Asia Education

Aussie students assigned to plan terrorist attack

By Wed, Aug 25, 2010 3:50PM UTC

A high school teacher who assigned her class to plan a terrorist attack that would kill as many innocent Australians as possible had no intent to promote terrorism, education officials said Wednesday. The Year 10 students at Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School in the state of Western Australia were given the

Human Rights Commission hails middle school enrollment for kids of illegal immigrants

By Wed, Aug 25, 2010 10:49AM UTC

Original article in Korean is here. Arizona it ain’t. The National Human Rights Commission (국가인권위원회) announced on August 23 that, “we welcome the policy of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology to protect the right of children of unregistered migrants to attend middle school.” The NHRC evaluated the proposed

Some ways that research commercialization can go wrong (continued…)

By Wed, Aug 25, 2010 6:38AM UTC

Written by Dr Paul Darwen Senior Lecturer B.Sc., Ph.D. Computer Science   For research to be viable for commercialization, it actually has to work. It can’t be fraudulent or misleading, or otherwise incorrect. This happens surprisingly often, sometimes accidentally and sometimes deliberately.   Not viable by accident   A colleague

Climate change adaptation: Floating schools in Bangladesh

By Mon, Aug 23, 2010 9:10PM UTC

The South Asian country of Bangladesh is one of the places in the world considered most vulnerable to climate change. It is also one of the poorest nations on Earth. In Bangladesh, reducing CO2 emissions and implementing cap and trade schemes are not the issue. Already used to catastrophic flooding

Hostage-taking highlights importance of continued reporting, uselessness of news blackout

By Mon, Aug 23, 2010 6:50PM UTC

A student from De La Salle University (DLSU)-Manila interviewed me via email about the concept of news blackout. This is a very timely topic considering the ongoing hostage-taking not yet been resolved as I write this today (August 23, 6:45 p.m.). Breaking news like hostage-taking highlights the uselessness of a

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