Asia Education

In Philippines, pupils literally overburdened

By Tue, Sep 28, 2010 8:02AM UTC

  It’s one of the most pitiful sights one can see in the Philippines. It serves, as well, as an apt metaphor for this country’s state of things, particularly in how Filipinos  burden their children. Try passing by a public elementary school and you will see it: small children carrying

South Korea: Teacher sued for beating student

By Tue, Sep 28, 2010 7:05AM UTC

Original article in Korean is here. Update: You can view a TV report on the incident here. A teacher who struck a student on the head, causing permanent hearing loss has been ordered by a judge to pay 50 million won ($43,176) in compensation to the student and his parents..

Tasers for teachers

By Sun, Sep 26, 2010 4:31AM UTC

Queensland Liberal National Party staffers with time to kill created a mock policy document proposing that Tasers be issued to teachers for managing student behaviour: The document, which was shared among policy advisers, said giving teachers Tasers would provide a valuable discipline tool, allow control of the entire class without

A free lunch for India’s children

By Fri, Sep 24, 2010 3:45PM UTC

The world’s biggest free lunch program provides crucial nutrition across the country, writes Asia Sentinel’s Jasvinder Sehgal In India, the old adage “there’s no such thing as a free lunch” is just about dead, it seems, at least for millions of the teeming country’s children. An ambitious initiative recently passed

Japan to pilot digital textbooks in classrooms

By Fri, Sep 24, 2010 2:43PM UTC

Japan will soon start trialling electronic textbooks in primary schools, enhancing the role of IT in the classroom for a generation of “digital natives” born in the wired age. Under the “future school” project, 10 elementary schools will give all their under-12 pupils tablet PCs and fit their classrooms with

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