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India: 5 Percent of Women have Sole Control over Choosing Husband
A woman’s power to make decisions is greatly influenced by the role of social norms in India, though it may differ between regions there has been little improvement since the Indian Human Development Survey conducted 12 years ago.
Learning the Singapore Way of Topping Global Education Rankings
Some teachers think while it is good that the country is ranked number one in the world for math and science education, they are concerned about the stress level on the children.
In Indonesia, Change Doesn’t Start at Home
Attitudes in Indonesia aren't terribly liberal to begin with. One survey has found that gay, lesbian and transgendered Indonesian were the most hated group in the country.
BOOK REVIEW: 'Academic Diary: Or Why Higher Education Still Matters'
Presenting a collection of diary-style entries as though from a single academic year, Les Back chronicles three decades of his career in 'Academic Diary: Or Why Higher Education Still Matters.' The book offers witty and thought-provoking insight into such topics as writing, PhD supervision, viva examiners and dealing with academic colleagues, as well as reflecting on some of the serious challenges facing higher education today. Kate Bailey anticipates that this book will become a firm favourite that will be read, and re-read, for years to come.
Why A Crackdown on Private Tutoring Will Benefit Students
My son’s school life has been dominated by stress, overwork, and anxiety to succeed — but new legislation may remedy the situation.
Why Aren't Social Businesses Booming in Taiwan?
'I’ve seen many Taiwanese social businesses trying very hard and are doing a good job, but the international community doesn’t see their efforts.'
One Foot in the Real World, the Other in a Virtual One
The Taiwan Virtual Reality Meetup in Taipei is an experiential social gathering of foreign residents and Taiwanese who share an interest in interactive and immersive technologies.
My Party or My People? Indigenous Legislator on the Fight for Self-Determination in Taiwan
Taiwan looks set to open the door for its indigenous people to achieve some degree of autonomy. Will the rest of the population accept it?
Japan's State-sponsored Scholarships
Japan's government is in need to improve its scholarship program with half of its university students relying on student loans while 60,000 children from low-income households enter college each year.
Taiwan Nazi Parade Continues Decades of Ignorance; Netizens Defend Students
Taiwan's Jewish leaders say the incident is 'a cause for great concern,' while some Taiwanese are defending the students.