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· September, 2009

Stories about Education from September, 2009

30 September 2009

USA: Immigrant Students in National Day of Action

The National Dream Act Day of Action was initiated by the United We DREAM Coalition and was supported by dozens of organizations across university campuses in the USA last week.

Bahrain: Life Changing Decisions

27 September 2009

Syrian Students Banned From Using Supercomputer at KAUST

Japan: Training for disaster prevention

The first week of September in Japan is the Disaster Prevention Week [ja]. During this week schools, organizations, offices and so on come together to organize disaster prevention training.

26 September 2009

Saudi Arabia: KAUST To Inspire Scientific Achievement – And More?

On September 23 the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology was inaugurated. It is a graduate-level research university, and the first coeducational university in the country. In this post...

Global Voices Mentors Update: Warming up to Climate Change

A team of 31 Global Voices Blogger Mentors have each been paired with one Danish or African student in order to help them become more familiar with both the technical...

25 September 2009

Video Contest: Citizen Embassadors for the 64th UN Day

Actor George Clooney explains how you can participate and be one of the 5 winners who get a chance to be a part of the 64th UN Day in the...

24 September 2009

Harvard Forum – What do we need to know?

The Future of ICT for Development

Today's conversation starts with discussions of “knowledge gaps”, open questions we need to answer through research so we can understand what's succeeding and failing in our field.

South Korea: Foreign English teachers and AIDS

Harvard Forum: ICT4D and, and, and

The Future of ICT for Development

Ethan brings the live-blog from day one to a close after questions and lively discussion with conclusion from Mike Best who suggests there's no way to summarize these discussions… with...

23 September 2009

Harvard Forum: Are we satisfied with what we've got?

The Future of ICT for Development

The live-blogging continues, as Michael Spence helps identify questions that are top research priorities for the ICT for development field with input from Yochai Benkler, Rohan Samarajiva, Hernan Galperin, Alison...

Macedonia: Freedom Not Fear 2009

Harvard Forum: the complex world of ICT and gender

The Future of ICT for Development

The live-blog continues with panel presentations on ICT for development by Clotilde Fonseca, Sabri Saidam, Ineke Buskens, Nancy Spence, and Ethan Zuckerman.

Harvard Forum: Markets, Mobiles and the ability to make culture

The Future of ICT for Development

The live-blog continues with panel presentations on ICT for development by Ronaldo Lemos, Anita Gurumurthy, Ophelia Mascarenhas, and Lawrence Liang.

22 September 2009

Africa: Will technophobia crash the ICT party?

The Future of ICT for Development

With the growing influence of ICT for development, can fear of technology and misunderstanding of its uses disproportionally affect the developing world? Here are a few examples of initiatives to...

Japan: Lecture on Manga, Anime and Otaku

21 September 2009

Puerto Rico: Debate on Censorship

The Department of Education of the government of Puerto Rico recently eliminated five books from the eleventh grade curriculum of the public school system. Numerous writers and artists in Puerto...

Japan: Plans to Accept More Foreign Students

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