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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Interest in Asian Studies at FIU Explodes

FIU Magazine – Deborah O’Neil

“Growing up in Miami far from any cultural connection to Asia, Jennifer Garcia ’09, MA ’11, became enchanted with the hit Japanese anime TV series Sailor Moon. At the time, she didn’t really know anything about this special genre of animation, nor was she familiar with Japan’s vibrant pop culture. Instead she was drawn to the series’ heroine, Usagi Tsukino, and its portrayal of magical girls who use their powers to thwart evil…That extracurricular interest grew and by the time Garcia was ready for college she knew she wanted to study Asia, and specifically Japan. She found all she wanted and much more at FIU [Florida International University], eventually earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Asian Studies…Many are drawn to FIU’s popular Asian Studies degree programs for the same reasons. Students often fall into two camps, says director Steve Heine: they want to study Japan for its culture or they want to study China for its economy. They can do both in FIU’s Asian Studies Program…The program continues to expand based on student demand. “In terms of world regions in the Pacific Century, there’s no question China and Japan both economically and culturally are the fastest growing leaders,” Heine said.”(more)

Friday, November 7, 2014

Losing focus: Why so many Chinese children wear glasses

The Economist – Staff Writer

“The incidence of myopia is high across East Asia, afflicting 80-90% of urban 18-year-olds in Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan…The biggest factor in short-sightedness is a lack of time spent outdoors…if a child has enough time in the open, they can study all they like and their eyesight should not suffer…” (more)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Could Ireland become a leading country for studying Chinese?

TheJournal.ie – Staff Writer

“THE TIES BETWEEN China and Ireland are growing thanks to two new initiatives being introduced by Trinity College Dublin (TCD)…The university said that the new MA programme “aims to produce graduates equipped with the intellectual and transferable skills for future careers requiring a strong knowledge of contemporary China”.” (more)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

RSI Franchisee Named Entrepreneur of the Year

Outside the Box – Christy Johnson

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The Renascence School International™ would like to congratulate Orange County campus franchisee, Mrs. Carrie Mizera for the honor of being recognized for her achievements not once, but twice this year. Mrs. Mizera was named the 2014 National Asian Entrepreneur of the Year at the 21st annual awards ceremony at the Beverly Hills Hilton on September 26, 2014.

 

More recently, Mrs. Mizera was also awarded the Asian Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) 2014 Raising Lotus Award,and was honored at their 10th Annual Awards Luncheon on October 10, 2014 in Anaheim.

 

In September of 2011, Carrie and Tom Mizera opened a Renascence School International franchise in Costa Mesa, California. RSIOC (Renascence School International Orange County) was the only school in the area offering three-way language immersion and advanced academics. It is a school with a unique vision and through the powerful leadership that Carrie and Tom have provided, the school continues to grow and give children a one-of-a-kind, world class educationRSIOC is now in its 4th year of providing students with a strong academic foundation and proficiency in three languages as well as skills in creativity, problem solving, and leadership.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Funding boost for Asian languages an important step

Scoop Independent News – Staff Writer

“The Asia New Zealand Foundation welcomes increased investment in Asian language learning in schools…“Given New Zealand’s growing ties with Asia, children and students will need a range of Asia-related capabilities, including language skills, by the time they enter the workforce. Increasingly, those who are multilingual will be advantaged, both in job prospects and in other respects, over those who are monolingual.” (more)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Language Learning Starts From The Cradle

Asian Scientist – Staff Writer

“Babies are good listeners and can absorb information in their native language even before reaching their first birthday, according to a study published in the journal Developmental Science. Furthermore, for tots in a Mandarin-speaking environment, they are able to differentiate the intonations in the language.” (more)

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Why Asian Nations Dominate Global Education Rankings

Forbes – James Marshall Crotty

“Last week, Pearson Education released its annual global educational performance report…In addition to the rankings, Pearson interviewed seven international experts on education to supplement the research and identify global trends in education and workforce development. The findings from these interviews included:”(more)

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Study: Work Ethic Allows Asian-Americans to Outperform Peers

Education News – Grace Smith

“…two studies which tracked white and Asian students from kindergarten through high school revealed that the two groups of students begin school on a level playing ground. It is around the fifth grade that Asian-Americans begin to “significantly outperform whites”…The results suggest that the achievement gap occurs because of the levels of academic drive rather than in cognitive ability differences.”(more)

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Among Universities Created In Last 50 Years, U.S. No Longer Leads The Pack

Forbes – James Marshall Crotty

“A prestigious London-based publication has produced its annual list of the world’s best emerging universities. And…the data suggests that Asian nations are emerging as the new hot spots for higher education…while the U.S. is still home to most of the world’s most prestigious institutions for higher education, other countries have invested in their existing schools, and in starting new schools, and, as a result, are able to compete quickly…”(more)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Parents Should Coach Academics as Seriously as They Do Sports

The New York Times – Jennifer Arrow

“It sometimes seems that the American success ethic stops at the schoolhouse door. We encourage ambition in youth sports and entrepreneurial enterprise, but our families are often suspicious of the value of scholastic competition…Dr. Huang’s thoughtful book makes a persuasive argument that, in light of the demands of our current cutthroat global economy, American parents may do well to think of themselves as cognitive coaches for their kids. We should look at the homework spread across the dining room table playing field and say with all appropriate gusto: “Game on.””(more)