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· January, 2010

Stories about Education from January, 2010

Africa: African women's struggle for credibility

A discussion about African women's struggle for credibility: “Africans have faced discrimination for centuries, yet women have been marginalized for much, much longer.”

Hungary, Slovakia: Open Borders, Assimilation, Nationalism

Hungarian Spectrum writes about nationalism, assimilation, open borders, Hungary's minorities and the Hungarian diaspora in the neighboring countries.

China: How does the young generation view Confucius

A rumor circulated on the web that all the 2D versions of Avatar have been pulled out of the Chinese cinemas to make way for the domestic movie Confucius. Despite...

Saudi Arabia: A Barcamp

Qusay announced that a new Barcamp, in Saudi Arabia, will be held at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) on January. The barcamp will focus on entrepreneurship.

Kenya: Kiswahili an optional subject

Bumni writes about the decision to make Kiswahili an optional subject in Kenya: “The subject will no longer be a compulsory paper in the Standard Eight national examinations…”

Afghanistan: Youth Find Outlets Amid Ongoing Violence

Last year was the deadliest one for Afghanistan's civilians, including children, since the American-led war began in 2001. Despite the circumstances, efforts are being made nationwide by and for youth...

Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti: Emergency SMS

Know sees the value of emergency SMS: “It could save lives and improve the quality of life of people. And it would work best if it's set up beforehand...

Tunisia: Bloggers Against Student Imprisonment

The recent trials of a group of Tunisian students and their sentencing to prison terms ranging from six months of three years after organizing a sit-in in a university accommodation...

Georgia: Patriotic military classes

In the latest edition of Caucasus Watch, a bi-monthly feature of the blog-based Evolutsia, Inge Snip takes exception to a proposal from the Georgian president to introduce patriotic-military classes in...

Barbados, Haiti: Helping our Neighbours

“Remember how Barbados struggled when one house collapsed into a cave? We couldn’t rescue five people with everything we had on the island and a special team in from the...

South Africa: Photos of first day in school from readers

Dispatch Now has a gallery of photos from their online readers after they asked them to send pictures of little ones having their first ever day at school.

Cambodia: Conference on “Open knowledge, free culture”

The conference “Open Knowledge, free culture” was organized at the Royal University of Phnom Penh in Cambodia. Speakers discussed, among others, the impact of new technology and social media in...

Bahamas: Investing in Culture

“The call for some thought to be given to an investment in Bahamian art and culture, is not about tourism at all. It is about finding, and reminding us of,...

Lebanon: Valet Parking

Armigatus presents several views on valet parking in Lebanon, encouraging people to walk instead of drive, in this post.

Zimbabwe: Reality TV show as medium to learn about Constructive Criticism

Through a video training process children in Zimbabwe wrote, performed, filmed and edited a short movie showing how gossip and badly given criticism could kill.

Political Witch-Hunt at the University of the Philippines

Filipino cultural critic E. San Juan, Jr. writes a scathing comment on the political persecution against University of the Philippines activist-professor Sarah Raymundo.

Taiwan: Teaching anthropology in Hualien

Kerim Friedman writes about his experience teaching anthropology at Dong Hwa University in Hualien.

Oman: Diet, Podcast, and the Higher Educational System

Omani bloggers are back in the blogging scene as they start the new year with big resolutions and plans, writes Riyadh Al Balushi.

China: The tragic curtain call of substitute teachers

Starting 2010, 448,000 substitute teachers in China will be laid off. CC & Key from China Hush translated local news and online comments on this latest policy by the ministry...

India: University Portal Offers Free E-education

Think Change India informs that “the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has launched a portal called Flexi-Learn in an effort to offer education over internet free of cost.”

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