Germany Adds Lessons in Islam to Better Blend Its Melting Pot By ALISON SMALE/NYTimes

Germany’s changing demographics due to immigration, especially of Muslim Turks, present problems and opportunities. This article examines the addition of lessons in Islam in the public education system in response to those changes.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/07/world/europe/germany-adds-lessons-in-islam-to-better-blend-its-melting-pot.html?_r=0

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Different Cultural Approaches to Learning

This interesting story looks at the role of struggle and accomplishment in learning, comparing two very different approaches.

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2012/11/struggle-means-learning-difference-in-eastern-and-western-cultures/