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Ayesha Haroon on Pakistan's Education Gaps: 'It's Criminal'

Ayesha Haroon
Education

Asia Society Associate Fellow Ayesha Haroon appeared on "The Platform," a joint Voice of America/Express 24/7 news program focusing on Pakistan.

The Power of Technology in Schools

This student can get an excellent education, even without a school. (justanotherpumpkin/Creative Commons)
Education

Poor communities around the world are turning to educational technology to leapfrog into the global knowledge economy.

How to Reform Schools: Lessons from the Best

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Education

It's a fact: American students' academic achievements are falling desperately behind their peers worldwide. It's not surprising considering the state of American schools: one in three students in American never graduate and only one in two students in urban centers have a high school diploma.

It's also true that nations with declining education systems will also suffer economically as a result. In short, American schools are not preparing the rising generation for the global knowledge economy of the future.

The Tiger Mommy: A Controversial Look at 'Chinese Parenting'

<i>Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother</i> by Amy Chua (Penguin Press, 2011).
Lifestyle

A mother and noted law professor offers her take on "cultural differences."  

Chinese: The Language of the Future?

The world of tomorrow is being shaped in our classrooms today. Are our students gaining the knowledge and skills they need? (pixdeluxe/iStockPhoto)
Education

Chinese is the language of the future, and to prove it, Voice of America conducted research that proves that Interest in Learning Chinese May be Growing Exponentially.

Video: America's 'Wake-Up Call'

A recent study ranks US schools systems 26th in the world, below those of Asian nations.
Education

When Americans learned earlier this week that their schooling system lagged significantly behind those in Asian countries like China, Singapore, South Korea, and Hong Kong, President Obama rightly labeled the event as another "Sputnik" moment.

A Steep Decline in International Student Enrollment in Australia

Melbourne University (Photo by Geoff Penaluna/Flickr)
Education

Australia, a nation where people from 140 countries live side-by-side, is contradicting its image as a melting pot.

This Post Will Probably Give You Hope to Excel in Math

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Education Salman Khan (the educator, not actor) has been tapping into the anxieties of millions across the globe by devoting his time to teach math and science on the Internet.

Education Secretary Highlights Asia Society Work

Minnijean Brown Trickey (left), one of the
Education

US Secretary of Education message for teachers: our nation's future prosperity depends on you.

'Character Amnesia' a Growing Problem in China and Japan

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Education Anyone struggling to learn how to write Chinese or Japanese characters now have an excuse to be a little less hard on themselves. Why? Apparently, Chinese and Japanese youth forget how to write characters too!