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· June, 2010

Stories about Education from June, 2010

Chile: From California to Chile on Biodiesel

Maria Jose Calderon and Carlos Herrera embarked on a 6-month road trip from California, USA to Chile in a biodiesel truck. The couple traveled Latin America in search of grassroots...

Global: Greek to English, Chinese to Russian, and Spanish to Macedonian

Wikidioms is a new online resource that aims at helping translators to cope with this challenge of translating idioms. Below is an interview with Wikidioms' founder Pavel Kats, and with...

Japan: Questionnaire about English ability

What Japan Thinks translated the results of a questionnaire about “when Japanese feel most ashamed about their lack of English”. The number one situation? “When a foreigner asks me the...

Chile: Students Arrested After Protesting Against University Reform

A week ago the government of Sebastian Piñera announced a major reform to the higher education system. At the inauguration ceremony of the president of Universidad de Chile (University of...

India:

Dheera Sujan at South Asia Wired highlights the works of an organization named ‘I Hear Foundation’, which is “working with hearing impaired kids and their parents to help diagnose, treat,...

South Korea: Teen beaten to death for ‘gossip’

Matt from Gusts of Popular Feeling blogs about school bullying, which recently caused the death of a 15 year-old girl.

Japan: A day at an elementary school

Ploychompu Srisa-an, a student at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, spent a day teaching at a Japanese elementary school as part of an exchange program. She created an in-depth video of...

World: Protecting Human Rights on Citizen Video

Making a video to protect human rights might backfire and end up threatening the rights of those who appear or participate in the video. WITNESS' The Hub shares with us...

Eritrea: I dream therefore I am

CapitalEritrea writes about art competition in Eritrea titled, “I Dream Therefore I Am.”

Japan: Online seminar on digital journalism

Joi Ito holds a weekly seminar on digital journalism at Keio University, that is live broadcast [en] on UStream. Today's guests were New York Times journalist Hiroko Tabuchi and Jun...

South Korea: A Generational Tug-of-War Over Subway Seats

In South Korea, a generational tug-of-war is surfacing daily over a subway seat. Physical or verbal hassles over the seat have been reported online and new posts complaining of elderly...

India: Fallacy Of English Medium Education

Ram Bansal at India in Peril criticizes some Indian English medium educational institutions which forbid Hindi and have no provision of Hindi to English translations or vice-versa in the curriculum.

Puerto Rico: Students Clean University Campus as a way of Celebrating Victory

University of Puerto Rico students’ campaign to clean up the campus and start community vegetable garden projects with the neighboring Rio Piedras kicked off earlier this week, days before they...

El Salvador: One Laptop per Child

The Education Ministry of El Salvador has started giving out XO laptop computers –from One Laptop per Child– to low-income students. Tim's El Salvador Blog says 400 children from 5 schools have...

Puerto Rico: Strike Over

“Thousands of students at the University of Puerto Rico who went on strike two months ago to oppose severe budget cuts declared a historic victory after reaching an agreement with...

Peru: Shining Path at the University of San Marcos?

A video of a rally in favor of Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso), which took place at the campus of San Marcos University, was seen by the media as a resurgence...

Philippines: Best and worst library schools

Here is a list of the best and worst library schools in the Philippines, based on the blog post of blogger Filipino librarian

Laos: Korean star visits schools

Korean actor Jang Dong-gun visited schools in Laos where he gave free meals and starred in an anti-poverty documentary by the UN World Food Program

China and the U.S: The cultural work of tests

Maryannodonnell compares the cultural meaning of test in China and the U.S.

Fiji: Priorities questioned for boarding school

Just a week after Fiji's Ratu Kadavulevu School was closed by the health department because its kitchen wasn't up to code, the country's largest boarding school dedicated a new chapel...

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