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20 01, 2020

Hong Kong schools struggling to teach Chinese to ethnic minority students, sparking calls for more government funding to tackle problem

By | 2020-01-20T16:24:54+00:00 January 20th, 2020|Education|Comments Off on Hong Kong schools struggling to teach Chinese to ethnic minority students, sparking calls for more government funding to tackle problem

Three in five teachers are not confident in teaching Chinese to ethnic minority students, a survey has found, sparking calls for schools to be given more support.The poll, commissioned by the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC), also showed that 93 pe...

20 01, 2020

British schools rush to open new campuses in Greater Bay Area, betting on need for international schooling amid area’s growth

By | 2020-01-20T10:00:08+00:00 January 20th, 2020|Education|Comments Off on British schools rush to open new campuses in Greater Bay Area, betting on need for international schooling amid area’s growth

British education institutions are rushing to open campuses in the Greater Bay Area (GBA), betting that the 11 cities around the Pearl River’s delta in southern China will become the growth centre for international schools in their quest for talent and...

17 01, 2020

Hong Kong universities adopt safety first approach as protest fears force them to suspend student exchange programmes

By | 2020-01-17T14:02:19+00:00 January 17th, 2020|Education|Comments Off on Hong Kong universities adopt safety first approach as protest fears force them to suspend student exchange programmes

Hundreds of mainland and international exchange students will not be coming to Hong Kong after three more universities revealed on Friday that incoming exchange programmes had been cancelled amid the ongoing anti-government protests.Among the eight pub...

17 01, 2020

Pioneering Wellbeing in Hong Kong Schools

By | 2020-01-17T04:17:36+00:00 January 17th, 2020|Education|Comments Off on Pioneering Wellbeing in Hong Kong Schools

[Sponsored Article] The link between mental wellbeing and overall health has received increasing attention over the last decade. We often consider the impact on adults, but starting good physical habits as well as building resilience is essential from...

16 01, 2020

Hong Kong educators want students to act independently, take responsibility and reconcile tensions, survey finds

By | 2020-01-16T16:37:46+00:00 January 16th, 2020|Education|Comments Off on Hong Kong educators want students to act independently, take responsibility and reconcile tensions, survey finds

Most Hong Kong teachers and principals want students to be able to act independently, reconcile tensions and dilemmas and strengthen their values education under future curriculum reforms, according to a survey.The joint survey by Chinese University an...

16 01, 2020

A school that cares about children’s wellbeing

By | 2020-01-16T06:36:20+00:00 January 16th, 2020|Education|Comments Off on A school that cares about children’s wellbeing

[Sponsored Article] The very best schools put just as much, if not more emphasis on children’s wellbeing as on academic success and Malvern College Hong Kong (MCHK) is an elite school that abides by this philosophy.  According to a 2018 report by th...

14 01, 2020

University of Hong Kong starts procedure to decide whether co-founder of Occupy movement Benny Tai should be fired from his teaching job

By | 2020-01-14T12:18:52+00:00 January 14th, 2020|Education|Comments Off on University of Hong Kong starts procedure to decide whether co-founder of Occupy movement Benny Tai should be fired from his teaching job

The University of Hong Kong has started a procedure to decide whether one of its professors who co-founded the Occupy movement should be fired, an action described as “unjust” by an alumni group as the scholar is still seeking an appeal against his cri...

14 01, 2020

Education Bureau slammed for allowing Hong Kong’s private schools to charge millions for priority enrolment

By | 2020-01-14T11:14:03+00:00 January 14th, 2020|Education|Comments Off on Education Bureau slammed for allowing Hong Kong’s private schools to charge millions for priority enrolment

Hong Kong’s government watchdog has slammed the Education Bureau for a “liberal” interpretation of regulations that has allowed private schools to charge some parents millions of dollars in miscellaneous fees in exchange for priority in their children’...

13 01, 2020

How to make a career switch in Hong Kong with postgraduate programmes

By | 2020-01-13T04:04:59+00:00 January 13th, 2020|Education|Comments Off on How to make a career switch in Hong Kong with postgraduate programmes

For all kinds of reasons, professionals who have started out on one career track can have a sudden epiphany. Perhaps they come to realise that, despite their best efforts, they are not cut out for the commercial world with its cycle of meetings about s...

12 01, 2020

In the wake of campus clashes, at least four Hong Kong universities restrict public access to open spaces … but should they?

By | 2020-01-12T07:30:07+00:00 January 12th, 2020|Education|Comments Off on In the wake of campus clashes, at least four Hong Kong universities restrict public access to open spaces … but should they?

Four Hong Kong universities have decided, in the wake of anti-government protests, to restrict access to campuses, including open spaces which members of the public were previously allowed to use.In the 2000s, Polytechnic University (PolyU), the Univer...