Posts Categorized: East Asia

Date Posted: January 04, 2015

The Chinese government has finally decide to change the way that college entrance exams is done. The examination known as gaokao aims to reverse the exam focus education system to help develop standards further.     The Ministry of Education (MoE) announced some changes on the gaokao system on 16th December by asking universities to… Read more »

Date Posted: December 21, 2014

It seems the East Asia is on the move in education and Malaysia is looking to emulate the Shanghai programme of study. Shanghai is a market leader in students results and has produced excellent results in the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa).   Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is looking to have… Read more »

Date Posted: December 21, 2014

A recent study from the Institute of Education shows that the culture in Asia plays a big factor in determining children’s success in education.   Die hard educationalist believe that while technology is further developing education, the core teacher is the best resource. While this is true, a recent study shows that students in East… Read more »

Date Posted: November 05, 2014

In recent years, South Korea has become an economic powerhouse, being known as one of the ‘Four Asian Tigers’ alongside Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan. It’s academic power rivals those of Shanghai, China, placing 5th in both Maths and Reading and 7th in Science. The small break-off from the larger North Korea has certainly proven… Read more »

Date Posted: October 31, 2014

According to the United States, success is defined almost entirely on hard work and perseverance. The US’s mantra is basically defined as “Persistence overcomes resistance.” And subsequently, 57 percent of Americans disagree with the statement that, “Success in life is pretty much determined by forces outside our control.” As well as that 73 percent of… Read more »

Date Posted: September 09, 2014

It’s always interesting looking at league tables and in my respects, this year isn’t too different from previous years with the top ten all being United Kingdom and United States schools.   California Institute of Technology – 94.9 Points Harvard University – 93.9 Points University of Oxford – 93.9 Points Stanford University – 93.8 Points… Read more »

Date Posted: June 25, 2014

Technology has evolved vastly in the past few decades and especially so in more recent years. Nowadays it seems like everyone’s got an iPad, a cellular phone, a laptop, a personal computer and knows what Google is. But in our experience, here at SeekTeachers, we’re seeing many teachers whom have little to no IT skills… Read more »

Date Posted: June 03, 2014

Given many different names, the Duanwu, or Dragon Boat Festival, is China’s iconic festival celebrating its culture in its purest and strongest form. The Festival sees many activities including tasting Zongzi (a type of sticky rice dumplings) and Xionghuang Jiu (wine made from Realgar, an arsenic sulphide), as well as Duanwu racing (racing between Dragon… Read more »

Date Posted: May 09, 2014

You strive, day after day, working for the man in the standard nine to five that everyone else seems to have and each day you feel like you’re coming home a little more lifeless than when you left. All that brightens your day is the smiles on your children’s faces. If you’re the child, you’re… Read more »

Date Posted: April 25, 2014

You get in and open the door first thing in the morning as heavy footsteps of the class thump slowly and forcibly in as you stand at the front and ten, twenty, fifty faces look back at you. The morning register is announced and the faces slump back into their seats, chewing on pens and… Read more »