Stories about Education from October, 2007
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.
“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.
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 alive. I'm more depressed than I've ever been in the last year I think.” She also describes the daily difficulties...
Cakap Tak Serupa Bikin is happy that Malaysia beats its southern neighbor in at least one area.
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. But recently school excursions have become a source of dispute, as wealthier students can afford trips to places that poorer...
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 so: “This is significant news. The hukou system is one of the biggest problems migrant workers face in getting urban...
“Sometimes I wonder if to be black in this world is to be absolutely unaccountable. For anything.” Marlon James picks apart the slave mentality.
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 then again in Japan.
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.
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 from rural area, although rural population is consisted of more than half of the whole population. As education is a...
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 parents worried if they can find an adequate school for their children next term.
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 holders in the master plan steering committee and disclose all information in relation to the campus planning. HK-x-force, a student...
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 as a networking opportunity and an excuse to miss work for the day, rushing to the organizer's table at the end of the forum for the Ushs. 50,000 delegates' allowance?”
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.
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.
Wu Wei is wondering how many times one can play a game entitled “Where is Moldova?”.
Edward Lucas writes about “a lack of brainpower” in Eastern and Central Europe.
Barbados Underground thinks that the powers-that-be have failed the country with regard to stemming the spread of HIV-AIDS.
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.
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 classroom. Xuexheshidai points out (zh)that some universities in the U.S would sponsor students to have their own PC. The blogger...
Hundreds of Iranian students protested President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's presence at the University of Tehran on Monday, October 8. According to Al Jazeera, students chanted "Down with the dictator!" as he delivered a speech to mark the start of the academic year. Several bloggers published photos and comments.