Asia Education

Seoul bans corporal punishment at schools

By Mon, Nov 01, 2010 2:12PM UTC

Education authorities in the South Korean capital on Monday banned corporal punishment at all schools in the city. Teachers in Seoul are now prohibited from all forms of corporal punishment, including ordering students to do push-ups, run, hold their arms straight above their heads and walk in a squatting position

China universities try to stop anti-Japan protests

By Sun, Oct 31, 2010 12:49PM UTC

University students were being kept on campus this weekend in at least two Chinese cities to prevent more anti-Japan protests, staff at the colleges said Saturday. Recent tensions between the countries have been raised by a territorial dispute over islands in the East China Sea, and protests fueled by nationalism

Korean teachers’ group calls for reinstatement of corporal punishment

By Fri, Oct 29, 2010 8:55PM UTC

Original article in Korean is here. The Korean Federation of Teachers’ Associations (한국교원단체총연합회) went to the Ministry of Science, Education, and Technology on the morning of November 28 and demanded that it prepare regulations allowing “educational corporal punishment”. Lee Nam-bong, vice-chair of the Association, met vice-minister Seol Dong-geun and told

Principal under investigation for attacking teacher, molesting student

By Fri, Oct 29, 2010 11:28AM UTC

CBS News billed it as “corporal punishment of a teacher”. The Gyeonggi-do Provincial Office of Education has belatedly announced that it has opened an investigation of the principal of private high school in Pyeongtaek for allegedly hitting a teacher in front of students. According to the Gyeonggi-do Provincial Office of

Indian tycoons endow US colleges

By Thu, Oct 28, 2010 4:35PM UTC

For India’s wealthy, charity, at least educational charity, doesn’t begin at home, writes Asia Sentinel’s Neeta Lal American Ivy League colleges have been reaping a series of lush endowments from top Indian business houses. This month alone, Harvard Business School received donations amounting to US$60 million from two prominent industrialists

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