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Malaysia text book causes rift over caste system

By Mon, Jan 03, 2011 2:09PM UTC Malaysia text book causes rift over caste system

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — An official says a high school text book that aims to emphasize Malaysia’s racial harmony has riled the main ethnic Indian party by referring to the Hindu caste system. S. Subramaniam, deputy president of the Malaysian Indian Congress, says the party wants the Education Ministry

Beijing teacher strikes while the iron is hot

By Wed, Dec 29, 2010 3:30PM UTC Pic: Weird Asia News.

That old axiom about striking while the iron is hot has taken on a new and painful meaning in East China where a teacher at a private kindergarten is suspected of using a mini iron to punish children she believed to be unruly. Several children returned home from school with

Exactly who is using Twitter?

By Wed, Dec 29, 2010 1:28PM UTC Exactly who is using Twitter?

Pew Internet Director Lee Rainie and Lead Research Specialist Aaron Smith recently published a report about the social media phenomenon Twitter. The full report is available online at http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Twitter-Update-2010/Findings/Overview.aspx  The research had been conducted from 3 – 24 November 2010, with 2,257 adult internet users (>18 years old) through tracking

Chinese: The language of the future?

By Sat, Dec 18, 2010 10:33AM UTC Chinese: The language of the future?

When I was a teenager growing up in international schools across Asia, my father urged me to take up Chinese as an elective. If I asked why taking up Chinese would help me, he always answered: “Chinese is the language of the future.” Too bad I was a rebellious teenager—because

Using gaming to teach science, technology, engineering and math

By Fri, Dec 17, 2010 6:21AM UTC

Video games are essentially simulations of real-world phenomena with interactive elements. For example, in a tennis game, when a player hits a tennis ball with his racket, numerous physics and mathematical concepts such as geometry, velocity, mass, force, acceleration, and motion come together to simulate the outcome of the contact.

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