Secondary Education

More and Younger: Outbound Student Mobility Among Chinese High School Students

Chinese high school students are coming to the U.S. and Canada in increasing numbers. Credential analyst Mini Gu examines the trend, the factors driving it, and more.


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Posted in Asia Pacific, Current Issue, Enrollment & Recruiting, Mobility Trends

Alike but Unequal: Quality and Credentials In China’s International High School Sector

Last year, Chinese undergraduate enrollments in U.S. colleges and universities outstripped graduate enrollments for the first time ever. The quality of those students’ secondary schooling is directly relevant to their impact and experiences on campus. WENR offers an overview of the good, the bad, and the fly-by-night landscape of China’s international high schools to help institutions better manage their enrollment pipeline and student success.


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Posted in Accreditation and Quality Assurance, Asia Pacific, Credential Evaluation Issues, Enrollment & Recruiting, Strategic Internationalization

Philippines K-12 Reforms Poised to Transform Higher Education System

Although aimed at the K-12 sector, recent educational reforms in the Philippines are expected dramatically affect the nation’s higher education system – and potentially Filipino students’ international mobility – as well.


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A Common Anglophone Curriculum under the West African Examinations Council

By Nick Clark, Editor, World Education News & Reviews SIGN UP FOR GHANA, NIGERIA, KENYA WEBINAR   Established in 1952, the West African Examinations Council, known commonly as WAEC, is a regional examination body headquartered in Accra, Ghana that conducts


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Posted in Africa, Archive, Credential Evaluation Issues

The Booming International Schools Sector

By Nick Clark, Editor, World Education News & Reviews ACCESS WES WEBINAR ARCHIVE: “EDUCATION IN SAUDI ARABIA”   The demand for an English-medium international school education has been growing at a steady clip over the last 20 years to the


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Secondary Education in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Secondary Education

In this article, we offer an introduction to Hong Kong’s New Senior Secondary (NSS) academic structure and curriculum, in addition to the new credentials and transcripts from the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE), first issued in the fall of 2012. This profile builds on an earlier webinar by Yuki Inoue, WES’ Asia-Pacific Group Leader.


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Senior Secondary Mathematics Education in China

By Zhenzhen Yang, WES Credential Evaluator (Asia and Middle East) and China Specialist VIEW WEBINAR ARCHIVE: EDUCATION IN CHINA   Chinese applications and enrollments at American universities and colleges have been skyrocketing over the last five years, and especially so


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Secondary Education in Vietnam

By WES Staff VIEW WEBINAR ARCHIVE: EDUCATION IN VIETNAM   Introduction Vietnam is currently one of the fastest growing sources of international students for U.S. institutions of higher education. In academic year 2010/11, Vietnam sent the eighth largest cohort of


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Obtaining Authentic Secondary Credentials from Saudi Arabia

By Nick Clark, Editor World Education News & Reviews and Ari Mihael, WES Assistant Director and Area Specialist Universities around the world have seen huge increases in the numbers of Saudi students enrolling on their campuses over the last half


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Posted in Archive, Credential Evaluation Issues, Education System Profiles, Middle East

Admitting Chinese Undergraduates

By WES Staff VIEW UPCOMING FREE WEBINAR: EDUCATION IN CHINA   Over the last four years there has been a dramatic explosion in the number of Chinese undergraduate students studying at U.S. universities and colleges. Between 2009 and 2010 alone


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