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· November, 2009

Stories about Education from November, 2009

Video: Worldwide youth express themselves in 60 seconds

The OneMinutesJr project gives young people between 12 and 20 years of age from many corners of the globe the opportunity to express themselves across borders, languages and distances through...

Chile: Council Rejects Giant Pope Statue in Santiago

The proposed construction of a giant statue of the late Pope John Paul II that was to be placed in a square of the capital city Santiago, was rejected by...

Philippines: CNN Hero of the year

Pedestrian Observer praises Efren “Kuya Ef!” Penaflorida Jr. from the Philippines for being the 2009 CNN Hero of the Year.

Africa: Why are African intellectuals so depressing?

Why are African intellectuals so depressing?, wonders Kenyan blogger Kaasa: “Hello! Today on my way back to the hotel, I saw the current Oct-Dec 2009 BBC Focus on Africa magazine...

USA: Conflict Cell Phones

Rima Abdelkader reports from New York about ‘conflict cell phones’ in the Democratic Republic of Congo on her CUNY University journalism blog.

Could the U.S. learn something from China?

Could the world's lone but weary superpower actually learn something from China? This is a question the Time magazine posted when President Barack Obama began his first visit to China....

Singapore: Bilingual policy on education

Singapore is reviewing the bilingual policy on education following the admission of a former Prime Minister about the flaws of that policy

Ecuador: Technical University in Loja Hosts Campus Congress

The Technical University of Loja, Ecuador will be the host of several days of educational and technological events. One of the organizers is Carlos Correa Loyola, who spoke to Global...

China: Endless search for distinguished talent

China Hush has a blog post on a new selection system adopted by Peking university to pick up talented students.

Mongolia: Edurelief project “Laptops for Teachers”

Radigan Neuhalfen writes about new program “Laptops for Teachers”, aimed at promotion of education in Mongolia.

Palestine: Gaza Reading Club Learns About Kindle

In Gaza, the members of the Qattan Foundation Reading Club were recently introduced to the Kindle, and photos have been posted on the club's blog [Ar].

Nicaragua: Farmers express thoughts on Rural Development through video

The Alzar las Voces (Raise the Voices) project in Nicaragua brings farmers in rural communities the possibility to speak out through video telling of their concerns, their projects, their wishes...

Sierra Leone: Do you want to chat with Sierra Leonean students?

Do you want to chat with students from Sierra Leone?: “Sierra Leonean kids want to communicate but don’t have computer access. If you would like to chat with a student...

India: Corruption Of Rural Teachers

Lekhni at The Imagined Universe talks about an ingenious method of corruption by some teachers from rural areas of India – they bribe to get themselves suspended from their jobs...

Morocco: Aicha Ech Chenna Wins Opus Prize

In Morocco, women who get pregnant out of wedlock are often shunned from their communities. Activist and social worker Aicha Ech Chenna has been working for almost 25 years to...

Liberia: From guns to notebooks

From bullets and guns to notebooks and pens in Liberia: “Waking up in the morning…with my uniforms…on my way to school, sitting in the classroom taking notes – is something...

Barbados, Jamaica: Focus on Flogging

“How to deal with discipline in a society is never easy,” says Living in Barbados, who adds that “Barbados is still working its way towards a wider acceptance that flogging...

South Africa: Sesame Street's HIV-Positive Muppet Raises Awareness

As the children's show Sesame Street celebrates its 40th anniversary this month, premiering its new season today, one Muppet named Kami, on its South African edition, continues to help combat...

Bermuda: Young Black Males

“The 200+ long report on the plight of Bermuda's young black males is a damning indictment of a school system that leaves 50% of BBM's ‘on the wall'”: Wishful Thinking...

China: Teachers’ strike

Husunzi from China Study group blogs about a recent teachers’ strike from three privately-owned primary and secondary schools in Chengdu, Sichuan. The strike was against the government's taking over the...

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