Asia Education

Teaching in China: Tips and advice

By Sat, Jan 16, 2010 9:17AM UTC

“Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers.” Ranier Maria Rilke   This will be the first in a eight-part series. For those of you not interested in teaching in China I hope it serves as an informational

Pakistan’s terminally ill schools

By Wed, Jan 13, 2010 5:47PM UTC

  Outdated materials and obsolete techniques characterize the school system. The prescription is a complete overhaul, says Asia Sentinel’s Zakia Sarwar In accordance with a traditional understanding that continues to be widely followed in South Asia by many educationists, the process of learning today is still largely by rote. There

US and China: Building bridges in education

By Tue, Jan 12, 2010 5:42PM UTC

In November, US President Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao announced oplans to establish a new mechanism to facilitate educational and cultural exchanges between the two countries. They also announced the US intention to increase the number of American students in China, with the goal of 100,000 American students in

Global competence: Knowledge and skills for students

By Tue, Jan 12, 2010 4:38PM UTC

Whether it’s acknowledging the fundamental importance of our economic ties to China, confirming our strong business and strategic connections with India or announcing new military strategies in Afghanistan, President Obama’s actions over the past month reflect a new reality. In matters of national security, environmental sustainability, and economic development, what

‘Korean education fails to foster critical thinking’

By Fri, Jan 08, 2010 5:13AM UTC

That’s the title to this Hankyoreh article, which was published back in December, and spent too long buried in my bookmarks. There has been controversy in our country over the picture drawn of an organization of native speakers teaching English. They are subject to criticism mainly for degrading Korea, doing