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· November, 2007

Stories about Education from November, 2007

China: Taxing Post-graduate Student

Pbzhai writes a story he heard from his university [zh]. A post-graduate student wrote to the Nanjing city mayor and asked why the post-graduate students had to be taxed even...

Armenia: Renovated Toilets

Kyle's Journey in Armenia updates its readers on a current Peace Corps project to renovate the bathroom and sewer system in a local school. With substandard facilities at present, the...

Cuba: Human Development Index

Child of the Revolution blogs about Cuba's ranking on the United Nations’ 2007-2008 Human Development Index.

Armenia: Labor Dynamics

Social Science in the Caucasus comments on a World Bank report on labor dynamics in Armenia. The blog of the Caucasus Resource Research Center says that its findings revealing that...

Bahamas: Paradise Lost?

Craig Butler at Bahama Pundit likens the current state of the island to John Milton's Paradise Lost.

Philippines: Teacher-blogger tries out ‘Wu Wei 10′ with students

Akomismo introduces Wu Wei 10, a classroom game and merit system based on the principles of Taoism where:”students are rewarded with Chi points for the tasks they fulfill, and they...

Haiti: Progress against HIV

As World AIDS Day approaches, Haiti Innovation assesses Haiti's progress in the fight against the disease: “I hope that by this time next year, I can write that we've all...

Korea: The Entrance Examination for Colleges

The entrance examination for colleges finished last week. Every year it comes along with several events and stories. A story that is never omitted is a tragedy where examinees give...

China: New York Charging Bull hits public

Critiques on Chinese tourists’ vulgar behaviors and ignorance of public rules on foreign land have been all-too-familiar. But this time, the Charging Bull sculpture in Wall-street aroused netizens’ different voices.

Iran:Students were beaten up in prison

In Allameblog,Ali Tavakoli says[Fa] that his brother, Majid Tavakoli, and Ahmad Ghasabian,two jailed student activists,were beaten up by security agents in prison and were injured seriously.

Bahrain: Losing its identity?

This week in Bahrain we have opinions on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit, a blogger's dilemma about whether to have a female friend, another getting stuck between his wife-to-be and her family,...

Pakistan: The biggest problem

The Pakistani Spectator on illiteracy in the country and why the government needs to take quick action.

Barbados, St. Vincent: Rhodes Scholar

Barbados Underground pays tribute to young Vincentian Robert Luke Browne, the 2008 Rhodes Scholar for the Eastern Caribbean.

Turkmenistan: New Foreign Education Programs

Conquistador reports that the US embassy has been sponsoring a number of educational programs recently, offering to take Turkmen students to the United States for better education.

China: Golf Culture in University

Xueyong criticizes the golf culture in China university (zh). The blogger notices that for other countries, students enjoy sports that stresses physical competition, such as footballs and basketball, while golf...

Bahamas, Cuba: At The Crossroads

WeblogBahamas.com links to US Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez's speech at a Heritage Foundation series called Cuba at the Crossroads.

Uruguay: Children Involved with OLPC Laptops Show What They Have Learned

Hanía Villanueva, a teacher involved with the pilot project where One Laptop Per Child computers were distributed in Villa Cardal, Uruguay writes about about the Milk Festival [es]. At this...

Japan: The Bully and the Bullied

The phenomenon of bullying in schools is a recurring theme in Japan. A government survey released last week, which found that that the number of cases of bullying has increased...

Puerto Rico: Mystical Powers

The Governor of Puerto Rico may be facing indictment – leaving Dondequiera incredulous over his statement that “Puerto Ricans have mystical powers, which include seeing into the future and knowing...

Peru: Education Among the Shawi Indians

Nila Vigil of Instituto Linguístico de Invierno [es] writes about her experiences during a recent trip in the area of the River Paranapura in the Peruvian Amazon, where she found...

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