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· February, 2008

Stories about Education from February, 2008

China: Thoughts and debates on the name-calling professor

The start was in fact very simple. In 2007, Professor Zhong Hua at Sichuan Normal University issued an article entitled Cultural Studies and the Lost of Literary Theory in the...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Land Lover

“It's time for us to concentrate more on growing what we eat even though far too many of us consider farming as something that the educated should steer away from”:...

Ukraine: Public Education and the President's Kids

Ukrainiana writes about president Yushchenko's views on Ukrainian public education.

Sri Lanka: Higher Ed and reforms

Deane's Dimension on reforms in the higher education system in Sri Lanka.

South Korea: Lee Myung-bak’s English Education Policies

Korea Beat has a post on local reactions concerning the President Lee Myung-bak's English education policies.

China: Harmonious Olympic Make-up

Angel apple from Duller feels sick of local Beijing Olympic news report. Some local newspapers keep on publishing guidelines and reminding citizens how to behave harmoniously during Olympic. For example,...

China: Model Opera in Education

Zhanbin criticizes the inclusion of model Beijing opera in elementary education because of its political nature (zh).

Is President Bingu Malawi's “Moses”?

Some artists read the times and strategise accordingly. A popular song titled Mose wa Lero by Joseph Nkasa makes many Malawians sing along even if they did not want to...

Jamaica, Bermuda: Rogue Children

“A Bermudian member of parliament…is convinced that when you have ‘bad bruk pickney’ you must punish parents as it is the parents whose responsibility it is to ensure that children...

Burkina Faso: teachable moments, missing bathrooms and road rage

Pity the school teachers of the Peace Corps. While their compatriots toiling in health clinics or with micro-credit programs pretty much work loose hours and come and go from social...

Bermuda: Education System

Bermuda Longtail thinks that “discipline is an aspect of the education system that…needs some careful consideration when we look at revamping the education system.”

Hong Kong: The Death of a Bookseller

Law Chi Wah, a well known independent book store owner in Hong Kong, was killed by the collapsing book boxes in his small warehouse before Lunar New Years. His body...

Bahrain: Lost causes?

Recently a number of bloggers have complained about a lack of real education, a lack of critical thinking, and a lack of political engagement in Bahrain. Ayesha Saldanha tunes into...

Kuwait: A Dusty but Profitable Week

Dust storms are wreaking havoc in Kuwait. But amid the dust, there is a silver lining, with a Cabinet decision to grant an extra KD120 (US $435) monthly bonus for...

Afganistan: Story Behind Pictures

Mohammad posts a number of pictures of Afghanistan's children in “schools” in remote areas, and says that the current authorities spend billions of western aids on luxurious houses, top model...

Barbados: Hair Them Out

“Why should these young men be barred from finishing their studies and leading productive lives because they made a hairstyle choice?”: Cheese-on-bread! blogs about the latest controversy in Barbados –...

Armenia: Realpolitik and Blat

The BBC's Matthew Collin provides readers of his blog, This is Tbilisi Calling, with a very depressing and sobering look at how some feel about this week's presidential election in...

Bhutan: Right to Education

Freedom in Bhutan on why it's hard to exercise the right to education in Bhutan.

Jamaica: School's Out

“Jamaican teachers have taken a stand that they will no longer tolerate the impish, rude, violent and classless behaviour which takes place in our schools”: Jamaican Lifestyle blogs about the...

Chile: Participation in OLPC

Educalibre [es] finds the comments of Nicholas Negroponte as curious, in reference to Chile's decision to join the countries that have pursued the One Laptop Per Child project.

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