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· April, 2008

Stories about Education from April, 2008

Iran: Hunger Strike in Sahand University

According to [Fa]Tabout, several students have gone on hunger strike in Sahand University in Iranian city,Tabriz, for 6 days. 8 students have already been transfered to hospital.They protest against moral...

Bahrain: Food, Money and Traffic

Bahraini bloggers are sticking to the important subjects this week: food, money and traffic congestion, writes Ayesha Saldanha who brings us the latest vibes from the local blogosphere this week.

Bahamas: Educational Responsibility

“Remember, everyone we can save is one less who will have an opportunity to participate in crime”: Craig Butler at Bahama Pundit says that education is a collective responsibility.

Venezuela: Debates on the New Educational Curriculum

The Venezuelan government's new proposal for the elementary school education system has created a new point of debate in the country. While some say that the previous program needs to...

Touring Libyan Blogs: Pride, Patriotism, Nationalism and Chastity

There obviously is a link between patriotism, nationalism and pride but where do the women figure in this equation? If you are curious, bear with me and let's dissect the...

India: Teaching them about reservation

nanopolitan on how the school textbooks in India deal with the issue of reservations.

Hong Kong: Net Respect Project

Charles Mok the Hong Kong Chapter of Net Respect for promoting user’s code of ethics.

Japan and China: Nationalistic Language Learning

Ampontan noticed the nationalistic rhetorics in Li Yang's crazy English teaching approach.

Argentina: Suggestion for Charging Monthly Fee at the UBA

The University of Buenos Aires (UBA) is free for its students, but Esteban Grinberg of De Todo Un Poco [es] suggests that a small monthly registration fee should be applied...

Ecuador: Joining the Creative Commons Community

The Creative Commons license in Ecuador was recently unveiled at a university in Loja. Many bloggers applaud this iniative and have been quick to adopt these licenses for their own...

Russia: Computerization of the Russian North

Window on Eurasia reports: “Scholars in the Sakha Republic have developed computer scripts for the Linux operating system […], a breakthrough that […] promises to open the way for computerization...

India: Education and Schooling

Sudipta's Life takes a closer look at one's schooling experience, to explore what is wrong with the education system.

Colombia: Diverse Cultures in Public Universities

Lluvias de Locuras [es] provides thoughts on the public universities in Colombia and concludes that “many cultures come together that contribute to the development of the educational community, but there...

Bahrain: Can't Spell New York

Students at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) in Bahrain cannot spell New York, complains Redbelt, who posts a picture to prove his point.

Japan: Why can't I be an anarchist?

Japanese university student Hasan at hasanhujairi[dot]com describes a class in which his professor, outlining the progression of the study of Economic History in Japanese academia, ends by telling his students:...

Rare books on Southeast Asian histories burned

Andy's Cambodia sadly writes that his colleague, Kent Davis, lost a collection of 2,000 antique books, many of which are rare Southeast Asian histories dating back to the 1830s

Chilean Shorts: Micro and Mini Movies on the Web

From Chile, three examples of online video creation: first, a Chilean pre-candidate for the presidency takes advantage of online video tools to produce documentaries and interviews for web distribution, next,...

Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago: Debt of Gratitude

Signifyin’ Guyana profiles a Trinidad-born writer whose latest work book was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award for biography: “I owe Arnold Rampersad a great big...

Uruguay: 365 versions of La Cumparsita

Three hundred and sixty five versions of one of the most famous tangoes in the world, La Cumparsita, will be played in Independence Plaza in Montevideo, which is the site...

Iraq: No Graduations

Najma, from Mosul, Iraq, writes about how her cousin's graduation ceremony was called off because of threats on campus.

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