Asia Education

Cambodian town gets 1st textbook of atrocities

By Tue, Jun 22, 2010 6:55AM UTC

Cambodian students in a former Khmer Rouge stronghold were issued a textbook Monday that for the first time teaches the atrocities of the past, a little more than a decade after government forces captured the movement’s last bastion. Some 1,000 copies of, “A History of Democratic Kampuchea,” were handed out

IUPUI faculty profile: The importance of mentoring

By Tue, Jun 22, 2010 4:46AM UTC

Pratibha Varma-Nelson, 59, a chemistry professor and executive director of the Center for Teaching & Learning at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), grew up in a middle-class family in Pune, India. After high school, Varma-Nelson enrolled at Wadia College at the University of Pune. She received the highest grade in

Media killings and journalism education

By Mon, Jun 21, 2010 9:20PM UTC

Students of communication, media and journalism should properly contextualize the unabated media killings in the Philippines. While they should know the facts surrounding the murder of three journalists on June 14, 15 and 19, they should also make sense of the statistics regarding media killings from 1986 to the present.

Taiwan scholars blast Foxconn’s China operations

By Mon, Jun 21, 2010 6:54PM UTC

A group of Taiwanese scholars urged Foxconn Technology Group to end a rigid and “inhumane” management style at its mammoth factory compound in southern China. Their petition follows a recent string of suicides at the Shenzhen facility, which employs and houses more than 300,000 people, many from impoverished backgrounds in

Little buggers take time to reflect

By Mon, Jun 21, 2010 10:59AM UTC

I have it on good authority that the place at one of my local public schools formerly known as the Detention Room has been renamed the Reflection Room. I wonder if we would even need a Reflection Room if the teachers were allowed to administer some good old Rattan Counselling?