ASIC International Conference 2017

2017 marks the occasion of ASIC’s 10th Anniversary. Over these years we’ve had the privilege of working with many excellent institutions and have seen many changes in the international education sector. Though there have been challenges along the way, we …View Full Post

ASIC Forms Partnership with International Inspectorate Council (IIC)

ASIC is very pleased to announce the formation of a new partnership with IIC.  This will be of great benefit to sponsored Saudi students studying English language abroad. ASIC will be working in partnership with IIC to provide inspection and …View Full Post

The GEM Report at UKFIET 2017

The 14th International Conference on Education and Development organized by UKFIET will be held this week in Oxford, England. The packed schedule includes many events with GEM Report focus as shown in the calendar below. The theme of this year’s conference, ‘Learning and Teaching for Sustainable Development: Curriculum, Cognition and Context’, will explore the importance of…

‘Cracking the code’ to end gender disparities in STEM

By Justine Sass, UNESCO Girls and women are significantly underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professions worldwide, a divide rooted in girls’ earliest days of socialization and schooling and one that a groundbreaking UNESCO report aims to address. UNESCO’s Director-General Irina Bokova officially launched the report “Cracking the code: Girls’ and women’s education…

Samoa votes against reintroducing corporal punishment in schools

Corporal punishment was only banned in Samoan schools in 2013. Four years later, however, the issue was once again up for debate. Thankfully, a matter of days ago, Cabinet decided to uphold the ban. Amongst those who have questioned whether the ban on corporal punishment is correct was a leading education official who worried that the…

Promoting literacy in a multilingual society

By Paula Korsnakova, Senior Research and Liaison Advisor, IEA Reflecting on the results of providing instruction in a language other than the one spoken at home Did you know that apparently 66% of children in the world are raised to speak more than one language? Countries where more than one language is commonly spoken have…