Hong Kong Jockey Club's Group Treasury Director, has been appointed to the Quality Education Fund Investment Committee for two years from tomorrow, the Education Bureau says.


Beauty mogul Bobbi Brown launches cosmetics class at Emerson

Jill Radsken BostonHerald.com 05.03.2009
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Emerson College is set to start its Bobbi Brown Program in Makeup Artistry. The one-day workshops have already sold out - and the cosmetics mogul isn’t even doing the teaching - and the school expects a similar response to the more intensive summe...

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Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn believes that in order to teach children to conserve and protect plants, they should first learn to appreciate their beauty and usefulness. Then, our children will be so impressed that they will d...


ESF wants public funds for $600m school remakes

Bonnie Chen and Adele Wong The Standard 19.02.2009
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The English Schools Foundation is to ask the government to support a HK$600 million plan it has to redevelop Kowloon Junior School and give King George V School a facelift.

Testing times for medical students

Patsy Moy The Standard 17.02.2009
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Students wishing to enter Chinese University's faculty of medicine may have to pass aptitude and personality tests along with enrollment interviews to ensure they have the right character for the profession.


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A 12-day winter camp for Russian students kicked off here Sunday as a reciprocal program that marks the 60th founding anniversary of diplomatic ties between China and Russia, according to the Ministry of Education.

Sacking fears of university union

The Standard 09.02.2009
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Baptist University is seeking to give its vice chancellor almost absolute power to lay off teaching staff without going through the established disciplinary procedure, a staff union claims.


Change We Can Believe In

HK-magazine.com 30.01.2009
Change We Can Believe In

Want to take your career to a higher level, or even in a new direction altogether? Try these grown-up classes on for size. By HK Staff.

Fear and trauma in Gaza's schools

Alex Dziadosz Al Jazeera 25.01.2009
Fear and trauma in Gaza's schools

As students filed into the courtyard of Asma elementary school in Gaza City for the first time since the Israeli offensive began, they were greeted by a bleak reminder of the violence that left more than 1,300 Palestinians dead and thousands injured.


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The Innovation and Technology Commission is expanding its internship subsidy scheme to benefit more local university graduates.

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A designated webpage on the national education activity series will be launched on the Education Bureau website mid-year to provide a one-stop online platform with links to information on activities the bureau and other social organisations organise.


Voices raised on use of English in classrooms

Paul Mozur The Standard 16.01.2009
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Dissenting voices marked a Legislative Council panel meeting on teaching language reforms designed to introduce more English into the classroom.

14 Percent of U.S. Adults Can't Read

Live Science 12.01.2009
14 Percent of U.S. Adults Can't Read

About 14 percent of U.S. adults won't be reading this article. Well, okay, most people won't read it, given all the words that are published these days to help us understand and navigate the increasingly complex world. But about 1 in 7 can't read ...



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