Stories about Education from March, 2010
Departing governor of São Paulo José Serra will run for presidency; teachers today marked his final day with another protest. During a previous demonstration calling for pay rises and other benefits, police hit peaceful strikers hard.
Kenichi realized an “info-graphic, motion piece” (which is his final thesis) with the aim of making Japanese people think about their country, that, the Japanese videomaker says, “isn't that normal”. Unfortunately, the English version is no longer available.
This past week's student protests in the Philippines demanding greater government budget for education and the prevention of tuition and other fee increases for the coming school year also has an online component in the form of the March 29 Blog Action Day for Education. Participating blogs write about the...
Muriel Kakani writes that India’s recent water crisis is “predominantly a man-made problem”. The blogger opines that ‘water harvesting from rainfalls’ can be a solution.
Repeating Islands reports that with funding support from the World Bank, the Jamaican government “aims to curb the spread of HIV, improve treatment, care and support for persons living with HIV/AIDS, and strengthen Jamaica’s capacity to respond to the epidemic.”
The U.P. ISSUES, an alternative weblog that looks at the “view from the other side that never sees print in UP's official website,” posts commentaries, statements, and news reports on the controversial issues hounding the University of the Philippines, the country's premier state university.
John Ryan Recabar of Going Against the Current blogs about his job as an instructor at the University of the Philippines.
In Russia this week it has been hard to miss the two scandals that, at first, appear to have only one thing in common: both are centered around amateur videos published online. Heated discussions in the blogosphere and in other online venues are taking place on quite different orbits - which nevertheless do have one or two overlap points.
This is a roundup of blog posts of Concern US aid workers blogging from Sub-Saharan Africa. Concern US aid workers blog regularly about their work and challenges they face as they help to transform lives of people in Malawi, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
“One of the latest national topics is the Ministry of Education's pilot project to convert twenty co-educational (or co-ed) secondary schools into same-sex (or single-sex) schools”: KnowTnT.com and Ken Sambury comment.
Ashish at Desicritics discusses the merits and demerits of the recently passed Foreign Education Bill in India.
CDT translated a notification issued the the CCP's education bureau back in February which defines Oxfam Hong Kong an overseas organization that infiltrates into China.
A faithful volunteer translator for Global Voices in French since 2008, Audrey Lambert is also a pioneer of using Global Voices in the classroom at the Lycée Ozenne in Toulouse, France.
The government of the Dominican Republic announced that it will construct a university in neighboring Haiti for 10,000 students, writes Duarte 101 [es].
An interview with Ivette Romero-Cesareo and Lisa Paravisini-Gebert, the scholar-bloggers behind Repeating Islands, a blog that covers Caribbean literature, art, and culture and cuts across the region's language barriers.
PH from veggie discourse translated a local news story from Netease about how 5 college students beat out 395 Others to become feces diggers.
Steve Bandera of Kyiv Scoop writes about a book-burning rally in Crimea – and a book-recycling rally in Lviv. The latter was in protest to the appointment of Ukraine's new minister of education and science, and LEvko of Foreign Notes has more on it.
Lilian from Malaysia questions the pedagogic value of giving too many competency examinations to primary school children.
Trinidad and Tobago's environmental Green Fund is supporting two worthwhile projects – a reafforestation initiative and a plastic recycling drive. Greenlight Network has the details.
A famous TV host published a blog post where she called for creating an online initiative that would support young talents from remote regions of the country.
Julio Cordoba on his birthday post brings us a glimpse of everyday life: he recalls his triumphant feeling when his dad taught him how to ride a bicycle when he was 12. Years later, he discovered his father was a better teacher than he had thought: his father had never...