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· December, 2006

Stories about Education from December, 2006

Serbia, USA: What Serbs Think About America

In his blog post called “America is shaking”, Neven Andjelic shares his opinion on the United States (SRP): This big country is shaking. A number of events have caused the...

Africa: global perception of Africa

The global perception that Africa sucks gathers more speed, “I have got an IQ of 132, show me how to use it”

Kazakhstan: Pressuring Teachers

Arthur reports on government pressure against teachers, specifically putting pressure on teachers to buy government newspapers, in Kazakhstan.

Haiti: Teacher's Union Denounces Insecurity

Many school children have recently been the victims of kidnappings in Haiti and the Haitian press reports that teachers’ unions have denounced what they feel is the government's inaction vis-a-vis...

China: Nary Xmas?

A group of PhD students at several of China's biggest and best universities came together last week to release a letter calling for Chinese to boycott Christmas—a holiday they see...

Malaysia: Sex Education in Schools

Cakap Tak Serupa Bikin asks couple of questions after reading about the proposed introduction of sex education in Malaysian schools. “Since the education minister is adamant that sex education will...

Estonia: Estonica

A Step At A Time links to Estonica, “a web encyclopedia about Estonia, in English and Estonian.”

Taiwan: please speak Chinese

Holly blogs about her frustration in learning Chinese in Taiwan, and she hopes that her Chinese friends can speak Chinese to her.

Arabisc: Moroccan Authorities Lack Humour, says Blogger

In Morocco, a newspaper is being sued for publishing an article on jokes which Moroccans enjoy. Blogger Hjiouij thinks its not discussing religious issues that the authorities object to in...

China: model answer blogpost

Zengying explains why 2006 is an significant year for him because one of his blog post became a model answer for university entrance examination: a student copied his post in...

India: Reservations and Muslims

Indian Muslims on exclusive spaces in Higher Education for minorities. “I do not support exclusive schools and colleges for a particular community because they just are a blow to the...

Brunei: Waking up Librarians

Jewelle, a former librarian now living in Brunei is asking the librarians to get up to date with what library visitors want. “From working with books and printed matters, we...

Syria: Arabic Teaching

A new (and only) podcast that teaches Arabic language for English people is here, finally!

Benin: Pictures of Schools

Expat blogger Anne Au Benin posts (Fr) pictures of Benin schools.

Russia: Shpargalki

Lex Libertas compares U.S. and Russian education and writes about cheating and cheatsheets – shpargalki – in the former Soviet Union.

Botswana: Girls Leading Our World

Heather writes on Bots Blog about her experience at the 2nd annual Camp Glow (Girls Leading Our World) in Botswana.

Nigeria: new intellectual online forum

Kazey Journal is excited about Think Nigeria, a new Nigerian intellectual online forum, “Let me spill the beans, there is a new Nigerian intellectual forum that is just what you...

Trinidad & Tobago: CARIBwhale

There's a new association dedicated to conserving cetaceans and their habitat, while promoting responsible whale and dolphin watching in the Caribbean. The Caribbean Beat blog reports that the effort will...

Cambodia: Personal Information Technology Workshop Spurs Blogging

DeeDee, A young Cambodian blogger posts images from a recently held personal information technology workshop in Seam Reap, the second largest city in Cambodia. “We’re very happy to see that...

Reunion: Crisis in the University

Pierrot Dupuy writes (Fr) about the crisis in the local University: “The State, politicians, economic and social actors cannot let the status quo prevail. Things are falling apart at the...

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