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· April, 2010

Stories about Education from April, 2010

St. Lucia: Getting Kids to Read

  30 April 2010

“All over the world there is mounting concern among educators and parents that kids are not showing enough interest in reading for pleasure, both in and out of school”: St. Lucia's Caribbean Book Blog thinks that “writers must stand up for the children.”

Algeria: Mauritania's Language Struggle

“A short post on the struggle among Mauritanian students over Arabic and French language will appear here sometime next week. Mauritanians on the front lines are encouraged to send the blogger their thoughts and accounts either in the comments field here or by email,” writes Algerian blogger The Moor Next...

Bhutan: Education Defined

  26 April 2010

Bhutanese blogger Dorji Wangchuk defines education: “When you have forgotten what you have learnt in school and still be successful in life, you were well educated.”

PR career in China

  26 April 2010

Imagethief has written some advices for young foreigners who want to build a PR career in China.

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ICT for Development in Francophone Africa

  25 April 2010

Although there is undoubtedly a strong push to grow information and communication technology (ICT) initiatives for development in francophone Africa, the region is still somewhat lagging behind their English-speaking neighbors.

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Costa Rica: Clashes Over Autonomy on UCR Campus

  20 April 2010

On April 12, 2010, Costa Rican police officers arrived to the University of Costa Rica to detain a campus transit officer, accused of corruption. However, members of the university community said that this attempted arrest goes against the university's status of autonomy, which led to clashes.

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Caucasus: Social Innovation Camp

  19 April 2010

Although Internet penetration remains low in the South Caucasus, all indications are that new and social media has an increasingly important role to play in the area of democratization and activism. With that in mind, the first Social Innovation Camp in the region took place in Tbilisi, Georgia on 8-10 April.

India: Television As Educator

  19 April 2010

MANA TV has been running five education channels in the Andhra Pradesh state in India for nine years. “Their popularity has proved that notwithstanding computers, television can grab eyeballs in the classroom”, says Jai Chandiram at The Hoot.

Haiti: Back to School

  16 April 2010

“You could see some parents crying by the streets watching other neighborhood kids leaving for class; their kids had gone to school once, on January 12th, and never came back”: For Inside Disaster, Emmanuel Midi reports on back to school time in Haiti.

Plagiarism in Chinese Academia

  14 April 2010

C Custer from ChinaGeek discusses a recent debate on plagiarism in Chinese academia. Wang Hui, a public intellectual leader in the “New Left” movement, is charged by Nanjing University literature professor Wang Binbin regarding the missing of proper citation in Wang's dissertation on Lu Xun.

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