Asia Education

‘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,

Seoul high school opens for single moms

By Wed, Aug 25, 2010 11:25PM UTC Seoul high school opens for single moms

Original article in Korean is here. “Our A is so cute with such a white face, no? She tells me that what she wants to do here the most is study really hard.” On the morning of August 23, 15-year-old A, a third-year middle school student, was bashful as she

Baby Alive and other funny signs

By Wed, Aug 25, 2010 10:50PM UTC Baby Alive and other funny signs

This sign in front of the Bahay ng Alumni (loose translation: House of Alumni) in the University of the Philippines (UP) in Diliman leads me to one conclusion. At UP, we always go Left! We don’t like going Right. I know, it’s not really funny. But I’m sure you’ll get

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

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