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The Sad Truth of China’s Education
June 03, 2011
The Sad Truth of China’s Education
Next week, Chinese students take the national college entrance exam. It’s the soul-destroying culmination of years of study. And as good as it gets.
The Sad Truth of China’s Education
Why Chinese Make Bad Managers
May 23, 2011
Why Chinese Make Bad Managers
Why China’s success at school test-taking often doesn’t translate into a flair for people management.
Why Chinese Make Bad Managers
Education Bubbles
May 04, 2011
Education Bubbles
US universities with an eye on money are keen to get as many students as possible. They’re now looking to China.
Education Bubbles
Rock Climbing to Success
April 13, 2011
Rock Climbing to Success
Does the focus necessary for rock climbing offer some useful insights for improving education in China?
Rock Climbing to Success
The Decline of American Education
April 11, 2011
The Decline of American Education
The example of former Washington Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee says much about education in the US.
The Decline of American Education
How Much Does School Matter?
March 09, 2011
How Much Does School Matter?
China’s leaders see education as the key to creative success. But can schools really inculcate creativity?
How Much Does School Matter?
What Makes a Successful Student?
March 01, 2011
What Makes a Successful Student?
The key character traits for success in a Chinese classroom could just as easily apply to the office as well.
What Makes a Successful Student?
February 07, 2011
The Hoodwinking of India’s Students
The recent case of Tri-Valley University is about more than just a sham school and US visa fraud, reports Delhi-based writer Neeta Lal.
The Hoodwinking of India’s Students
An Example for Indian Parents
January 12, 2011
An Example for Indian Parents
Parents in India can be too hands on. One mother’s easy acceptance of her son being gay suggests another approach.
An Example for Indian Parents
Philippines' Sex Ed Future?
November 12, 2010
Philippines' Sex Ed Future?
The church strongly opposes it. But is the govt ready to offer updated sex education to Filipino youth when the time comes?
Philippines' Sex Ed Future?
Things Fall Apart
June 29, 2010
Things Fall Apart
Reform in China’s education system can be tough. Having too big an ego doesn’t help matters.
Things Fall Apart
India’s Worrying Schools
June 24, 2010
India’s Worrying Schools
For years, Indian policymakers were in denial about the scale of the problem facing the education sector. Is it too late?
India’s Worrying Schools
Coffeehouse Education
June 21, 2010
Coffeehouse Education
Getting Chinese students to open a coffeehouse highlights cultural barriers to co-operation.
Coffeehouse Education
June 01, 2010
When Bad is Good in China
Shenzhen students may be difficult to deal with sometimes. But they’ll go a long way in life.
When Bad is Good in China
Head Teacher as Commissar
May 17, 2010
Head Teacher as Commissar
‘Banzhurens’ typically mix Machiavelli and Sun Tzu. But are they doing a good job?
Head Teacher as Commissar
March 24, 2010
Sprint or Marathon?
Are Indian children going to be burned out because of pressure to succeed?
Sprint or Marathon?
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