Asia Education

‘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

The rise of business education in China

By Wed, Jan 06, 2010 4:29PM UTC

By Bob Ludwig Business education in China is on the up. There are a number of factors driving this, including a fast-growing economy with a need for skilled labor, the desire of workers to broaden their skills from technical to strategic, growing capacity on the part of Chinese universities in

Teaching journalism amid the culture of impunity

By Mon, Jan 04, 2010 9:30PM UTC

How should journalism be taught at a time when journalists are killed with impunity and the government remains hostile to press freedom? The following questions need to be answered: Should aspiring journalists be taught to practice “cold neutrality” in handling issues? Is it right for a professor to encourage students

India slams student stabbing in Australia

By Mon, Jan 04, 2010 7:54PM UTC

India strongly condemned the fatal stabbing of a 21-year old Indian graduate in Australia and said Monday the incident could affect bilateral ties. External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna called on Australian authorities to speedily find and charge those responsible for Saturday night’s attack on Nitin Garg, saying that Indian students

Filipino seafarers to undergo anti-piracy training

By Mon, Jan 04, 2010 5:22PM UTC

The Philippines has ordered its seafarers, comprising about a third of the world’s commercial sailors, to go through anti-piracy training before they will be allowed to board ships, the labor secretary said Monday. The training, which lasts about eight hours, will be mandatory from Jan. 15. The measure is a