S. Korea cram school accused of hi-tech copying

SEOUL: A top cram school in education-obsessed South Korea used tiny audio recorders and cameras hidden in pens to record exam questions and then passed them on to students, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Head of schools empire held over illegal loan scam

Police in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, have detained the head of a massive education empire on allegations he took illegal loans totalling around 2.2 billion yuan (HK$2.7 billion). Dong Shunsheng, chairman of Wenzhou Liren Education Group, was taken into custody by police in Taishun county, southwest of Wenzhou, on Friday

Near Cambodia's Temple Ruins, a Devotion to Learning

SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA — Millions of tourists come here every year to visit the ancient ruins of Angkor Wat, an influx that has helped transform what once resembled a small, laid-back village into a thriving and cosmopolitan town with thumping nightlife and more than 10,000 hotel rooms.

Development of Indian science: Time to look beyond rigid norms

Two recent confessionals by the genial economist who also holds the most important job in the country show that not all is well with the body of science in India. At Chennai on December 26, 2011 Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressed discomfort on two issues: “that for a country of our size the number of competent mathematicians that we have is ba...

Financial Aid Advice for Indian Students From Colgate University

For many Indian students thinking about going to American colleges, one of the biggest questions is “Can I afford it?” We asked Katryna A. Swartwout Ryan, associate dean of admissions at Colgate University, who oversees the recruitment and selection process for international students, and travels around the world to recruit, several questions about...

PhD scholarship programmes for the 2012-2013 academic year

The University of Central Asia (UCA) is pleased to announce its Central Asian Faculty Development Programme’s (CAFDP) PhD scholarship programmes at its partner institutions – University of Montana (UM), United States and University of Alberta (U of A), Canada

Korean school in ‘panic’ over suicide, violence

The Korean media have been paying vastly more attention to cases of bullying, violence, and suicide in schools following the shocking bullying-suicide case in Daegu recently. The massive uptick in attention is similar to the surge in attention to earthquakes after the Japanese tsunami disaster, and seems to be actually leading to effective action. ...

University of Central Asia receives special library collection from eminent Russian scientist.

University of Central Asia receives special library collection from eminent Russian scientist The University of Central Asia (UCA) received a gift of 700 publications related to research on mountain regions of Central Asia, the Caucasus and other regions of the world. The collection was donated by renowned mountain geographer and researcher Dr Yur...

India's Education Dream Risks Remaining Just That

NEW DELHI — At one of the better colleges in India’s capital, there is just one large room for 140 faculty members to sit and have a cup of tea or grade papers. “If even half show up, there aren’t enough chairs,” said Ghazala Amin, a history professor there. 'There is no other place to work. In this situation, how do you expect teachers to work?'

Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia Aim to Raise Their Higher Education Profile

PRAGUE — Charles University in Prague was founded in 1348. Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, has been around since 1364, while Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest has been operating since 1635. But after 40 years of communism, the educational systems of the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia have fallen behind those of their Wes...

Asian Students Pressured to Cheat on US College Applications

As American colleges remain the premier destination for the academic elite in Asia, many students are feeling pressured into resorting into drastic cheating measures to get their highly sought after places, writes Patrick Winn at the Global Post.

American University of Central Asia and Mina Corp Announce New Pre-University Academy

The American University of Central Asia (AUCA) today signed an agreement with Mina Corp to create “The New Generation Academy” at AUCA. The Academy will offer an innovative one-year “bridging” program to talented high school graduates from across the Kyrgyz Republic who do not have the means to afford high quality private education. The Academy wil...

ASIA: Countries Vying to Become Education Hubs

A number of Asian countries have declared that they want to become higher education hubs in order to develop as knowledge economies. They are setting up facilities and initiating policies to attract foreign students, researchers and faculty as well as branch campuses of foreign institutions, in what amounts to a major change in attitude towards hig...

Asian Education Development Network

For several years we have been striving to establish an education network that crossed borders and began to maximize the region's education resources, both physical and intellectual.

The primary objective of this website is to provide an open forum for the exchange of ideas and information with the hope that together we can assist education development in the region and strengthen the bonds between our countries.

We have established what we like to believe is a useful Indonesian education network consisting of some 70 or so websites. Most of the content is in Bahasa Indonesia but we receive visitors from all over the world including large numbers from Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and India.

While many of our websites may appear simplistic in nature, the fact that teachers, students, principals, and other interested parties can have access to development materials and many forums to share resources and their ideas has made the concept very worthwhile and successful (some of our websites receive over 2 million hits per month). We have been operating our network for almost 14 years.

Currently in the top left hand section of this page we have links to a few of our sites (which we are busy translating), and many more links can be found from our Pendidikan Network sites (70+ active websites). We are hoping that this website will eventually become highly populated with links to your education related websites, thus establishing a broad international education resource for the the Asia region.

It is hoped that at this website we can establish a group of active dedicated professionals who are genuinely concerned about education development in Asia and Southeast Asia.

Please add your organization or institution's website to our database, join our forums, send us items of News and Interest from your region for posting in our regional news section (left), and please send us any information you have about innovations in education, technology developments, or other developments in your region. If you would like to become an active member of this network please send your information to Contact Us.

Map of Asia

The Countries of Asia

North Asia: (3) Asian portion of Russia, Belarus, Ukraine.

South Asia: (10) Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka.

Southeast Asia: (11) Brunei, Myanmar (Burma), Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

East Asia: (7) China, Tibet, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Mongolia, Taiwan.

Central Asia: (5) Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Southwest Asia (Middle East): (18) Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Cyprus, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, U.A.E., Yemen.

West Asia

From our experiences here in Indonesia we have found that while corruption in education management is still the main obstacle to education development, and eventhough tens of thousands of schools are in a pitiful condition, and many teachers still remain confused about what is effective methodology, issues like Intenational Standard Schools (SBI) that only widen the equity gap, and high-technology that threatens the quality of education (through e-Learning) in our schools seem to be the main thrusts of our Ministry of Education. Why?

Classroom Of The Future - Which future?
Myths and Technology Marketing in Southeast Asia

What Is A Quality Education?

Teacher-based education where the welfare and abilities of the teachers are satisfactory, and the schools are in good condition, with a curriculum that meets the needs of the students, and is 'well balanced' (includes many forms of skills training including technology), that is implemented using Active Contextual Learning is the solution for preparing our children for the challenges of the future.

You can download all the information you need at:

Managing Basic Education

We would like to hear your perspectives on education in your country. Please write to us through our Mail Form, or click on the link (left) to view our e-mail address in order to send us an e-mail directly.

Remember... you can post local news items and local information on this site by going to our Online Publisher.

We look forward to your contributions.

Created January 31, 2012


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Effective Methodology

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ICT-Based Learning?

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Indonesian Context

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