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· April, 2006

Stories about Education from April, 2006

China: Truth penetrates firewall

In ‘China Good News Vol. 3‘, the Laowiseass blogger posts a letter from a reader: “I just saw a PBS documentary about what happened in Beijing in the summer of...

Jordan: Customer Service

Speaking her mind about the ‘customer service’ in the Arab world, Khalidah says: “We see large companies with hundreds of employees and fancy titles, their organization charts can fill a...

Pulse of the Saudi Blogosphere

Football and ice hockey, hijab and fatwas, bloggers meetups, and much much more from the Saudi blogosphere this week. Let's go… Starting with Swalfy, who did not seem so surprised...

Bermuda: Technology Education portal

The Limey links to the Bermuda Ministry of Education's Technology Education Learning Portal.

Martinique: Parental Rant

Bien Vu wonders (FR) why his/her teen-aged son is being taught History in French class. “Martinique doesn't do anything like anyone else [in the French school system],” says the blogger...

Taiwan: English teaching essentials

Mark at Doubting to shuō blogs critically on what separates good ESL teachers in Taiwan from the bad. “Obviously,” he writes, “this is pretty subjective.”

Belarus: Alternative Student Resource

Iryna of TOL's Belarus Blog writes about a Belarusian-language alternative online student resource – www.studenty.by: “More than 10,000 people visited the web-site when the first cartoon about Vasilek, a freshmen...

Japan: Online language learning

Chris Bunting at Buyo shares his discovery of two free online Japanese learning tools: one mouse-over pop-up translator and a vocabulary-drilling role playing game.

Image from Haiti: Sell Art, Support a School

La Bonne Recolte by J.B. Chery. Image courtesy AyitiCherieConnexion AyitiCherieConnexion posts a slideshow of Haitian paintings and writes (FR): While surfing the web the other day I discovered a not-for-profit...

Serbia & Montenegro: Kosovar Schoolgirl Battling Dutch Immigration Officials

CafeDA writes about Kosovar schoolgirl Taida Pasic's battle with the Dutch immigration authorities: “Pasic's family fled from Kosovo to the Netherlands when she was 12. The IND decided the family...

Bangladesh: Plagiarism

Deshcalling on how plagiarism in Bangladesh seems to be prevalent – “When plagiarism becomes rife as it has in Bangladesh educational institutions it devalues the degrees or diplomas awarded by...

India: Death of a student

The Instant Me writes from Armenia on the death of the Indian student – “A fact that I would like to bring under, is that no one from the university,...

Central Asia: Corruption in Education

The Golden Road to Samarqand covers corruption in education in Central Asia, describing how corruption works in the Kyrgyz educational system and efforts to combat it in a few countries...

Quotas in Brazilian Universities: The Online Debate

This post is also available in Portuguese. There is an important public conversation going on in Brazil. Affirmative action quota policies are being implemented in some Brazilian universities*. The debate...

Belarus: “Public Repentance”

Iryna of TOL's Belarus Blog writes about “public repentance” taking place in Belarus now: “Students, who spent 10 to 15 days in prison after being arrested on the Square or...

Kyrgyzstan: Corruption in Education

Erica writes about corruption in Kyrgyzstan and the situation in her country at Kyrgyzstan Student Blog.

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

As a postscript to the 1970 Gil Scot Heron poem ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised‘, There will be no highlights on the eleven o'clock news… The Revolution Will Not...

Belarus: Europe's Involvement

TOL's Belarus Blog writes about the extent of Europe's interest in Belarusian affairs and about countries that offer scholarships to (so far) 20 Belarusian students expelled for political reasons.

Sri Lanka: Violence in the University

Moju on University politics and the violence on campus in Colombo. “At the same time, the sort of violence in which students engage is becoming more and more harmful and...

Don't pay for that orange juice!

Le Bao Tuan at Sticky Rice tells us about his English class, and going for a drink, Vietnamese style.

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