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Japan’s new graduates facing grim job prospects

By Tue, Jan 18, 2011 7:23PM UTC Younger people in Japan want to have their voices heard. Picture: AP

TOKYO (AP) — A record one-third of Japanese university students graduating this spring have not found jobs, underscoring dwindling career opportunities for young people even as companies post robust profits. The latest numbers released by the government Tuesday were so bad they prompted officials to couple the report with new

Adapt and change

By Tue, Jan 18, 2011 7:26AM UTC

Supporting university students outside the classroom is equally important according to experts. Most Australian universities are now employing specialist professionals – focused on cultural adaptation – to work exclusively with international students in extra-curricular matters associated with overseas study including accommodation, personal welfare, part-time employment and careers placements according to

SKorea: English semi-kindergartens to be banned (sort of)

By Tue, Jan 18, 2011 7:18AM UTC

Original article in Korean is at this link. The Ministry of Science, Education, and Technology (교육과학기술부) has announced that it will punish English hagwons for children aged 3 to 5 that call themselves “English kindergartens” and use the form of a kindergarten by forcing them to close. The Ministry announced

Thai PM attends funeral of teacher killed in south

By Mon, Jan 17, 2011 7:54PM UTC

PATTANI, Thailand (AP) — Thailand’s prime minister has attended the funeral of a teacher killed in the far south and says his government is dedicated to ending the seven-year insurgency. Gunmen killed the math teacher Saturday as he rode his motorcycle home from school in Pattani province. His assailants are

Right to education in India: Pratham survey reveals no impact yet

By Mon, Jan 17, 2011 5:55PM UTC Indian students take lessons from their teacher inside a classroom at a school in Calcutta, India. Pic: AP.

Pratham, one of the best known NGOs working in education, last week released its Annual Status of Education report for India’s villages. The results, in the first year in which the Right to Education Act became technically operational, show the law has made no impact so far. The law, passed

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