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· November, 2006

Stories about Education from November, 2006

Malaysia: Teaching Arabic in Schools

The EducationMalaysia blogs writes why students are leaving national schools for already overcrowded vernacular schools. “Now, even as mother tongue programmes have yet to be fully implemented in the schools,...

Japan: fake consultation meetings

Adamu from Mutantfrog reports on an investigation of recent scandal about the government's fake public consultation meetings on issue such as postal privatization and education reform.

Malaysia: Incomplete Training Program

The Malaysian agrees with Malaysian higher education minister on the plan to send Malaysian IT graduates to India for training but feels that the duration of the stay could be...

Haiti: Studying at night in Gonaïves

From Haiti publishes a photo of students studying in front of the Hotel Heberson, which, according to blogger Baturrico (ES), “is one of the few places in Gonaïves which remain...

Jamaica: Marlon James’ school days

Novelist Marlon James recounts his experiences as an unpopular kid in school in Jamaica, ridiculed because of his “screwed up way of speaking”.

Japan: typical foreigner?

Debito blogs about a school ad: “E R English School needs a native speaker. Blonde hair blue or green eyes and brightly character.”

Guyana: Spare the rod

Guyana-Gyal reacts strongly to a newspaper headline stating that the Guyanese Education Ministry backs corporal punishment: “I ain’t anti-discipline. I just am anti-beating a child. I wonder why we can't...

Syria: Study in Japanese

How to explain Newton's law in Japanese when your mother tongue is Arabic and you are fluent in English, but not that comfortable in Japanese? Yazan, seems to be struggling...

Iran:Clashes at AmirKabir University

According to Azarmehr three students from Amir Kabir university staged a sit in at the university entrance today.They were protesting at the decision to ban them from continuing their education.Campus...

Bermuda: Premier hosts students

Edward Rance reports on a dinner hosted by the Premier of Bermuda for Bermudian students studying in the UK and the post-dinner Q&A session where the students asked the Premier...

Egypt: Bad Class!

What happens when your students are rude, uncouth, and highly uncivilized to their teacher and each other? “The world may be full of bad people, but it's good to know...

Japan: school bullying

Kaishin blogs about the school bullying issue in Japundit.

Vietnam: Vietnamese Youth

Antidote to Burnout gets treated for his birthday by his young students in Vietnam and reflects on the future of Vietnam.

Myanmar: Graduation Ceremony

Dawn describes the unique graduation ceremony in Myanmar. “Myanmar graduation ceremonies are different from western ones. There are two days: rehearsal day and the actual ceremony day. I don't know...

Flying Over the Iraqi Blogodrome

Literally this time. I am writing this as my flight to Dubai is actually flying over Iraqi airspace. First time ever. If I were to give a true summary of...

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwean film-maker wins first prize

A Zimbabwean filmmaker, Tawanda Gunda Mupengo, wins first prize at the Dakar Film Festival for his short film, Spell My Name, “The film is about a young albino girl sexually...

Guyane:Commemorating 1996 Student Protests

Blada.com announced that a conference commemorating the 1996 high school student strikes that led to more local control of school administration took place yesterday. The event featured a photo exhibit,...

Iran:Blog Competition about Aids

Thanks to UNAids, Unicef and Iranian Positive Life Institue [Fa],a blog competition is organised about different subjects such as Women & Aids,Kids & Aids,Life with HIV,False beliefs and Drug Addiction...

China: Videos emerge of clashes between police and students in Jiangxi

Hot on the heels of the Chinese government's claim of a 22.1% reduction in “mass incidents” (read “protests”), here's some more video of “mass incidents” from China, in case you...

Balkan Blog Roundup: Focus on the Positive

The Balkans need reconciliation, confidence and positivism to change and become the winning region of Europe with happier citizens. You can see that in the inspirational words from the Serbian,...

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