Stories about Education from October, 2009
In Nicaragua, divisions within student groups have been evident during recent protests in Managua about the university budget and recent comments by the US Ambassador about a Supreme Court decision.
“In the Barbados context teachers, policemen and nurses represent core professions which are key to building and sustaining a productive society”: Barbados Underground is afraid these callings are in crisis.
Individualism and free expression are made up of much more than clothing. Signifyin’ Guyana explains.
Sarah Hay blogs about the French lessons she gives to a group of young Afghan asylum seekers in a park in Paris. “They’re incredibly keen that I learn the Pashto for everything I teach them to the point of comical mishap, for example when I taught them the word metro…”
Fauna from ChinaSMACK translated a local report from Netease on a school bully incident and netizens’ action in disclosing the girl's identity via human flesh search.
Sending a child to school for the first time, could be difficult on many parents. Palestinian Eman, who lives in the UAE, discusses her thoughts and feelings on her son's first day at the nursery.
Kazakhstan’s bloggers continue to discuss topics of social relevance Last week, online discussions touched on various subjects. The blogger Lord-Fame was visited by tax authorities, who found his company to have an insufficient number of employees, below the “industry average” [ru] What moron came up with this rule? How stupid...
In September, we learned about Zineb Chtit, the young Moroccan girl who was severely beaten while working as a maid. Last week, it was announced that Zineb's attacker Nawal Houmin, the wife of the couple who had hired her, was to be punished for the crime with a sentence of 3 years imprisonment and a $13,000 fine. Jillian C. York shares reactions from the blogoma.
After a robbery of the La Loma Library in Medellín, Colombia, the home of the Hiperbarrio citizen media project, an outpouring of support and solidarity was sent from around the world.
Torn between insistent calls for modernization and a powerful conservative drive; caught in an excruciating debate over which languages to include in its programs; overburdened by an opaque and centralized administration, the Moroccan education system has long been the target of passionate critiques, not least among bloggers.
Repeating Islands draws attention to Haiti's International Creole Day.
This month, the Chinese press and online forums are saturated with coverage of Charles Kao’s winning of the Nobel Prize in Physics. Yet another overseas Chinese scientist has snatched the prestigious prize, this temporary moment of shared glory is quickly turned into a more profound question: when would China produce its first indigenous Nobel Prize winner?
Bahraini-German Mariam, who blogs at On Top of the Box, is finding her feet at university in England. Click here to find out how she is coping.
Borrowing the branding of 1Malaysia, the state government of Terengganu recently introduces the ‘1Toilet' policy as a move for both teachers and students to share toilets to promote a sense of oneness. There were mixed reactions from the blogosphere regarding this topic
“In Trinidad and Tobago…copyright culture is confused. Fortunately, most people who are creating content on the Internet from Trinidad and Tobago seem to at least have a clue about how copyright works. But even with that,” says KnowTnT.com, “a lot of people don't realize the power of open content.”
Blog Action Day 2009 was an online event organized by Change.org. It was a virtual gathering of voices discussing climate change. Bloggers from a sampling of countries in Sub Saharan Africa were among those who posted their thoughts, and in this post, we get to listen to their voices. Kenya...
myAsylum lists some of the books which were banned in Malaysia by government censors.
The purpose and function of university education has been a highly debatable topic both in the East and the West. In China, people strongly believe that education is a route to success and in the past few years, the number of university students has increased rapidly. However, as the problem...
Eric Mu from DANWEI translates and puts together some local mainstream media report on Premier Wen Jiabao's apology on a minor mistake in a speech to middle school youth.
The Cambodian Tech community hosted the Phnom Penh Barcamp earlier this month. In addition to a massive local participation, the Barcamp attracted participants from neighboring countries. The participants talked about technology and ideas on using IT tools for development. We have some images and videos from the two day event.