Education is the term used to refer to learning by which knowledge, belief and habits as well as skills and values of one group of people is passed to another, from generation to generation through various aspects such as discussion, storytelling, teaching and training. It not only denotes the ‘formal transmission’ through these factors to a group of people but also ‘informal transmission’ from one person to another.
It is the system where learning takes place under the guidance of teachers and tutors; in the same way, those who teach can also educate themselves further. This is called ‘autodidactic learning’.
Education can also be used to denote ‘the knowledge gained from an experience that has an impacted effect on a person’s beliefs, thoughts, feelings and actions’.
The word ‘education’ has its origin from the Latin word ‘educatio’ used to refer to ‘a bringing up’. Broadly, ‘educo’ relates to the meaning “I train, I educate”; ‘educo’ itself is the combination of ‘e’ (from) and ‘duco’ (I conduct).
The ‘right to education’ is a fundamental right accorded to
When referring to drafting international commercial contract, high-profile facility agreement, and other commercial transaction designations as well as legal research & publication, Western-educated lawyers, legal practitioners, and legal researchers are often judged to be much more qualified than the Asian/African-educated ones.
By far, legal education in Asia is deemed lacking resources, from which other negative aspects were laid claim to; meager publications, lack of qualified instructors, as well as requiring sophistication and spontaneity from the legal practitioners and non-practitioners.
In retrospect to the cause of the above mental phenomenon, it is true that law was initially fabricated within the Western world; and over myriad of decades, laws in the Western world have become much more sophisticated and civilized than the Asian and African jurisdictions. It is even true when most law firms in Asia and Africa are owned, directed and even named after one or more Western lawyers. Law firms, law associations, law schools and other legal entities offering legal services would attract more clients or be entrusted with more esteems than the local-owned ones.
There is no doubt that a good, quality early education forms one of the basis of becoming successful in society. However beyond a school education, this has been questioned by many successful people, who have either dropped out of College or built up successful businesses at an early age.
Some of our most successful people, do not have a University degree, notably Bill Gates, and Steve Jobs. Others like the founder of Virgin, Richard Branson, dropped out of College, and became one of the UK’s most successful businessmen. Facebook users may be aware that the business founder, Mark Zuckerberg, dropped out of Harvard and focused on creating one of today’s most successful global on-line social networking sites.
A higher education in today’s World is linked to getting a good job, but at a cost as in most Countries, we need to pay for that education, and borrow to continue it. In some cases students leave college with huge debts, which need to be repaid. And the cost of studying is rising, even in a recession.
Some critics citing the link between education and success, cite the fact that not everyone is suited to a college
In the past most countries in Asia would welcome teachers with just a degree, and no previous teaching experience. This has changed in recent years, where in order to work, a teacher may need a degree, teaching experience and a TEFL or CELTA. In more sought out countries like Japan, and Taiwan- prospective teachers may also need additional business experience or have a qualification that allows them to teach children.
Working hours and conditions vary from country to country. The traditional Monday to Friday schedule still is common in some countries like Japan, and Korea, but in Vietnam, and Singapore you may have to forfeit part of your weekend. Some teachers also may have to work split shifts like early mornings, and late evenings, particularly in Cambodia, and Vietnam. You need to be flexible about your working hours.
In some countries like Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam, teachers used to be able to work part-time without a work visa. This has now changed with the need for a work permit, and a contract with a school- rather than a business visa,. Check if you are eligible for a work visa before you apply to work as a
The Asia-Pacific Region has some of the most expensive expatriate locations to live in the world. At the number spot is Tokyo for the last quarter of 2012, Hong Kong is fifth, Yokohama seventh, Osaka eighth and Nagoya ninth. What makes Tokyo so expensive and what other Asia Pacific cities are hotspots in the October 2012 cost of living rankings?
As the most expensive city in Asia-Pacific and the world Tokyo has an overall COLI of 139.89 compared to New York with an index of 100 and is followed by Zurich (2nd), Geneva (3rd) and Luanda (4th) in the world rankings.
