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Education 15 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Tackling the bully

Life in school can be a nightmare of one is the target of bullies. Star Education looks at how schools and parents can help both victim and aggressor.

Education 15 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Boosting self-esteem and exam results

Low self-esteem and lack of motivation are the primary causes of minimal achievement levels among students. Research has also shown that self-esteem is a better predictor of academic success compared to measured intelligence (IQ).

Education 15 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Poor but truly rewarded

From LINC Ipoh, Perak.

AseanPlus News 23 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

'Singapore, KL not so friendly'

IF A blind man needs help crossing a busy street in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, or in San Jose, Costa Rica, there will always be someone to see that he gets safely across.

Education 29 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

The case for giving tuition

From POOR TEACHER, Penang

Nation 30 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

'Findings of study on cities not accurate'

Social activist Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye does not fully agree with the methods utilised by social psychologist Professor Dr Robert Levine in his six-year study to determine the level of friendliness and altruism in 23 cities throughout the world.

Education 13 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Engineering losing appeal

The engineering profession needs to be #8220;reinvented#8221; to hold a greater appeal to students who are opting for other career choices says Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) president Prof Abang Abdullah Abang Ali.

AseanPlus News 17 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Suicide brings attention to child psychology

THE suicide of a high school girl in Dalian, who killed herself in emulation of her favourite pop star, has confronted Chinese parents and education experts with a new psychological phenomenon.

Education 20 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Engineering needs revamp

The employment market now demands employees who are multi-skilled and personable - doctors who are good managers, accountants with people skills and engineers with business acumen. Realising this, the engineering fraternity, headed by the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM) started a five-year exercise to take stock of its place in the global market.