Asia Education

Parents, teachers disagree on corporal punishment ban

By Tue, Nov 02, 2010 5:50AM UTC

Original article in Korean is here. Hat tip to The Korean. # A teacher in a middle school in Seoul took notice of a female student’s thick make-up and excessively dyed hair. The student replied, “I’m finding my own individuality, teachers shouldn’t interfere…” # On the same day a teacher

Boat people issue dominates Australian coverage of PM’s Asian visits

By Mon, Nov 01, 2010 9:02PM UTC

Despite all the significant economic, human rights, environmental, social and security issues which are important in our future relations with our neighbouring countries, the issue of a few thousand asylum seekers coming to Australia by boat each year is the one which is dominating most Australia media coverage of the

Seoul bans corporal punishment at schools

By Mon, Nov 01, 2010 2:12PM UTC

Education authorities in the South Korean capital on Monday banned corporal punishment at all schools in the city. Teachers in Seoul are now prohibited from all forms of corporal punishment, including ordering students to do push-ups, run, hold their arms straight above their heads and walk in a squatting position

China universities try to stop anti-Japan protests

By Sun, Oct 31, 2010 12:49PM UTC

University students were being kept on campus this weekend in at least two Chinese cities to prevent more anti-Japan protests, staff at the colleges said Saturday. Recent tensions between the countries have been raised by a territorial dispute over islands in the East China Sea, and protests fueled by nationalism

Korean teachers’ group calls for reinstatement of corporal punishment

By Fri, Oct 29, 2010 8:55PM UTC

Original article in Korean is here. The Korean Federation of Teachers’ Associations (한국교원단체총연합회) went to the Ministry of Science, Education, and Technology on the morning of November 28 and demanded that it prepare regulations allowing “educational corporal punishment”. Lee Nam-bong, vice-chair of the Association, met vice-minister Seol Dong-geun and told