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· December, 2007

Stories about Education from December, 2007

Zambia: We need Enlightenment to end this instanity

Zambian blogosphere continues to grow and bring diverse voices and opinions online as our new Zambian author, Brenda Zulu, shows us in her first roundup.

Brazil: OLPC After First Round of Bidding

OLPC News provides information on the status of bidding for the purchase of 150,000 laptops for children in Brazil and also links to an interview with David Cavallo, OLPC representative...

Jamaica: Qualified Unemployment?

Francis Wade republishes a letter to the editor by a returning Jamaican national who can't get a job in order to make a point about why educated Jamaicans remain abroad.

Nari Jibon: Women bloggers and the dowry problem in Bangladesh

This week we look at some brilliant articles from Nari Jibon’s women bloggers. They discuss the menace of wedding dowries, which make the lives of poor families difficult by forcing...

Russia: Ded Moroz Ad Banned; Yolki in Moscow

James of Robert Amsterdam's blog writes about the government's ad on “a TV ad from an electronics retailer which poked fun at the existence of this mythical gift giver on...

Singapore: Teachers and Their Qualification

Does the qualification of a teacher determines how good or bad the teacher is. Aaron initiates a discussion.

China:Seething Eve on Nankai Campus

Though it is not the first time for a crash between pass-by vehicles and students riding bicycles, in the campus of Nankai University, such a significant accident is unprecedented. Hundreds...

Hong Kong: Learning From the F Word

The blog “Learning from the F Word” has won the most educational blog in the 2007 Chinese blog award.

Iran:”28th December a Protest day”

In Azadi Barbari blog, we read that leftist students call all the international organisations and campaigns to join them on 28th December to protest against the Islamic Republic and raise...

Georgia: Election Pressures

TOL Georgia reports on allegations that students are being coerced into publicly supporting the Georgian president, Mikhail Saakashvili, ahead of January's vote. According to a personal source, students are allegedly...

Bahrain: The debt owed to the Indians of the Gulf

This is the second post from Bahrain this week; the first covered various celebrations, and demonstrations. In this post we'll be examining the official population statistics, hearing about a frustrating...

Armenia: Another Blogger Outraged at Azerbaijan Event

Blogian weighs into the controversy that surrounded the opening of a Days of Azerbaijan funded by the British Embassy in Yerevan earlier this week. Supporting the action of those bloggers...

Madagascar elections: a warning for the current regime?

The final results of the municipal elections for Antananarivo, the capital city of Madagascar, were handed out last week. The independent candidate, Andry Rajoelina, won against the candidate of the...

The Balkans: Fighting Genocide Deniers

Srebrenica Genocide Blog has two new posts up: on the atrocities of 1943, and on Darko Trifunovic, a “Srebrenica genocide denier” employed by the University of Belgrade's Faculty of Security...

Barbados: Matters of Race

Barbados-born pop star Rihanna's revelation that she was bullied at school for being “white” causes Barbados Free Press and What crazy looks like to blog about “the intersections of race,...

Iran:A Court Considered Three Jailed Students Innocent

According to Daneshjoo blog[Fa],an Iranian court considered three jailed university students,Tavakoli,Ghasaban and Mansouri, innocent.These students have been in prison for 9 months and were forced to confess about publishing anti...

Haiti: Haiti Now! Film Festival

kiskeácity links to a review of the Haiti Now! Seminar, held earlier this year: “There have been some misunderstandings between anglophone West Indians and Haitians over Caricom and its role...

Costa Rica: Reviewing Educational Standards in Universities

Juan Carlos Hidalgo thinks that public universities in Costa Rica should take a look at their own educational standards [es], instead of just focusing on private universities.

Soviet History: 1963 Race Rally

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis writes about a little-known 1963 rally in Moscow's Red Square, when 500 African students rallied against racial discrimination, following the death of a Ghanian fellow...

Jordan: A Doctor's Journey

“People know that it takes a long time for a doctor to graduate, but they don't know about the whole process. I'll give you a brief description of how a...

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