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· July, 2006

Stories about Education from July, 2006

Georgia: United National Exams

Ana praises Georgia's new higher education entrance exams, which are designed to limit opportunities for corruption and ensure that students entering higher education institutions are adequately educated and prepared for...

India: First a blackboard, then the laptop

Atanu Dey on why One Laptop Per Child isn't the right solution to India's education issues. “Attention and funds need to be directed to those issues first before one starts...

Mexico: Poll Numbers and Teachers Strike

It's Friday! That's right, time for Boz's famous poll numbers, wherein 48% of surveyed Mexicans believe there should be a recount while 53% believe that Calderon won the election. Lopez...

India: The hundred dollar laptop

The Nanopolitan comments on the government deciding not to go ahead with the hundred dollar laptop.

China: school close down

Peijin Chen in Shanghaiist puts together reports and commentaries concerning the shut down of a school because of high tuition fees. “The story of this school illuminates interesting issues confronting...

Fiji: Introducing a Fiji Webresource

The Babasiga blog introduces a web resource on Fiji. The site run by Australia based anthropologist Rod Ewins features old drawings, maps and engravings about Fiji.

Armenia: Military Training

ArmYouth Blog discusses the possible motives for the introduction of military training at younger ages in Armenian schools.

Light in darkness, Petroleum prices in Ghana, Famine and Education in Cameroon

Read about Light in darkness, Petroleum prices in Ghana, Famine and Education in Cameroon.

Oaxaca: Photographing the Teacher's Strike

Mark in Mexico headed down to the city's Zócolo to assess and photograph ground zero of the teacher's strike. He describes the scene with patent sarcasm: “I took no photos...

Chile, Argentina: One Laptop per Child

Tomás Pollak writes that the Organization of American States supports Nicholas Negroponte's One Laptop per Child plan as a solution to the digital divide throughout Latin America (ES). Meanwhile, Ariel...

Pakistan: Going abroad to study

Shirazi at Light Within reflects on why so many students from Pakistan go abroad to study. “In 1947, there was only one University of the Punjab. Today, we have almost...

Iran: Dark days for Communication Sciences

Farid Modaresi, journalist & student activist says University of Communication Sciences is facing very dark days. The blogger adds several academics are forced to leave university such as Dr. Namk...

East Asia: Americanization of legal education

Curzon in Coming Anarchy blogs about the trend in Americanization of East Asian legal education in Japn and South Korea.

Bolivia: Indigenous Studies Versus Global Competitiveness

Jaime Escalante, the real life Bolivian math teacher portrayed by Edward James Olmos in Stand and Deliver, argues that too much emphasis on indigenous language and education will take away...

Thailand: Making Colleagues Jealous

Andrew Biggs in Thailand has one of the best jobs in the world. “When I got back to the office, all the male staff were very jealous of me. They...

Hong Kong: learning from parent

ESWN translates a blogpost from learned friend on how children are being influenced by their parent in racial stereotype. “To the parents of the children — how do you teach...

Tajikistan: Russian “Illiteracy”

Elizabeth writes about the decline in Russian language abilities in Tajikistan.

Belarus: Scholarship Fraud and Brain Drain

TOL's Belarus Blog writes about scholarship fraud and the connection between scholarships and brain drain.

Hong Kong: Tree policy

The Chinese University of Hong Kong has been trying to upgrade their campus to international standard by large scale construction; and hundreds of trees in the campus are at stake....

Philippines: Exporting nurses to the world

The most popular college degree in the Philippines today is nursing. More than 100,000 Filipino nurses have left the country to seek better opportunities.

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