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· February, 2007

Stories about Education from February, 2007

Arabisc: A Pictorial Tour of North Africa

There is one word to describe this picture taken by American blogger Cory Driver, who is based in Morocco, and it is wow! Not being a photography critic, however, I...

China: Government study tours questioned

Somewhat related to this recent post, Sichuan province Writer's Association member and Strong China blogger Li Hongzhi looks at a recent decision from the organizational department of the provincial Communist...

Algeria: Arabic Threatened in Qatar?

Algerian blogger Lameen Souag argues that the Arabic language is being threatened in Qatar, where the emphasis is on teaching youngsters English at an early age.

Saudi Arabia: Government Cracking Down on Bloggers, New Saudi Ambassador to US, and More

A Press frenzy over Saudi school curriculums, a govermental campaign targeting a number of male Saudi bloggers, Anna Nicole Smith, Kareem Amer, forced divorces, a new government program to fight...

Kyrgyzstan: Paying for Grades

Tolkun Umaraliev explains the situations in which Kyrgyz students pay bribes to receive good grades. He says that it is horrible to think about what this widespread practice means for...

Lebanon: Academia, Agriculture and Construction

Let us begin this week’s roundup of the Lebanese blogosphere with non–political posts. Let us start from a post about two Lebanese salads that are used as appetizers during meals:...

Lebanon's War, Again

How will the Lebanese get over their past if they don't discuss it, says Syrian blogger Abu Kareem. “Many if not most Lebanese children get their education in non-secular schools...

Saudi Arabia: Book Fair

Saudi Jeans reports about a bookfair in his country's capital Riyadh next month. “There will not be any days for families only. The book fair will be open to everybody,...

Touring Libyan Blogs: Between history, hair, leadership, cleaning the floor and many more stories

Most of us have studied some history, many of us think we know history, but the majority of us are really ignorant about large parts of our own history. That...

Bahrain: Workshop on Press Freedoms

The Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights will be conducting a training workshop about Press Freedoms, the law and how it views freedoms of expression, practical demonstrations and tutorials on...

Iran:”UK universities and Islamic Republic propaganda

Azarmehr says that Islamic Republic uses British universities as a propaganda platform.He talks about his experience in SOAS :A request was made by an Iranian student at SOAS for a...

Iran:nuclear technology booklet for school children and teachers

Kamangir has published the cover of a nuclear technology booklet for school children and teachers.In Kamnagir‘s blog we read:”according to the public relations’ office in the Ministry of Education, the...

Haiti: Goodbye, Tiga

Alice Backer remembers the late Haitian painter, sculptor and educator Jean-Claude Garoute, also known as Tiga.

Malaysia: University Dean Keeping Tabs on Students Attire

Education in Malaysia writes about the dean from the business faculty of a top Malaysian public university who goes around looking for female students in improper attire.

Jamaica: Henry Fowler

Kia pays tribute to the recently deceased Henry Fowler, founder of Jamaica's exclusive Priory School, “an old-school Jamaican of colonial days, the sort of person that it is now fashionable...

Iran:Watch Ahmadineajd talking about nuclear energy

Sheltering Sky has translated and put subtitles in English for a very hot video film in Iran.In this film, Ahmadinejad says,in his speech, that a 16 years old teenager girl...

Hong Kong: teaching Chinese writing course in English

Hegelchong complains about the universities’ language policy in Hong Kong. High ranking university officials have made the decision that from next term onward, all courses should be taught in English,...

Ukraine: Languages and Cars

Pass The Paska! talks to Ukrainian schoolkids about languages spoken in Canada (not Canadian and American, but English and French), and about the cars they (Canadians, not the blogger) have...

Latvia: The Roma Community

Marginalia writes about the Latvian Roma – some of whom are his neighbors: “they’ve been taking advantage of things like free computer courses and small business loans, and they’re thrilled....

Bahrain: Any Student Bloggers Out There?

Do you know of any student bloggers? An American teacher wrote to Bahrain-based blogger Haitham Sabbah asking for support in a project aimed to bridge the gap between the East...

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