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Title: Education Myanmar: Investing in the Future
Date of publication: January 2010
Description/subject: "A Myanmar Times special feature - January 2010"...Studying Abroad - How to apply and win a place at a prestigious university...Education sector is flourishing in 2010 - Students enjoy a multitude of study, learning options...Dubious agents entice students short of visa...Students voice concerns about studying in Aus...Garden school sews new hope...Music facilitates learning where it’s most needed...Pre-schools boom in Mandalay...Professionals choose MBAs...Manage your resources...Spanking habits die hard...Where to study and how...Malaysia and Singapore compete for young brains...Monastic education...Harvard imparts its wisdom...Scholars be [prepared?- line missing]...A strong CV can catapult your career...International students share their [experience? - line missing]
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Myanmar Times"
Format/size: pdf (1.6MB - OBL version; 2,51MB - original)
Alternate URLs: http://mmtimes.com/2010/feature/507/eduaction.pdf
Date of entry/update: 24 September 2011


Title: Myanmar Study Abroad
Description/subject: This website provides information on how to get scholarship abroad for the students from Burma. A very useful site.
Language: English
Source/publisher: myanmarstudyabroad.org
Date of entry/update: 08 October 2014


Title: Prospect Burma
Description/subject: "For 25 years, Prospect Burma has been investing in a positive future for Burma through its young people. Prospect Burma was set up in 1989 in the aftermath of the military regime’s suppression of mass pro-democracy demonstrations in Burma in 1988. At that time thousands of young Burmese fled to Burma's borders, and universities and schools were closed down. Prospect Burma’s scholarship programme has awarded some 1,500 scholarships since that time and opens doors to educational opportunities currently unavailable and underfunded within Burma."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Prospect Burma
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 14 October 2014


Title: Prospect Burma Newsletters
Description/subject: 2013-2006
Language: English
Source/publisher: Prospect Burma
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 14 October 2014


Title: The Charles Wallace Burma Trust: Scholarship for postgraduate students from Burma
Description/subject: "The activities of the Charles Wallace Burma Trust are divided into two parts: activity conducted in partnership with the British Council in Burma; and academic grants offered to postgraduate students from Burma studying in the United Kingdom."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Oxford University
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 13 October 2014


Individual Documents

Title: Class Divide
Date of publication: 26 May 2014
Description/subject: "Since 2013, Ma Mya Mya Thet has been taking a one-year-and-five-month Master of Arts course in management and policy at the National Institute of Development Administration in Bangkok, Thailand, courtesy of a postgrad scholarship provided by the Thailand International Development Cooperation Agency (TICA). Her experience highlights the anxiety faced by many Myanmar students when it comes to teacher interactions in the classroom, at home or abroad. “My worst fear in the class is to ask questions and to be asked,” Ma Mya Mya Thet said in March following a TICA press conference at the Riva Surya Hotel about scholarships for Myanmar students. “It takes time for me to accustom myself to questioning the teachers in the class because we are not in the habit of asking questions,” said Ma Mya Mya Thet, who earned her bachelor degree in mechanical engineering from Pyay Government Technology College, then worked as a vice director at the Department of Labour under the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security. “We used to learn by heart and take exams from what we memorised.” Now, she said, she’s working hard to adjust to a more open, dialogue-based classroom. “I try to get into the habit of asking questions if I don’t understand something. The pedagogy here encourages me to research and think for myself. It is a big difference,” she said. Ma Mya Mya Thet said Myanmar students on the whole are more motivated and disciplined than their foreign counterparts, and study very hard, with a serious attitude. They’re also better at writing in English than their Thai students, perhaps as a result of their diligent study habits. But she said Myanmar students tend to be weaker in English speaking, “because we don’t normally use the English language in the workplace.” That problem is compounded by the fact that they’re not used to raising their voices with confidence in the classroom."...
Author/creator: Zon Pann Pwint
Language: English
Source/publisher: http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/special-features/182-education-2014/10500-class-divide.html
Date of entry/update: 26 September 2014


Title: Albion College
Date of publication: 25 July 2011
Description/subject: "Soe Yu Nwe's journey from her home country of Burma, (also known as Myanmar) to the United States in 2009 brought her to Albion College, a liberal arts college in southern Michigan. Like many Burmese students, Nwe (who goes by the nickname Joy) came to the U.S. to study biology. She found her true calling, she says, when she took a ceramics class in her first semester."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "USA TODAY"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2014


Title: Burma’s Brawn and Brain Drain
Date of publication: May 2008
Description/subject: With little hope of higher education or well paying jobs, Burma’s young look abroad... "A teacher is giving English instruction in a small classroom packed with young students on the seventh floor of a building in Rangoon’s Sanchaung Township. The students all hope to pass entrance examinations that would admit them to foreign universities and colleges. The Sanchaung school is just one of many where the students’ main ambition is to acquire the qualifications that would enable them to continue their studies overseas..."
Author/creator: Myo Chit Thu
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 16, No. 5
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 01 May 2008


Title: Prospect Burma: Intensive English Program in Mai Ja Yang Village in Kachin State and British Council English Classes in Rangoon
Description/subject: "Inside Burma we also fund an intensive English programme in Kachin State costing £4,500 per annum, and English language courses for Burmese students at the British Council in Rangoon costing £9,600."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Prospect Burma
Format/size: pdf
Date of entry/update: 14 October 2014


Title: Scholarship Program at Asian Institute of Technology for Burmese
Description/subject: "...Based on the agreement between the KAAD and Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), the two organizations jointly provide scholarship support for qualified applicants from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Timor Leste and Vietnam, to pursue Master’s or Doctoral degree program studies at the AIT. Interested persons may apply to any Fields of Study offered by the AIT."...
Language: English
Source/publisher: myanmarstudyabroad.org
Date of entry/update: 08 October 2014


Title: Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Student Leaders on Global Environmental Issues
Description/subject: "The U.S. Embassy Yangon is pleased to announce the opportunity to compete for the Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Student Leaders program on Global Environmental Issues."...
Language: English
Source/publisher: Embassy of the United States, Rangoon, Burma
Date of entry/update: 07 October 2014