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· December, 2008

Stories about Education from December, 2008

Cuba: Wishing for Freedom

Cuban blogger Retazos [ES] shares some of her wishes for 2009.

Bahamas: Students & Drugs

“In the Bahamas, the average age for male and female students who peddle and smoke weed/drugs is age 13 and 14, respectively”: Adrian Gibson at Weblog Bahamas says that “the...

Paraguay: Literacy Programs To Arrive

After Paraguay president Fernando Lugo attended a celebration in Bolivia, in which it was declared that the country was free of illiteracy, he stated that the Venezuelan and Cuban teachers...

Japan: Un-hiring fresh graduates

Job hunting for fresh graduates in Japan is an intense trial called shushoku katsudo or shukatsu for short. University students in their third year start shukatsu during the winter in...

Northeast Asia: 2008 Review

The northeast Asia region is becoming more integrated politically, economically and socially. State leaders from China, Japan and South Korea recently signed a Joint Statement for Tripartite Partnership to address...

Caucasus: 2008 Blog Review

Last year ended with a state of emergency declared in Georgia, but few could imagine that the events of 2008 would eclipse those of 2007. Three presidential elections, a war,...

China: Interview with Journalism Professor

ESWN translated an interview with associate professor Hu Yong of Peking University, School of Journalism and Communication at Tianya forum.

Philippines: Music Teacher's Memoirs

A young music teacher from the southern Philippines shares her experience on teaching musical expression to children.

Russia: Patriarch; Yoshkar-Ola; Stalin's Legacy; Protests

A selection of recent posts from Window on Eurasia: a “Ukrainian” metropolitan who may or may not become Russia's next patriarch; Hungarians react to the Russian authorities’ suggestion to rename...

Ghana: Upcoming conference on communication education

Communication, Culture, Democracy & Development in Nigeria announces that the African Council for Communication Education (ACCE) is organizing a conference to take place at the University of Ghana from the...

Caribbean: 2008 in Review

From natural disasters to lightning bolts of the athletic kind, 2008 was a busy one for the Caribbean blogosphere. Here are some of the highlights...

Haiti: Photo of the Year

Haiti Innovation reports that the UNICEF “Photo of the Year” features the plight of Haiti, while the photographer, who has her own blog, says of her win: “It’s not only...

Korea: Teachers who have been fired

Recently, some Korean teachers were fired because they were opposed to a new test that the government initiated, Ilje Gosa (one-type test, a nationwide scholastic achievement assessment). It is a...

Chile: Regional Library of Aysen

The Regional Library of Aysen recently opened in Coyhaique, Chile, which will also house a computer lab. Máximo Moreno Grez describes the newest facilities complete with photos [es].

Azerbaijan: Linguistic University Recollections

Sheki, Azerbaijan remembers studying 15 years ago at the University of Languages in Baku. The blog says that corruption was rampant at the university during the Soviet era, but that...

Cape Verde: Success Stories From Peace Corps Volunteers

Christopher writes about a Peace Corps Volunteer who is working with community members in Cape Verde to start a sustainable internet cafe business.

Video: Costa Rican Artist takes on the Fine Art Classics

Francisco Munguía, a Costa Rican cartoonist and artist has interpreted the Fine Arts classics and is currently doing a show in the Costa Rican Children's Museum. However, you don´t need...

Korea: Teenage Rape and Parents’ Responsibility

A teenager who has suffered from attention deficit disorder raped a seven year old girl. Having a previous record, the 18 year old was sentenced to 10 years in prison...

Bhutan: Teaching History in Dzongkha

Tshering Tobgay writes about the problems of teaching history in Dzongkha, the national language of Bhutan.

Barbados: Nature Sanctuary Closes

The Bajan Reporter calls the closing of Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary a “sad day for [the] Government of Barbados and Bajan tourism.”

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