international education news
Sri Lanka's education system- The answer to National integration
East Asia Forum - December 28, 2013
Sri Lanka's violent ethnic conflict came to an end in mid-2009, when the separatist LTTE was militarily defeated by the Sri Lankan security forces.
Pakistan's Education Conundrum
East Asia Forum - September 19, 2013
With 70 percent of its citizens under the age of 35, Pakistan has one of the youngest populations on the planet, yet the country has not been able to enjoy the demographic dividend that a young population can bring.
Mind the gap: China's great education divide
CNN - December 17, 2013
For the second time in a decade, 15-year-olds in Shanghai have scored at the top of the PISA global education assessment, ranking number one in the world in reading, math and science.
China's rural education strides, but challenges remain
China Daily - May 24, 2011
China's rural education provision has experienced tremendous improvement but the lack of good quality teachers remains a big challenge, experts said on Monday at the second annual Global Education & Skills Forum in Dubai.
"Mini-schools" build foundation for China's rural students
Shanghai Daily - May 24, 2011
While urban students attend fancy parties in big school halls to celebrate Children's Day, observed on June 1 in China, their peers in rural schools may not even have a playground to run around on.
Empowerment of rural Indian girls
Gulf News - May 24, 2011
It took the resolve of one man to transform the lives of 1,267 young women in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh
China: How far across the river?
East Asia Forum - August 20, 2011
Judging from the experience of transition in countries in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, the transformation of governments and their finances is fraught with difficulties, and success and failure in this transformation have an enormous impact on the welfare of their citizens.
Wanting an education in rural China
East Asia Forum - March 5, 2010
A household survey I undertook in China in 2005 and 2006 revealed that all of the families surveyed wanted their child to attend university.