Asia Education

Death of 9-year-old puts focus on Thai gang wars

By Tue, Sep 21, 2010 11:48AM UTC

Under the shade of tamarind trees, the teenage students display their battle wounds. One shows where a gunshot grazed his neck last month. Another bares two scars on his scalp and forearm from a recent knife attack. “It happens so often we’re used to it,” says Atsadawut Taluechai, a skinny

Corporal punishment ban is ‘changing school culture’

By Tue, Sep 21, 2010 7:56AM UTC

So says the Kyunghyang Shinmun. The Gyeonggi-do Office of Education has announced there will be changes in school culture through the students’ rights ordinance passed by all provincial assemblies nationwide. With civic organizations and other provincial and municipal offices of education preparing similar ordinances it appears that the movement is

Why should a student from Asia consider the University of Wyoming?

By Tue, Sep 21, 2010 5:27AM UTC

Why? That is the wrong question. What you should ask is “why not”? Well, since you asked, let me explain why you should consider UW – the University of Wyoming. But first, let me tell you a little bit about myself.  I was born and raised in the city of Jinan,

An anecdote on the state of our education

By Mon, Sep 20, 2010 4:47PM UTC

A friend was applying for an American university and asked me to help him with his personal statement. The following ensued: “The question says to write on an issue of local, personal, national, or international concern and its importance to me. Any ideas?” He produced a notebook and on each

Thai statistic of the day: young people don’t care about politics!

By Sat, Sep 18, 2010 7:00AM UTC

By Saksith Saiyasombut Note: the following post contains satire! Here are some numbers for you as seen in an article by the Bangkok Post… An opinion survey by Bangkok Poll at Bangkok University found that more than 60 per cent of young people pay little or no attention to politics. The

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