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· June, 2009

Stories about Education from June, 2009

Bahrain: The Failure Of Education

Mahmood responds to a recently issued official report about the standards of education in Bahrain: “Education in this country is a joke, generally. Things will not change unless the decrepit...

Ghana: New Media in the Hands of Young Ghanaians

Operated by young people, for young people, YPWC exploits new media to create links with like-minded individuals and organisations around the world to enhance opportunities for young people here in...

Grimaces of education in Kazakhstan

From June 01 to June 10 school graduates in Kazakhstan were undergoing Unified National Test (UNT) – the first and one of the most important tests in their lives. As...

Bahrain: What Does “Madrasah” Mean?

Bahraini blogger Cradle of Humanity is currently in the United States, and she recounts a misunderstanding that took place when she was asked if there are any madrasahs in Bahrain…

Soviet History: Punk Under Totalitarian Rule

Macedonian blog Panta Rei pointed out to a gallery of Soviet Punks, reminding readers that the totalitarian regime sometimes sent its youth who dressed differently to “re-education” camps.

China: Calling for volunteers

Sichuan Quake-relief.org is now calling for volunteers to teach summer course for the kids in temporary villages in Sichuan.

Macedonia: Real Life Facebook Event

NGO Youth Educational Forum organized a “real life Facebook event” in Skopje as a creative reaction to the passivity and corruption of the official student organization at the largest state...

Palestine: How To Spend The Summer In Gaza

Gazan blogger Lina has made a video detailing the activities she has planned for this summer – because as she reminds us, “The siege which is being imposed made it...

Israel: Music Videos Unite Jewish & Arab Youth

Windows for Peace, a nonprofit based in Tel Aviv, Israel, is waging practical solutions for peace. This summer, Jewish and Arab Israeli teens will unite to create short music videos...

Azerbaijan: Interview with Nigar Fatali

The OL! Youth Movement blog [AZ] interviews Azeri blogger Nigar Fatali. The blogger at Don Quixote [AZ/RU] and Fighting windmills? Take a pill [EN] comments on matters as diverse as...

Bahrain: Should “Native Speakers” Be Given Preference?

Bahraini blogger Cradle of Humanity was angry about a recruitment advertisement at a college which stated that native speakers of English would be given preference, so she wrote to complain:...

Trinidad & Tobago: Turtle Watching

Rantings and Ramblings goes turtle watching in Trinidad.

Kazakhstan: Graduate Test Results

Zara reports on the results and statistics of the Unified National Test of high scholl graduates in Kazakhstan.

Brazil: The country's largest university becomes a battlefield

For a day in June, a peaceful protest against police occupation at Brazil's largest university became a bloody confrontation for the first time since the dictatorship in the 1970s. The...

Egypt: American High School Students Visit Farm

From Egypt, Maryanne Stroud Gabbani writes about the two-week visit of a group of California secondary school students to her farm to learn more about real life. “They've stayed at...

Jordan: Hands off private schools

At Creative Jordan, Yusuf Mansur argues in favour of private schools. “Jordanian policy makers, lacking the resources to promote world-class educational systems, have focused their attention on overregulating the private...

India: The Need For Sex Education

Amodini Sharma at Ultra Violet advocates for proper sex education among the teens in India.

Kazkahstan: Educational Deadlock

The problem of Kazakhstani textbooks for secondary school is still very urgent – numerous misprints, factual errors and inadequate language are charachteristic for these books. Lately, the Minister of Education...

Cambodia: Health education

Keo Kounila and Hay Phirum write about the many challenges confronting Cambodia’s medical education.

Haiti: All Things Haitian

“Haitians are passionate, intelligent, dynamic. Artistic and creative”: The Haitian Queen explains why she chose her blogging moniker.

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