Education

Reena Augustine (5th from the left on the front line) flew all the way from Australia to Taiwan as a volunteer teaching at an International Summer English Camp on July 9-13, 2018. (Image: Changhua Parent Union Advisory Council)

An Indian Australian’s Impression of Taiwan

Reena Augustine is an Australian citizen who moved to Australia from western India’s Gurjarat in 2009. She is the founder and director of Red Carpet Functions, an organization aspiring to celebrate the diversity of Brisbane’s communities and emphasizing the appreciation…

Every year, thousands of students in Hong Kong work hard in an effort to score top grades in the International Baccalaureate (IB) exams. (Image: via  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Why Hong Kong Loves the IB Exams

In academics, Hong Kong is known for its love of the International Baccalaureate (IB) exams. Every year, thousands of its students work hard in an effort to score top grades. And the islanders continued with their tradition of excellent results…

A large part of India’s success in having an educated population lies in the fact that education is actually so cheap in the country that an average person is able to afford it. (Image:  wikimedia /  CC0 1.0)

Why India Is Unable to Keep Its Best Brains

When India became independent from British rule in 1947, the country’s education was abysmal. Over 60 years since independence, the hard work and perseverance of the people have ensured that more than 75 percent of children aged 7-10 have been educated…

In 2010, the Parliament of India enacted the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, also known as the Right to Education Act (RTE). (Image:  pixhere /  CC0 1.0)

The Indian Right to Education

Education is one of the founding principles of a developed nation. Educated people develop skills that can be used to advance multiple industries of a country. Together, educated people can build a flourishing and sustainable community. As a result, every…

How to recognize a dystopia - Alex Gendler.  (Image: TedED YouTube/Screenshot)

How Dystopias Act as Cautionary Tales

In this excellent Ted-Ed video that’s just under 6 minutes, Alex Gendler goes into how the genre of Dystopia emerged. He looks at how dystopian novels — such as Gulliver’s Travels, Animal Farm, and Brave New World — don’t just come with warnings…

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No More Foreign Content in Chinese Textbooks

With the trade war against the U.S. still going strong, China is introducing new policies that seek to control foreign content in school textbooks and media. The move is a…

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An Indian Australian’s Impression of Taiwan

Reena Augustine is an Australian citizen who moved to Australia from western India’s Gurjarat in 2009. She is the founder and director of Red Carpet Functions, an organization aspiring to…

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Why Hong Kong Loves the IB Exams

In academics, Hong Kong is known for its love of the International Baccalaureate (IB) exams. Every year, thousands of its students work hard in an effort to score top grades.…

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Why India Is Unable to Keep Its Best Brains

When India became independent from British rule in 1947, the country’s education was abysmal. Over 60 years since independence, the hard work and perseverance of the people have ensured that more…

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The Indian Right to Education

Education is one of the founding principles of a developed nation. Educated people develop skills that can be used to advance multiple industries of a country. Together, educated people can…

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High-Achieving Student Becomes Homeless

In 2006 in Jianning County of Fujian Province, a high school student named Xiaoye (a pseudonym) was admitted to Zhejiang University, one of China’s most prestigious and selective schools of…

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A Disappointed Foreign Teacher in China

Silhouette is the name of a German teacher who worked as a teacher in a private school in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China. After eight years, he quit and returned home.…

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How Dystopias Act as Cautionary Tales

In this excellent Ted-Ed video that’s just under 6 minutes, Alex Gendler goes into how the genre of Dystopia emerged. He looks at how dystopian novels — such as Gulliver’s Travels, Animal…

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Tea Art Improves One’s Character

Ancient Chinese ceremony changes people’s lives With enrolments in etiquette schools booming around the world, an alternative method for teaching etiquette is growing in Taiwan. Students there learn etiquette via…

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4 Benefits of Studying Abroad

Studying abroad has many benefits that help you grow professionally and personally. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity that allows students to expand their horizons. In 2016 alone, international…

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Why Is China’s Middle Class Migrating Abroad?

Recent articles about Mainland Chinese migrating abroad have appeared in French and Hong Kong media reports. Despite the efforts by the state to discouraging the practice, the rate at which…