Why do many Asian students excel? The secret is parenting, say the authors of the provocative book Top of the Class: How Asian Parents Raise High Achievers – and How You Can Too
The term “vocational education,” which means preparing students for a certain trade, such as auto repair or beauty school, initially began in 1917 to reduce unemployment and improve wages, and in the 1940s and 1950s, vocational education expanded to other subjects beyond agriculture and industrial work such as science, math and foreign language education.
Professionals who are in careers today will change jobs much more frequently than in previous generations. Therefore, you need to be prepared and proactive in managing your career. But does this mean you have to sacrifice in other areas of your life that are important to you? Our lives are busy enough balancing work and family without having to find time for making major career changes as well. The tips below provide you some solid strategies to achieve your career goals.
Guide to Essential Books on Expat Life: From How-Tos and Memoirs to Fiction
For millennials experiencing wanderlust, it’s difficult to satisfy the need to travel without incurring some costs. Even so, millennials famously value experiences, and seeing the world up close is one of them. Luckily, there are ways to travel on the cheap by working or volunteering abroad.
Career Services: Maximizing the value of your Study Abroad experience By Marette Hahn GCU Career Services Your study abroad experience brings more value to you, your job search strategy and your potential employer than you may realize. By studying abroad, you can bring a multitude of skills, knowledge, tools and resources to a company that […]
When measuring job satisfaction and earnings, meaningful college experiences such as studying abroad, undergraduate research and internships, don’t appear to matter as much as students’ majors and the schools that they attend. This is a key conclusion of a new study that questions conventional wisdom about what college activities matter after students graduate and start […]
So what is the difference between Korean students and North American students to create this giant huge behaviour gap? Well, we have various theories (including how Korean parents take a super active role in their daughter/son’s school marks) and one of them has to do with differences in the concept of individualization. North America is all about finding yourself, speaking up, thinking out of the box, debating, and essay writing, while Korea is all about fitting in, listening to your teacher’s lecture, knowing the one right answer, and succeeding on multiple choice tests. Being able to form creative answers based off a student’s ability to synthesize material is important in North America, while in South Korea it’s almost unheard of.
The “contact zone,” as defined by Kate Spike, will never be confused with the comfort zone where many people like to spend their time.
The Wall Street Journal’s William McGurn writes that the greatest gift the Irish brought to this country was the Catholic school system