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· October, 2008

Stories about Education from October, 2008

U.S and South Korea: Currency Crisis and Korean Students in the US

Yoon Jeong Kim writes on how the currency crisis affects Korean students life in the U.S at Ohmynews!

Cambodia: Hero of the Year nominee

Nuon Phymean from Cambodia is one of the nominees for the CNN Hero of the Year Award. She has helped a lot of children in Phnom Penh by providing free...

SketchPAN: World without Words

SketchPAN, a service from Korea, aims to create a easy platform for people to express themselves with paintings. In the world without words, language is no longer a barrier for...

Jamaica, Guyana: Academic Performance

YardFlex.com is proud that Jamaicans are among the regional high school students being honoured for their outstanding academic performance and encourages them “to continue reaching for the stars.”

Japan: 10 rules for debating, from students in Finland

id:takerunba follows a trackback [ja] to an article by blogger Oika [ja] about five rules for debating apparently conceived of by 5th-year students in Finland. Oika highlights points #1 (“Don't...

Venezuela: How Children Show Their Community Through Photography

Ancla2 is an educational cooperative devoted to teaching photography, technology, and media skills to children from small and poor communities in Venezuela, who have discovered a new way to see...

Japan: Net users versus mainstream media on Governor Hashimoto

id:Chikirin observes that lately a pattern of estrangement has developed in Japan between the tone of existing mainstream media and public opinion on the net [ja], one that can be...

Western Sahara: Educational Success

Western Sahara Echo remarks upon the success of the educational system in Western Sahara,

Iran: Blogging from the Smallest School in the World

Here is another story about how blogging can change lives in a positive way and attract attention to invisible parts of this world. Abdul Mohammad She’rani, a young Iranian teacher...

Guyana: Social Services

“Increasing access to social services is among the priorities identified by indigenous women leaders in the region as key to empowerment”: The Voice of the Taino People Online reports on...

Saudi Arabia: Funding Increased for Scholarships

Will students on government scholarships have their stipends increased? Ahmed Al Shumrani [Ar], from Saudi Arabia, hopes so.

Jordan: Rumours, Gap Year Foreign Students, and Body of Lies

From an innocent murmur to a devastating consequence on the life of an innocent girl, see how rumours can destroy lives in Jordan in this round up of Jordanian blogs...

Nicaragua: Student Frustrations

Diego Renan writes about the frustrations of some students at the Central American University in Nicaragua [es], including the inaccessibility for handicapped students, who have classes on floors without elevators...

Japan: Top 100 Hot Entries on Hatena Bookmarks

Blogger id:ramyana posts a list [ja] of the top 100 bookmarked items on the Japanese bookmarking service Hatena Bookmarks [ja]. In first place, with 5370 bookmarks [ja], is a page...

Jamaica: “Old Boy”

Jamaican Geoffrey Philp is brimming with pride over his alma mater.

Kuwait: The Plight of a Foreign Teacher

Teach the Masses School Days draws our attention to the plight of a foreign teacher in Kuwait.

Algeria: Student Kills Teacher

“Staff and students at a university in northwest Algeria suspended classes on Sunday to protest the murder of a lecturer who was stabbed to death by one of his pupils,”...

Belize: Major Flooding

“Massive flooding in the western and central areas of Belize has cut off many villages and towns from the rest of the country, led to emergency evacuations, loss of crops...

Macedonia: Update on the ‘Computer for Every Child’ Project

The blog devoted to the “Computer for Every Child” project gives updates [MKD] from the biggest school in Macedonia: […] “Because of the old electrical installation in the school the...

Japan: Children in tears over potato fields, net users suspicious

Net users are responding to images appearing on TV [ja] showing children crying in potato fields in Osaka (Japan) on the morning of the 16th after the city sent in...

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