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· August, 2007

Stories about Education from August, 2007

Egypt: Complaining for Change

Something I love about Egyptian blogs is our tendency to complain. Firstly because we're Egyptian and its our nature and secondly because we have so much to complain about. Among...

Barbados, Cuba, Venezuela: Literacy and Health Care

Individuality1977 weighs in on literacy and health care in Cuba and Venezuela.

Mauritania : Ignorance and Tradition

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Generously endowed women are favored in Mauritania. The fatter the woman, the more beautiful she is thought to be. Being big is...

Singapore: Unlikely Allies

Little Bridge finds African students taking the side of Chinese students in a campus fight with Mongolian students.

Iran:Crackdown on Professors

Kamangir says according to a new law, all state-run universities are obliged to report any trip their faculty members go to outside the country. The trips have to be reported...

Lebanon: Uproar at School in NY named after Khalil Gibran

Beirut Spring writes about an uproar surrounding a newly established public school in Brooklyn (NY), that is named after the Lebanese/Arab writer and poet Gibran Khalil Gibran. The school teaches...

Sri Lanka: Education and Nationalist Doctrine

Greenhornet.lk on why nationalist indoctrination should be removed from school syllabi.

Africa: Using ICT to promote culture

Using ICT to promote culture: “This can however only be achieved by using the ICT infrastructure as a tool in promoting science and technology education, enhancing our culture by producing...

Arabeyes: Just a Pretty Face

Miss South Carolina's response in the Miss USA Pageant to a question on why a fifth of US students couldn't locate their country on the map was the butt of...

Trinidad & Tobago: Ten Things…

Club Soda and Salt makes ten observations about Trinidad.

Jamaica: Bilingual?

“The very worst thing to do is to pretend that no language difference exists, and to proceed as if you are being fully understood”: Francis Wade examines the language barriers...

India: Reverse Brain Drain from America?

The Indian Ex-President Abdul Kalam was one of the many Indian scientists who stayed back and wanted this reverse brain drain. The media in the recent days has been playing...

Gambia: The religion of sycophancy

A Gambia Professor, Ba Banutu Gomez, leaves the US and returns to Gambia, but…: “What gets under my skin though is the tendency of African intellectuals returning home and all...

South Africa: Continuing education is working

The nonrequired writes about the success story that is continuing education in some African nations and how it can prevent the brain drain. Continuing education is paid for by companies...

Jordan: Laptop for Varsity Students

A plan to provide Jordanian university students with affordable laptops is finally being implemented, announces Ahmad Humeid from Jordan.

Trinidad & Tobago: A Case for Condoms

“The reality is that people are having sex, illicit or otherwise, with frightening proportions in our country being infected with HIV and other STIs.” Ramblings and Reason makes a case...

Hong Kong: Nine-year-old Enters University

A nine-year old genus was accepted by the Baptist University of Hong Kong. Willsin thinks that it is ridiculous as the kid doesn't need to enter university to prove that...

Namibia: Digital tools for development

Gerard writes about LearnLink Project in Namibia: “I will simply start with LearnLink, especially their LearnLink Project: NAMIBIA that saw Ed's Net see the day of light.”

France: Light punishment for racist comments by a high-school teacher.

Titophe on his blog Racisme et Histoire is worried that the French National Board of Education only reprimanded a high-school teacher for racist comments directed at a student of African...

Iraqi Student in India

An American drama teacher in India writes about her encounter with a new Iraqi student, who hopes to stage a play.

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