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Category: Education

2012: The Year Mandarin Chinese Becomes a 'Commonly Taught Language'?

A student at Aiton Elementary School in Washington, D.C., practices Chinese. (Grace Norman)
Education

U.S. schools are beginning to see the value in teaching the world's most commonly spoken language. And hopefully the reasons are not just economic, writes Chris Livaccari.

Muppets Speak a New Language on Sim Sim Hamara, the Sesame Street of Pakistan

Locally developed character Baji in
Education

Elmo comes to Pakistan in Sim Sim Hamara, the Urdu-language version of Sesame Street.

Interview: Ayesha Haroon on Pakistan Education and Religious Intolerance

Pakistani and foreign religious students taking an exam at the Jamia Binoria madrasa in Karachi in 2009. (Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images)
Education

A new study by the U.S. government's commission on religious freedom (USCIRF) found that Pakistan's public schools and madrassas — privately run religious schools — fuel discrimination by casting Hindus, Christians and other religious minorities in a negative light.

Video: Combating Common Stereotypes About Koreans

A still from Kerri's music video about Korean stereotypes.
Education

A project by an English teacher at the Chinju National University of Education in Jinju, South Korea who goes by the single name Kerri, addresses common stereotypes about Koreans via a music video.

Why 'The Onion' Prank Isn't Funny

Education

The tweetosphere was a-flutter late last week when the satirical news organization The Onion claimed children were being held hostage by a “group of armed Congressmen.” The Washington Post urged its readers to lighten up. The Capitol Police issued a statement that they can take a joke, but insisted, “this is not a very good joke.”

One reason it's not funny is because people realize it's metaphorically true.

Education in a Post-9/11 America

Education

Ten years ago, a stateless terrorist network carried out the most devastating foreign attack on the United States from a remote mountain region in Central Asia. For the American education system, the ensuing lesson was that a rising generation needs to have a much more sophisticated understanding of the world.

But how has the education system changed in the post-9/11 world?

Asia Society Online Looking for Technical, Reporting, Video and Social Media Interns

Four exciting new internship opportunities are available with Asia Society's online team.
Education

Asia Society, a prestigious non-profit institution that is the leading force in forging closer ties between Asia and the West through arts, education, policy and business outreach, is looking for four talented interns to assist its New York web team in the following categories:

 

Online Technical Intern

From The King's Speech to Learning Chinese

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Education

Vice President Joseph Biden recently said to his audience at Sichuan University that "I would rather be able to honor you and show my respect for you by speaking your language, as you honor me by speaking mine."

In Sweden, a Bold Step in Language Education — But Will it Last?

The Swedish furniture giant IKEA's Beijing store (pictured) is its second-largest in the world. (xiaming/Flickr)
Education

In bold if not surprising news, last week Swedish Education Minister Jan Björklund called for Chinese language to be taught in all primary and secondary schools, which would make Sweden a leader in Europe.

Jailed Iranian Doctors Win Award for HIV/AIDS Work

Dr. Kamiar Alaei poses at the Omni Shoreham hotel in Washington, D.C., June 16, 2011. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
Education

Iranian doctors Arash and Kamiar Alaei, participants in Asia Society's Asia 21 Young Leaders Program, were awarded the 2011 Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health and Human Rights by the Global Health Council on Thursday.