The historical strength of the Japanese currency, the high population density, the high level of salaries, and the lack of resources which result in a high proportion of imports, is what places Tokyo in this position. Particularly expensive are the following basket groups groceries, healthcare, housing and transport. Benchmark pricing in a major international retail store for 1 kg apples is $7.08, 1 kg boneless, skinless, chicken breast $11.91, 1 kg cheddar cheese $18.22, and 1L full cream milk $2.73.
Benchmark prices for a private practice doctor visit for an uninsured patient is $125,
I’ve talked to many students who ask me if a study abroad in Hong Kong program is worth it. My answer to every one of them is an astounding yes. Even if the standard of education in your current school or university is excellent, it still can’t compare to the educational experience a student will enjoy when they study abroad in Asia.
A study abroad South Korea program is a fun yet amazing experience. So many students dream of leaving the country, but a study abroad Asia program is your chance to just that. However, these programs are more than getting on an airplane and arriving.
Here are a few pieces of advice you should think about before signing up to study abroad Hong Kong:
Your visas, passports and official documentation – It doesn’t matter if you are part of a study abroad Asia program or signing up for a school-sponsored exchange program, you will need a valid passport as well as specific documents mandatory for certain countries. I recommend visiting the U.S. Department of State’s travel portal for a list of documents you’ll need in order to study abroad in Asia. It’s a good
Americans like to believe they are “#1” in everything, but what about our educational system? According to statistics, the American educational system needs to be reassessed and reshaped in a number of ways. Standardized testing scores lag far behind Asian Countries, and what’s more, our science and math levels are far below the average Asian scale. But what’s really at stake here, is not the educational reformations that need to be done, but that need to be seen in different perspectives. Western and Eastern philosophies tend to take on far right or far left stances and some middle ground should be met.
While westerners look to Asia in hopes of restructuring its educational framework, so are The Orients looking to western America. The process is running counteractive and parallel at the same time. How we reach optimal educational attainment is up for debate, and the two perspectives could not be more different in approach. It may be a bit difficult to approach this topic without stereotyping the East and the West. However, it remains that the most obvious difference is the philosophies of the east and west. Eastern implications of hard work, obligations, and educational success is
Education before the 20th century was once treated as a domestic phenomenon and institutions for learning were once treated as local institutions. Prior to the 20th century, education was usually limited within the confines of a country, exclusively meant for the consumption of its local citizens. Scholars or college students did not have to travel miles away from their countries of origin to study and to gain skills which they needed in order to traverse the paths of their chosen careers. Moreover, national borders served as impenetrable walls in the name of sovereignty. Gaining a college degree and the skills entailed with it were merely for the purpose of staunch nationalistic service to one’s land of origin. Furthermore, knowledge of the valleys and the oceans encircling the world map, as well as foreign languages and international political regimes were not much of an imperative. Intercultural exchange was not massive and sophisticated, if not intricate. Acceptance and understanding of cultural diversity were not pressured upon anyone, as well as the lure to participate in a globally interconnected world. In other words, before the 20th century, scholastic work were predominantly simple and constrained in the local, the domestic, the nearby.
Providing security to citizens is one of the primary duties of a state. Recently there is paradigm shift in understanding of security, traditional meaning of security identified with strategic affairs has undergone a change, and replaced by wider concept of human security. In contemporary world politics, state’s security will not regarded as complete without incorporating concerns of individuals, which make them insecure in daily life. According to the United Nations Development Report of 1994, seven components are basic to human security. These are economic security, food security, health security, environment security, personal security, community security, and political security.
Challenges to Human Security in South Asia:
South Asia is the home of 23 percent of humanity, amongst them 31.7 percent are living in abject poverty, the figures ranges from 20 to 50 percent in different nations considering nationally defined poverty lines. Chronic poverty coupled with unemployment leads to complete contradiction with economic security. Unemployment in the region has grown by 3 to 4 percent in last one decade and in some countries by the rate of 7 to 8 percent. Education a measure of human capital and critical determinant of economic progress has not crossed the figure
Montessori Education in Africa
Africa, massive in size with a plethora of cultures, languages, landscapes and history is a continent with uneven education systems. Montessori education has adapted throughout the continent to aid in providing education to communities, both urban and rural. For example, Ms. Deborah McCracken founded the Olive Branch for Children in Tanzania to help provide education to orphans in the Mbeya region. The majority of the orphans are such because they were born to AIDS victims and many were born infected. The school not only provides a Montessori education, but also aids in community development and provides medical care to the children and local residents. McCracken does not just provide courses for children. She has also integrated programs for the community utilizing Montessori Methodology and informal education to better develop self-sustaining projects within the region.
