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· September, 2008

Stories about Education from September, 2008

29 September 2008

Deaf Awareness Week: Organizing Offline activities Online

This last segment of the Deaf Awareness Week (part 1, part 2) shows us how the deaf use their videos to organize their communities and strenghten their offline ties.

24 September 2008

China: Illegitimate Girl Deprived of the Right to Education

An illegitimate girl of primary-school age in Zhuhai, South China, was turned away by the local schools, because her mother is not able to afford the hefty fine for illegitimacy,...

Japan: Manga teaches children danger of fast food

Deaf Awareness Week: Striving for Quality Education

On this second part of the Deaf Awareness Week posts (part one), we bring you a perspective on education for the deaf, and the different challenges it implies. First, from...

22 September 2008

Ukraine: Battle for Crimean minds

Deaf Awareness Week: A different type of book signing.

Did you know that most deaf people who sign, consider sign language their first language and the written language as their second? I didn't, but thanks to the dozens of...

21 September 2008

Taiwan: the need for mother tongue education

Korea: Teachers and Education

On the 15th of September, the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology (MEST) announced that they will make public the number of teachers who joined Korean Teachers & Education Workers’...

17 September 2008

Slovakia: Common Phrases in Slovak

Young Egyptian Women Do Not Want to Work!

While some women are still struggling to prove themselves in the workplace, the young generation of Egyptian men and women seems to be taking different route. Marwa Rakha brings us...

Five Minutes to Midnight: Let the Youth Be Heard

Since June 2003, Five Minutes to Midnight (FMM), a non-profit organization, has been trying to give youth's a voice on human rights and international issues, especially in developing countries. Leonard...

Egypt: Another Doweika Tragedy Waiting to Happen!

More than 1,100 students have so far joined a Facebook group crying for attention for a tragedy waiting to happen at Alexandria University's Engineering College. As more than 7,000 students...