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· March, 2008

Stories about Education from March, 2008

Jamaica: Hope & HIV

“Behind the images of hedonism in Jamaica, the specter of AIDS has overshadowed the glitter and garish of the Tourist Board commercials,” writes Geoffrey Philp, as he blogs about Hope:...

Chile: Presidential Candidate Set to Back Children's Computer Campaign

Marcelo Trivelli, a pre-candidate for the Chilean presidency, has promised to promote the objectives of the campaign “One Computer Per Child,” [es] writes Luis Ramirez and will appear on TV...

Burkina Faso: Home of black bags, baobabs and cute kids?

This roundup will begin with some old business. From Stephen Davis of Voice in the Desert: His book Sophie and the Albino Camel is up for the Norfolk Shorts shortlist...

Russia: Russians/Americans “are NOT stupid”

Finally, a Russian answer (RUS) to the famous/infamous “Americans are NOT stupid” video (via LJ user maliar, RUS).

Egypt: University Faculty Staff Strike

“For the first time ever in Egyptian history, most Egyptian university faculty members went on strike as a first step towards forcing the government to improve their living conditions and...

Egypt: University Strike Update

Zeinobia from Egypt updates us about the university professors strike.

Malawi: Blogging about marriage, language, lifestyle and health

The Malawian blogging community is gradually growing in terms of size and topics. In this roundup, I introduce four blogs dedicated to marriage and children issues, Tumbuka language, health and...

South Africa: We'll argue with our parents and play video games!

Earlier this week, President Thabo Mbeki proposed that an oath be recited by school children every day in a nation-building effort. Breaking News says that the Opposition Democratic Alliance Leader,...

Kazakhstan: Stock Exchange As a Game

Lena B-va tells that a new educational game simulating Kazakhstani real stock exchange will go online in May-June this year.

March Madness in Kuwait

Just as there is March Madness in the US, the phenomena seems to have spread to Kuwait - not for basketball but elections. Abdullatif Al Omar brings us the Kuwaiti...

Blogger of the Week: Abdulrahman Warsame

Today's Blogger of the Week series features yet another global voice - Abdulrahman Warsame, who amplifies the reactions of Somali bloggers on Global Voices Online. A Somali born in Saudi...

Czech Republic: Ex-PM Fails Bar Exam

The Czech Daily Word reports that former Czech PM has failed his bar exam and will not be able to get his attorney license.

India: Standardization and Sri Lanka

Reality Check India takes a closer look at the “standardization system” instituted in Sri Lanka in the 1970s and warns of its hidden dangers.

Burkina Faso: Meningitis, mask dances and a special horse festival

Burkina Faso is the diamond stud near the middle of Africa’s meningitis belt, stretching from Senegal to Ethiopia, containing a population of roughly 300 people. The region’s dusty winds and...

Russia: Kadyrov, Hijab and Education in Chechnya

Window on Eurasia writes about Ramzan Kadyrov's hijab policy: “Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov’s requirement that all female students in higher educational institutions there wear hijabs of a particular color and...

Puerto Rico: Teachers

Puerto Rican blogger Gil the Jenius shares his thoughts about teachers.

South Korea: English Teacher Union

Robert Koehler from Marmot hole blogs about the setting up of foreign English teacher union in South Korea.

Egypt: Another strike and many protests

Egyptian doctors and university faculty have joined the crowds and decided to protest against their low salaries, writes Eman AbdElRahman, who brings us the latest reactions to labour strikes from...

Jamaica: Dancehall

The recent Global Reggae Conference, held at the University of the West Indies, has Agostinho Pinnock blogging about whether or not dancehall music is Jamaica's “solution to civil society”.

U.S.A and Japan: Comparing School Bus

The Englishman compared the school bus designs by U.S and Japan school.

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