News in December

 

Education Mogul Sorry for Blaming Women for Nation’s Decline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Authors: Various

Date: November 23, 2018

Summary:

These pieces of news are about a heated discussion recently on China education tycoon Yu Minhong. Yu is widely known in China as a giant in the world of education, and his business has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange since 2006. This education billionaire has courted controversy with comments he made about Chinese women such as “Chinese women pick men based on their ability to make money, and they don't care if they are good people” and “Chinese women's depravity has led to the nation's depravity” in a live conference. The issue especially captured the attention of netizens when Chinese female actress Zhang Yuqi criticized him on Weibo that attracted over 115,700 comments so far. Yu apologized for what he did on the same day. Check these out to find more about the story.

Sources:

BBC

https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-46261469

Global Times

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1127986.shtml

South China Morning Post

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2174259/chinese-women-are-working-diligently-says-education-mogul-who

What’s on Weibo

https://www.whatsonweibo.com/controversy-over-yu-minhong-suggesting-that-women-are-responsible-for-decline-of-the-country/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spearheading an Inclusive Approach to Special Needs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Authors: May Chan Rhodes

Date: December 25, 2018

Summary:

According to the Audit Commission, there were 42,890 students with Special Educational Needs (SEN) studying in the 844 local mainstream Hong Kong schools in 2016/2017 academic year. There is a need to training experts, including current students, special education needs co-ordinators, school guidance teachers and school social workers in SEN counselling and intervention strategies on the individual, group, school and family levels, mentioned by Dr. Sarah Luk from the department of educational psychology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). The article also introduced some details of a master program of SEN, where students can choose to specialise in counselling and comprehensive guidance for the development of pupils. Check it out if you are interested.

Sources:

South China Morning Post

Access: https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education/article/2179073/spearheading-inclusive-approach-special-needs