Like Japan, South Korea embroiled in textbook battle

Nov 24, 2014

Like Japan, South Korea embroiled in textbook battle

A 17-year-old Korean girl tortured to death for opposing Japanese colonial rulers nearly a century ago has become the latest touchstone of the nationalism that is shadowing Asia’s economic rise. Yu Gwansun became known as Korea’s Joan of Arc after she lost her parents ...

Nov 24, 2014

Korean exam chief resigns over bungled questions

South Korea’s education minister apologized and the head of the national exam board resigned Monday after accepting that there were errors in two questions in the country’s cutthroat college entrance exam. The acknowledgement that mistakes were made followed a flood of complaints to the ...

Nov 21, 2014

Gunma University fires professor for verbal harassment

Gunma University has fired a professor at its medical school for verbally harassing his staff, including by telling a women she was not allowed to have children. The unnamed professor, who is in his 40s, was sacked for making comments construed as “power harassment” ...

Thai junta's focus on school reforms raises eyebrows

Oct 30, 2014

Thai junta's focus on school reforms raises eyebrows

Sixteen years old and studying 13 hours a day, high school pupil Worapot doesn’t have time to waste meeting a military-led government’s idea of what makes a good Thai. The generals who led a coup in May have prioritized school reforms to inculcate a ...