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· January, 2007

Stories about Education from January, 2007

Botswana: Zebras4Life–Test4Life

Bots Blog.com writes about anti-Aids campaign in Botswana using soccer to attract men, Zebras4Life–Test4Life, “The Zebras4Life–Test4Life project was offically launched at a press conference at the national stadium on Monday,...

Arabisc: Egyptian Bloggers Tie the Knot

Like in Egyptian movies, there is a thin line between imagination and reality in Egypt, where two politically active bloggers get close to each other at an anti-government rally, then...

South Korea: suicide

Michael Hurt at Scribblings of the Metropolitician blogs about how the South Korean society, especially schools, deal with suicide: many schools actively ban any talk of the student's actions at...

Thailand: Thai Style Ministry of Culture in the US

Chani, a Thailand native living in the US, writes about the new Thai governement's campaign aimed at youngsters to improve their morals. The blogger asks if a similar effort would...

Chilean Senator Explores World of Warcraft: Scholastic Team Building or Time Wasting?

Online, multi-player games like Second Life and World of Warcraft have attracted some authentic popularity in the form of subscription-paying registered users and a disproportionate amount of hype from techno-utopian...

Latin America: Professor Blog Directory

Blogfesores [ES] is a Spanish-langage directory of weblogs authored by professors. The directory is categorized by topics such as Adult Education, Classics, and Mathematics.

Malaysia: Foreign Students

Rajan counters fellow Malaysian blogger Rauff's comments against foreign students. Rauff suggests that foreign students increase social problems and local kids would learn from them. Rajan says foreign students “add...

South Korea: teachers arrested for mind crime

Two Korean middle school teachers have been arrested since 18 of Jan for quoting North Korea's view on the nuclear test. interlocals.net has some background about the issue.

Nigeria: Nigerians abroad do not need to go home!

Omodudu does not think that Nigerians living abroad need to go back home,”Often we hear Nigerians living abroad declare, “I am going home”. I have news for all of you,...

Africa: African Journals Online

My Africa Today writes about African Journals Online, “African Journals OnLine (AJOL) is a service to provide access to African published research, and increase worldwide knowledge of indigenous scholarship.”

The Global Voices Show #4

Finally — the fourth episode of The Global Voices Show has landed! In this edition we feature excerpts from the following podcasts: - The IndiCast (India) – also see Global...

Cambodia: Involve People in ASEAN

Vireak in Cambodia argues that for the regional group ASEAN(Association of South East Asian Nations) to succeed, it needs more involvement of the people living in the region rather than...

South Korea: more on textbook

Jacky's post about Chinese BBS's discussion of Korean textbook has some follow up discussion at Marmot's Hole by R. Elgin. There is a long comment thread with some more background...

Puerto Rico: Learning English

Studies show that although English is a compulsory subject in Puerto Rican schools from elementary level upwards, only 20% of the country's population has a mastery of the language. Eugenio...

Trinidad & Tobago: School porn ring and cell phone cameras

Keith Francis on the recent discovery of a school porn ring in Trinidad involving videos recorded on cell phone cameras: “The fact is that despite our wilful efforts to ignore...

China and South Korea: textbook

Jacky finds some discussions at Chinese BBS forum concerning South Korean textbook. Chinese's netizens were outraging about the distortion in the territorial map. However, are those books really Korean textbook?

China: equality in education

Xue yong quotes from a recent research to show the inequality in education: “researcher analyszed the examination result of year 2003 student from a high school in Beijing and discovered...

Serbia: Kosovo to Russia for 1 Euro

Wu Wei reports: “The Students Independent Association of the Judicial Faculty of Belgrade has begun an initiative for Serbia to give Kosovo to Russia for the price of one Euro...

Laos: Learning Laotian

Timorsunshine, an active bloggers from East Timor is currently in Lao and she is trying to learn Laotian. The blogger talks about the similarities in sounds between Laotian and some...

Singapore: Web Standards Meetup

Several Singapore bloggers attended the Web Standards Meetup organised by Singapore Web Standards Group. The Rambling Librarian attends the event as a newcomer to web standards and blogs about what...

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