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· March, 2010

Stories about Education from March, 2010

Brazil: São Paulo State police beat striking teachers

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...

Japan: The Strange Country

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”....

Philippines: Online and Offline Student Protests for Education

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...

India: Water Crisis Is Man Made

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.

Jamaica: Responding to HIV

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...

University of the Philippines Controversies

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...

Teaching in the University of the Philippines

John Ryan Recabar of Going Against the Current blogs about his job as an instructor at the University of the Philippines.

Russia: Two Video Scandals

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...

Africa: Notes From the Field

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...

Trinidad & Tobago: No to Co-Ed

“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...

India: Foreign Education Bill

Ashish at Desicritics discusses the merits and demerits of the recently passed Foreign Education Bill in India.

China: Oxfam's ill-intentions

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.

Translator of the week: Audrey Lambert and her students in France

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,...

Dominican Republic: Construction of University in Haiti

The government of the Dominican Republic announced that it will construct a university in neighboring Haiti for 10,000 students, writes Duarte 101 [es].

Blogging about the Caribbean's Repeating Islands

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.

China: College students’ employment problem

PH from veggie discourse translated a local news story from Netease about how 5 college students beat out 395 Others to become feces diggers.

Ukraine: Book-Burning and Book-Recycling Rallies

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...

Malaysia: Unnecessary tests for children

Lilian from Malaysia questions the pedagogic value of giving too many competency examinations to primary school children.

Trinidad & Tobago: Green Fund Gives Green Light

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.

Russia: TV Star Calls For Young Talents Online Project

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.

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