Asia Education

Nice classroom

By Thu, Jan 28, 2010 10:52AM UTC

On January 27 in Seoul new elementary school students took a look at the classrooms they’ll be in for the new academic year.

Nurturing global thinkers for a new decade

By Wed, Jan 27, 2010 11:50AM UTC

By Veronica Boix Mansilla The new decade is in. We are pleased to see new periodicals pile up on top of our holiday magazines announcing lists of 2009 “Top Ten” images, people, ideas, and gadgets. Yet there is one “Top” selection worth revisiting and celebrating: Foreign Policy’s (FP) first special issue

How to be a ‘star teacher’ in Gangnam

By Wed, Jan 27, 2010 3:53AM UTC

This article tells you how (hint: be willing to break the law, like this other star teacher). When we went to language hagwon R in Gangnam on January 25 the atmosphere was hushed. Three employees were at the counter, and when asked about SAT classes they replied there were currently

Bar fight exposes South Korea education bribery scandal

By Wed, Jan 27, 2010 1:19AM UTC

Original article. This translation comes from reader Christina Murphy. On the evening of December 3 police arrested a pair of drunken work colleagues from Seoul Metropolitan office. In a local drinking place, the pair, 50-year-old Mr Lim and 50-year-old Ms Goh, were drinking together when an argument started between them.

Teaching in China: Many Faces

By Fri, Jan 22, 2010 6:53PM UTC

“There are quantities of human faces, but there are many more faces, for each person has several.”  Ranier Maria Rilke   I once substituted  as lecturer for a Classics course in a Chinese Ivy League school. The beloved Harvard educated Chinese professor could not teach that term because of medical