Further south in Zimbabwe Karen Madsen-Barton started the Nhimbe Maaya Preschool for children aged 3 to 6 years old with a similar concept. Not only is education provided for children, there is a large emphasis for sustainable development within the community. Interestingly, in the Nhimbe Magaya Preschool there is a greater emphasis on the use of Shona music,
Asia could be the perfect destination for travel. Not only does Asia offers a wonderful vacation experience but can also provide a great educational opportunity to learn about all of its different cultures and attractions. This especially true in programs such as the study abroad South Korea or study abroad Thailand trips.
In these enchanting nations, you’ll quickly find adventure, fun, nightlife and a great opportunity for cultural education. Tourists and students alike take delight in the enticing and charismatic attractions of these many nations. Over the past few years, travel throughout the different countries of Asia and programs such as study abroad Malaysia have become very popular and trendy. From the nature guides of Thailand to the fashion boutiques of Tokyo, Asia offers a once in a lifetime experience for anyone interested.
Vacations on the beautiful sandy beaches of Asia are popular for many Americans and Europeans. As you travel through the countries of Southeast Asia, your trip isn’t complete without at least attempt at surfing and one fun beach party. There aren’t many travelers and students who can walk away from Asia’s beaches without a lasting memory of their white sands, which are quite
Although Network Marketing was originated in the United States, the present and future of Network Marketing is in Asia and specifically in China, Korea and Japan. If you want to have the opportunity to build a tremendous income in Network Marketing, you should join a company that is currently doing business in Asia or has plans to expand into Asia in the near future. Below are a couple of ways to capitalize on the expansion into Asia, whether you know any people who are Asian or not –
Educate your team or current network about the growth of Network Marketing in Asia –
Even if you do not know anybody who is from Asia, somebody who you know is. Educate your close circle of influence about the tremendous growth of Network Marketing Businesses in Asia. This will establish you as a leader in the Industry because of your level of education and will have people around you thinking about whom they know that can become a leader to grow their business into Asia.
Know that you do not have to overcome the negative stigma about Network Marketing Business in Asia –
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Problem: In many undeveloped Muslim countries education is not widely available to all citizens. Many of the boys and young men in these countries get their education in small religious schools called madrasas that teach a strict fundamentalist interpretation of Islamic law to their students. Militant Islamic extremists use these schools as a vehicle for recruiting potential terrorists.
Solution: The citizens in these countries have shown that they are open to new schools being built with funding and assistance provided by western nations. These schools encourage women to participate and teach a well rounded curriculum free of fundamentalist teachings. The resulting improvement in literacy and understanding of the outside world creates a more moderate point of view, and reduces poverty and overpopulation.
Every year hundreds of wealthy Westerners flock to the Himalayan Mountains in Asia hoping to conquer some of the World’s most challenging peaks. Most will hire local villagers to guide them to the summit and to carry their gear along the way. These villagers do the lion’s share of the work for what usually amounts to pennies.
In 1993 American climber Greg Mortonsen decided to attempt to summit the notorious K2 in Pakistan,
While there are lots of public statistics about resume exaggeration in North America, the same statistics are always lacking in the Asia Pacific region. Having worked in the pre-employment background industry in both North America and Asia, I am often being asked the question for the difference in job candidate behaviours in resume exaggeration for the two regions.
Similar to the North America region, resume exaggeration is a serious issue in Asia Pacific. According to our survey study with The University of Hong Kong, over 62% of survey respondents admitted that they have exaggerated on their resume such as their previous positions held, job responsibilities and years of experience. 33% admitted that they have exaggerated not only for a little but for a fair amount to get their current job. In an interview with some of the 33% group participants, they stated that they believe resume exaggeration is a norm in the marketplace and it is of their disadvantage not to act the same way.
We have also interviewed over 20 HR directors in Asia Pacific with regional responsibilities. Their expectation for the percentage of job candidate exaggerating on resume varies from 20% to 60%. This