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· May, 2008

Stories about Education from May, 2008

Burkina Faso: Level four culture shock

In The United Kingdom a bit more than a week ago, the Office of National Statistics reported that in the past ten years, nearly two million Britons have moved abroad,...

Armenia: Last Bell

Kyle's Journey in Armenia, a Peace Corps Blog, reports on the end of the school year in Armenia. The Last Bell is quite an occasion for graduates of 11th form...

Bahrain: Exams and Luck

Bahraini Silverooo is gearing up for an exam – and asks readers to wish her luck.

Bahamas: Education Consequences

Christopher Lowe at WeblogBahamas.com blogs about the consequences of an ineffective education system, saying: “We are reaping that which we have sown.”

Hong Kong: School Girl Punished for Mean Earthquake Comment

A school girl wrote down her lack of feelings on the Sichuan earthquake in her blog. Netizens found out her identity and she was force to make public apology. Her...

Bahamas: Social Breakdown?

Larry Smith at Bahama Pundit believes that the country's escalating violence, especially among youth, “is not crime. It is impending social breakdown.”

India: Sanskrit and Hindutva

The politics of a classical language, education and secularism in India explored at varnam.

Kazakhstan: Workshop in Kostanay and Aktobe

Askhat reports on his workshops on blogging skills he conducted for the Kazakh-language young men and women in the Northern Kazakhstan oblasts, which are primarily Russian-speaking areas.

China: No Corruption in Building Schools

The education ministry has denied corruption in the construction of school buildings in the Sichuan earthquake zone. The comments in Zhaomu's blog showed that no one believed in the official...

Africa: Learning by Ear

A new multimedia distance learning programme for Africa in English, Kiswahili, French, Hausa, Portuguese and Amharic: ‘The Learning by Ear program examines the challenges that young Africans face and engages...

Jordan: Where did you sit in class?

“Where did you sit in class?” asks Jordanian blogger Roba, who provides us with an illustrated diagram showing how where students sat reflected their attitude towards the class.

Morocco: Campaign to Support the Unemployed

The Moroccan Bloggers Association has launched a campaign [Ar] draw attention to the atrocities and harsh treatment jobless Moroccan graduates with higher degrees are being subjected to when they protest...

Morocco: Calculators are to Blame

Moroccan blogger Essam Aissam [Ar] writes about the educational systems and grades students get in Morocco and Egypt. He concludes that graduates from his country could fare worse than their...

Saudi Arabia: Pyschiatric Help for Teachers

Saudi blogger Thamood [Ar] suggests increasing the salaries of teachers because of the harassment they are subjected to from students, who ask repetitive questions. He says the money would go...

Israel: How Well Do You Know Jerusalem?

How well do you know your Jerusalem trivia? Jacob Richman of Good News from Israel puts your knowledge to the test in preparation for Jerusalem Day, which will be celebrated...

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Calypso Music

Jamaica's Abeng News Magazine gives a lesson in the roots of calypso music.

Bahrain: Class of 2008

Bahraini Naz, who studies in Melbourne, Australia, celebrates the graduation of her sister and friends from a university in New York, US.

Trinidad & Tobago: Don't Touch My Buddy

Grounding recalls an effective campaign in response to “a surge in racism and racist attacks in France” and wonders: “What would it really be like for us to have a...

South Africa: The African Leadership Academy

Ladybrille writes about the African Leadership Academy: “Founded by four dynamic individuals: Fred Swaniker, Chris Bradford, Peter Mombaur and Acha Leke, the ALA is an organization committed to developing the...

Israel: Success at Last

From Israel, Haim Watzman celebrates the success of his son at school – after a lot of hard work and the frustrations of being different.

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