A Childhood Without Play & Imagination

As television shows and professional competitions targeting kids mushroom, many wonder if children are being exposed to too much limelight too soon, scarring what should be a carefree childhood. This quote appeared in a 19 June 2020 article Growing up too soon in media age. The vanishing childhood applies not only to children whose parents … Continue reading A Childhood Without Play & Imagination

Vietnam’s PISA Surprise

How has the country been able to overcome socioeconomic disadvantages to perform so well? Excellent analysis by M Niaz Asadullah and Liyanage Devangi Perera.  Asadullah is Professor of Development Economics and Deputy Director of the Centre for Development Studies (CPDS) at the University of Malaya, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). … Continue reading Vietnam’s PISA Surprise