All Confucius Institutes teach Chinese language and culture but the nature of what they offer varies.
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The government is asking universities to register the Confucius Institutes they host under the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme. So, what are these institutes and what do they teach?
From the perspective of international students’ parents, working with the education agent is reassuring because the agent can understand both context and language and thus help navigate a huge emotional and financial decision.
Education agents play a significant role in the fact that China is the number one source country of international students who study in Canada.
A protest in Hong Kong in September against the internment of Uyghur citizens in Xinjiang.
Uyghur re-education camps are counter-productive and could do exactly the opposite of what the Chinese state intends.
Chinese students in Canberra for the 2008 Beijing Olympics torch relay.
Chinese students make up the largest portion of international students in Australia. To ensure our A$28bn international education sector continues to thrive we need to pay more attention to why.
We need to rethink how we frame discourse about Chinese students who speak out at universities – we seem to have forgotten that argument is a normal part of university study.
Plato, Confucius and Aristotle. Ancient Greek philosophy is widely taught in American universities, but classes in Chinese philosophy are few and far between.
It’s more important than ever that the U.S. understand China. So why don’t our universities teach Chinese thought?
A student takes a nap on a desk during his lunch break studying for the National College Entrance Exam in Anhui Province, China. June 2, 2012.
Every year, 9 million students in China compete for just 6 million college admission spots. The systems that match students with schools are being overhauled. But will that improve outcomes?
£41m will be spent on ‘mastery learning’ – will it improve learning in primary schools?
If we don’t change the way we teach science and maths, we might come to regret it.
It’s a mistake to allow teenagers to drop maths – it should be made compulsory at A-Level.
China could be returning to Mao’s idea that students should be both ‘red and expert’.
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Debate is raging in China on what kind of ideas should be shaping the next generation.
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China’s maths stars.
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