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· October, 2007

Stories about Education from October, 2007

Iran:Student Protest

According to[Fa] Salam Democrat blog, students demonstrated today in Alameh University in Tehran.The students asked that jailed students get freed.The blogger says seven other students were arrested today.

Israel: Junior Academic Staff Join Strike

“The Junior academic staff have joined in with the Senior staff to have a one-day solidarity strike today. Many thanks for the support!” reports Israeli blogger Yael.

Iraq: Breathing Slowly

Iraqi Aunt Najma sums up her sentiments about life in Iraq as follows: “Breathing slowly.. In and out..that's what I have to do to keep myself from crying, and stay...

Malaysia: Sex Education Lessons From Malaysia

Cakap Tak Serupa Bikin is happy that Malaysia beats its southern neighbor in at least one area.

Korea: School Field Trips and Income Gap

School excursions are memorable experiences. Being in unfamiliar circumstances and spending several nights with friends give the chance to build stronger friendships and to better understand teachers and other friends....

China: Province scraps Hukou system

Jeremy Goldkorn at Danwei with breaking news of southwestern Yunnan province's plans to abandon the hukou system, implemented in the 1950s, making it the first province in China to do...

Jamaica: Slave Mentality

“Sometimes I wonder if to be black in this world is to be absolutely unaccountable. For anything.” Marlon James picks apart the slave mentality.

Japan: Racial profiling in the U.S. and Japan

Hasan at hasanhujairi[dot]com writes about his experience being a Middle Eastern foreign student in a post 9/11 world, subject to racial profiling first during his time in the U.S., and...

Iran:Bookstores in trouble

Iranian government clamps down on bookstores’ coffee shops.Kaghz Pareh says[Fa] that he does not understand the reasons of government's decision in a country where not many people read books.

China: Affirmative Action for Rural Students

Xueyong suggests that universities in China should adopt the policy of affirmative action for rural students (zh). At present, among the top rank universities, only 20% of the students comes...

China: Heavy schooling fees and migrant workers

Yuan Guiren, Chinese Vice Education Minister, emphasized the equal education rights for the migrant workers’ children at the CPC press conference last Saturday. However, the tough reality makes some migrant...

Hong Kong: University Master Plan

The Chinese University Student Union has launhed a signature campaign against the university's undemocratic practice in Master Plan process (zh). The students demanded the university to include representatives of stake...

Uganda: Poverty and Paris Hilton

Wednesday's Public Poverty Forum in Kampala had one blogger, Tumwijukue, asking, “Did they (re)define poverty? Did they speak of poverty of the mind? Or did they merely use the event...

China: Education

Li Yinhe compares the difference between Chinese and westerner's attitude toward education (zh). For westerner, education is to learn something, while for Chinese, education is the only path towards success.

Peru: Purchase of OLPC Computers

Desde El Tercer Piso [ES] reflects upon the Peruvian government's decision to participate in the One Laptop Per Child project with the purchase of 40,000 XO computers.

Moldova: A Table Game

Wu Wei is wondering how many times one can play a game entitled “Where is Moldova?”.

Central & Eastern Europe: “Human Capital”

Edward Lucas writes about “a lack of brainpower” in Eastern and Central Europe.

Barbados: Arresting the Spread of HIV-AIDS

Barbados Underground thinks that the powers-that-be have failed the country with regard to stemming the spread of HIV-AIDS.

Colombia: Mayoral Campaign Promises

Velvet from PISO TR3S [ES] discusses a mayoral candidate in Medellín that has promised free internet and a computer for every child if he is elected.

China: No PC Allowed

Several universities in Mainland China has forbidden university first year students from bringing their personal computers to the classroom in order to stop them from playing computer game in the...

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