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(Updated) BOR accepts 11 nominees for University of the Philippines president

By Mon, Aug 30, 2010 7:40PM UTC

Eleven nominees are running for president of the Philippines’ national university. The six-year term of the current UP President, Dr. Emerlinda Roman, will end on February 9, 2011. The Board of Regents (BOR), at its meeting last August 27, accepted the nominations of 11 candidates. The short announcement was uploaded

Chinese university to expand foreign enrollment

By Mon, Aug 30, 2010 4:54PM UTC

Tsinghua University, one of China’s top universities, announced plans Monday to expand the number of international graduate students to about 10 percent of the program by 2020, as China’s top schools continue to add foreign students. “Top universities around the world without an English-based curriculum have about 10 percent foreign

US Education Secretary highlights Asia Society work

By Mon, Aug 30, 2010 11:02AM UTC

By Jennifer Mattson, At the opening of his back-to-school tour, US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan cited an Asia Society study on how countries with the best education systems can invest more wisely in teachers. “Nothing is more important… than the quality and skill of the person standing in the

Animate children’s learning

By Mon, Aug 30, 2010 10:01AM UTC

Animation is a series of still images. It can be of drawings, objects, or people in various positions of incremental movement. However, when played back, it produces a stream of unbroken motion. Consisting of a series of drawings or photographs on paper, animation can be viewed with a mechanical device

‘Character amnesia’ in China and Japan

By Fri, Aug 27, 2010 2:46PM UTC

Anyone struggling to learn how to write Chinese or Japanese characters now have an excuse to be a little less hard on themselves. Why? Apparently, Chinese and Japanese youth forget how to write characters too! The “Character amnesia” phenomenon is growing rapidly across China, the AFP reports. In Japan too,

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