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· July, 2008

Stories about Education from July, 2008

Russia: USAID Russian Style

LJ user epopov ru comments on (RUS) an article in today's Kommersant, claiming that Russia is to set up its own foreign aid agency, modelled on American USAID.

China: VPN to beat Olympic internet censorship

Via PandaPassport‘s Rick Martin on Facebook: “For anyone inside China, this is a great way to be able to view whatever content you like. Just a quick software install and...

Cape Verde: Blog for Education

Today is the African Woman Day and to mark the date a new blog has been launched in Cape Verde: Blog pela Educação [Blog for Education, pt], where a group...

Trinidad & Tobago: Living the Truth

Blogging from Trinidad and Tobago, Ramblings and Reason bursts with pride when her “friend David not only got on a stage and said that he is a gay man, he...

Thailand: Transvestite toilets

A school in Northeastern Thailand has introduced “transvestite toilets” for male students who choose to dress as females. Connecting the dots criticizes the new toilets.

Hungary: Higher Education

Hungarian Spectrum writes about Hungary's system of higher education.

Armenia: Iranian Students

Armenia: Higher Education & Sciences comments on a recent article published by the BBC on Iranian students studying in the country.

Jordan: Violence at Universities

Jordanian blogger Batir Wardam [ar] sheds light on violence at Jordanian universities.

Kenya: Blogging workshop for marginalized youth

Kristina Rosinski, a volunteer at the Undugu Society of Kenya (USK), describes a blogging workshop in which she taught poor and marginalized youth how to blog and post photographs. She...

Proposal to close Hausa Wikipedia

The blog Hausa Online reports that a few days ago a proposal had been made in Wikipedia's discussion pages to delete the Wikipedia in Hausa language, an African Chadic language...

Kyrgyzstan: Islamic Education Institutions

Elena discusses the results of a two-month research project entitled “Modernization of Islamic Education Institutions in Kyrgyzstan”.

Ukraine: Iraqi Scientists Trained in Pripyat

Chernobyl and Eastern Europe writes that “three Texas Tech professors and their graduate students trained 27 Iraqi scientists about processes needed to clean up radioactive debris” this past June in...

US, Russia: Gorby vs Yeltsin, Multistate Bar Exam Scenario

Lyndon of Scraps of Moscow shares a bizarre Russia-related multiple choice question from his Multistate Bar Exam practice book.

Bahrain: Missing India

Many Bahrainis study at universities and colleges in India, and one of them is blogger MuJtAbA AlMoAmEn. He recently wrote about his feelings of missing Bahrain when in India -...

Nigeria: Corruption overview

Imnakoya of the blog Grandiose Parlor gives an overview of the recent corruption scandals and teachers’ strikes that have recently happened in Nigeria.

Indonesia: Alternative education

Indonesian blogger Asri Wijayanti muses about the philosophy of education in Indonesia.

Malawi: Reflections on lawyers

Mzati Nkolokosa reflects on Malawian lawyers after a meeting of the Malawi Law Society, in which the launch of the Malawi Law Journal was decided. “Law is for people, even...

India: Co-eds and Convents

Bohemian Rhapsody on the the value of getting educated at a co-ed over a convent school.

Barbados: Honest Politicians?

“There is a need for present day politicians to reclaim the trust of the people”: Barbados Underground wonders whether “it might be ‘moral character’ we need – in politics –...

Kenya: Rioting in schools

Ory Okolloh at Kenyan Pundit analyzes the reports of increasing levels of violence and riots in Kenyan high schools.

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