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· January, 2008

Stories about Education from January, 2008

Singapore: ASUS EEE PC Review

Singapore blogger Rinaz test drives Asus's latest Linux based sub-notebook. The computer is just started selling in South East Asia and there are user groups already in Thailand and the...

Bolivia: Place to Study in El Alto

Marisol Medina of Lengua, Cultura y Sociedad [es] celebrates that many more people, especially indigenous women who still dress in traditional clothing, can now have a place to study at...

South Korea: Abusive Daycare

Korea Beats translated a citizen report from ohmynews about an abusive daycare center. Matt has an update of the story.

Louis Michel Heckled by Congolese Protestors at the London School of Economics

Le renouveau congolais posts a YouTube video which shows Louis Michel, European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid and formerly Belgian's foreign minister, as he was confronted by Congolese protesters...

Guatemala: Ex-Minister of Education's Book

Ronald Flores reviews the newest book written by María del Carmen Aceña called “How to be Minister of Education in Guatemala, Implement Reforms and not Perish in the Process: Self-Help...

Mozambique: Back to school, only for some

Júlio Mutisse [pt] comments on the beginning of the school year in Mozambique today and the problems that education faces in the country, where many children have not found places...

India: Madrasa Reforms and Education

Madrasa Reforms in India highlights the work of Delhi-based Islamic Fiqh Academy (IFA).

Jamaica: Safe Sex?

Stunner's Afflictions blogs about the controversial issue of distributing condoms in Jamaican schools.

Trinidad & Tobago: “La Fantasie” & Reality

“For most Trinidadians, giving the name ‘La Fantasie’ to a house is a bitter joke, rousing memories of the hundreds of millions spent to construct the new prime ministerial palace…it...

Guatemala: The First Day of School

The first day of school has arrived in Guatemala and Julio Serrano of Guate 360 [es] writes about the opinions from parents and from students.

Namibia: Spatial Analysis Blog

Hipondoka sets up blog focused on GIS at the University of Namibia: “At the end of the second semester, we are expected to produce a research paper specifically making use...

Davos: peeking in and participating through videos

The World Economic Forum´s annual meeting of political and business leaders is taking place between January 23rd and January 27th in Davos, Switzerland. This year, common people can participate in...

Iran:Bahai Students are out of universities

Shahrahsolh (means highway of peace), a Bahai blogger,writes[Fa] that government does not allow Bahai students go to universities in Iran.The blogger adds that government wants to marginalise Bahais, more and...

Korea, an English-speaking Country?

All Koreans will speak English soon. Will stress about whether you can speak English or not increase or decrease? The new government, Lee Myung Bak’s transition team, announced that all...

Iran:”Dutch University rejects Iranian Applicant”

In Kamangir blog, we read:”my M.Sc. application was rejected, not on the basis of my academic performance, but because of where I am born”, writes Amin, an Iranian reader of...

Trinidad & Tobago: Stolen Generation?

A schoolyard incident in Trinidad and Tobago makes Jumbie's Watch wonder: “How and when did society ‘tief’ our children, and their innocence? And how did we let them get away...

Guyana: Persons of Influence

Do! You! Know!!! Who Guyana-Gyal is?? You should…

Bahamas: Fixing Crime

“With all the shock-horror at our skyrocketing crime rate, you would never believe that the causes and progress of the country's social breakdown have been fully documented over the past...

Guatemala: Potential Teacher Strike

The Union of Education Workers in Guatemala has announced a teacher's strike for January 31 if the administration of the new president Álvaro Colom does not attend to their demands....

Dominica: One Laptop Per Child

“Bill Gates, you want to send a dozen XOs so I can set up the Caribbean's first XO mesh?!”: Steve McCabe sees potential for the One Laptop Per Child project...

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