Asia Education

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

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

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