Issue: November 08, 2010   (Archive)
Saturday, November 28, 2015   

More to league tables than meets the eye
NATIONAL PERFORMANCE TABLES for schools have been a hot topic for debate in Britain since 1992 - when Conservative politicians became keen on the idea of informing parents how schools were performing so that they could choose where to send their children.

Can entrepreneurship be taught?
Some say that the teaching of entrepreneurship is a paradox.

Importance of boredom
I'M BORED. WHAT parent isn't familiar with that phrase? Yet this week's column is for the grown-ups and the kids as we look at some of the psychological and economic functions of boredom.

Discussing design
To help foster the development of art and design, the Global Design Network Symposium will be held to discuss design-related issues from December 2 and 3 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Real deal on China
Preconceived notions of the mainland by Western business people can be misleading. For not only has China changed immensely under Deng Xiaoping's open- door policy, the country is also infinitely more complex a place than what one might imagine.

Tips on getting those essays in tip-top condition
ESSAY WRITING NEED not be the mind-numbing bore many students perceive it to be. It is only as mundane as one chooses it to be.

Easier than ever to get into law school?
A RECENT ARTICLE by The Wall Street Journal ( SB=*BLOWN MEASURE* 10001424127887323320404578213223967518096) = suggested that every year the economy creates 21,800 jobs for new lawyers in the United States.

Pincer movement
The numbers of horseshoe crabs in Hong Kong are declining. To raise awareness of this remarkable creature, Ocean Park Conservation Foundation partnered with City University of Hong Kong to hold a Juvenile Horseshoe Crab Rearing Programme.

Interviewing for inquisitive minds, individual thought
When interview day looms for a place at boarding school, there is a great deal of preparation to be done and tactics to be decided upon in order for Hong Kong children to stand out from the crowd and do themselves and their families proud.

Cue, Quebec
For tourists, Quebec might be known for Cirque du Soleil, Celine Dion, whale- watching, or its European architecture seemingly untouched by time. But for international students, Quebec education is a hidden gem.

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