Asia Education

SKorea: More students re-taking university entrance exams

By Thu, Jan 13, 2011 10:57AM UTC

According to the Hankook Ilbo, hagwons that specialize in helping students study for the university entrance exams have seen a huge jump in enrollment as more students are looking to improve their score. Hagwons mentioned in the article have had enrollment spikes of 70% up to a whopping 300%. Many

There’s more to college than facts and figures

By Thu, Jan 13, 2011 3:17AM UTC

As I travel around and meet with prospective students and their families in search of the perfect school, I find that many often ask the straight forward questions at first, as a warm-up.  While these “fact & figure questions” can and do play an important role in identifying the right

World’s education leaders to meet

By Wed, Jan 12, 2011 10:45PM UTC

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced an International Summit on the Teaching Profession in New York City, March 16-17, 2011. The summit will convene education ministers, master teachers, national union leaders, and education organization leaders from countries with high performing and rapidly improving educational systems. The purpose of the summit

Seoul students surveyed about crime at school

By Wed, Jan 12, 2011 11:24AM UTC

Original article in Korean is at this link. A study has been conducted of what Seoul children and teenagers believe about dangers of traffic accidents, assault, rape, and  psychological harm in the areas near their schools. The Seoul Foundation of Women & Family (서울시 여성가족재단) announced on the 30th the

There is a free (school) lunch in Seoul

By Tue, Jan 11, 2011 6:42AM UTC

It is a basic tactic of politics to “expand the loop” when you lose the battle in one venue.  In other words, if your side loses in a local dispute, you try to make it a matter for the provincial government.  If you fail again, make it national. Seoul mayor Oh