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· July, 2010

Stories about Education from July, 2010

Taiwan: Build a home for bats

  30 July 2010

Green architect, book author, and blogger Alin(阿羚) introduces how to build a home for bats and decrease the rampant trouble of mosquitoes in Taiwan[zht] because each bat can feed on at least 1000 mosquitoes and bugs a day.

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Venezuela: Allies in Technology, Women Who are Not Afraid of Mice

  29 July 2010

Venezuelan NGO Aliadas en Cadena (Allies in Chains) created the group Aliadas en Tecnología (Allies in Technology) to promote the use of technology to empower women affected by poverty. Through classes and workshops, many women who saw computers as strange and intimidating objects now find in them a tool for work, learning and self-fulfillment.

Bahamas: Race & History

  26 July 2010

“If…young Bahamians imagine that they can take their twenty-first century notions of black and white and translate them into what they may one day read about the history of this nation, they will never fully understand their country and its rich and difficult past”: Nicolette Bethel explains the significance of...

Brazil: Training Citizen Media in the Suburbs of São Paulo

  24 July 2010

A new citizen journalism project is underway in the poor, marginalized suburbs of São Paulo. Journalist Bruno Garcez launched blog Mural [pt] where he posts citizen media tips and interacts with his students. The new citizen reporters are also invited to publish their reporting and explain the process they have...

Lebanon: “Looks like Beirut” Award

Lebanon News: Under Rug Swept periodically awards the “Looks Like Beirut” Award “in recognition of the work done to keep the overused, worn-out, tired cliché “…looks like Beirut…” alive. It is awarded to Hull and East Riding here, a Weymouth resident here, and a resident of Strabane here.

Taiwan: TEDxTaipei is coming

  23 July 2010

The second TEDxTaipei installment: TEDxTaipei 2010 will be on July 24th and 25th with 27 speakers from local and from abroad, from musicians to scientists. The whole event will be live-streaming here.

Malaysia: Scholarship and race

  23 July 2010

Azira Aziz questions the decision of the Malaysian government to prioritize the Malay community in distributing scholarship funds. The writer proposes that funds should be given to those who “deserve it by merit and based on their family’s financial background.”

China: Me, Wang Hui, and Liberal Wishy-washy-ness

  19 July 2010

Peter Zarrow, a historian at the Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica (Taiwan), explains why he signed the joint letter supporting Wang Hui at China beat. Meanwhile, the mass mail calling for the joint signature has been leaked (see the comment section of the previous article).

Trinidad & Tobago: Eating Wisely

  15 July 2010

“There is a need for subsidies…for better infrastructure for farmers, and for help with getting them to develop their markets. Farmers is folks too and if they aren’t feeling the love…is we to catch–and pay through the nose for their produce”: Lisa Allen-Agostini has a few suggestions “for encouraging people...

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Brazil: Afro-Brazilian Claims to Affirmative Action Denied

  14 July 2010

After nearly a decade discussing the Racial Equality Statute, last month the Brazilian senate finally approved it. Out of the document are the most controversial demands from Afro-Brazilian movements: a quota system of affirmative action in both education and the job market.

D.R. of Congo: From Texas to Kivu

  13 July 2010

Texas in Africa shares his experience as a researcher in the Democratic Republic of Congo: “My research in the DRC is about social services, which means that when I'm here, I spend a lot of time in church offices. Religious groups run almost all of what's left of the DRC's...

China: Wang Hui's plagiarism scandal, international turn

  12 July 2010

A plagiarism scandal broke out in March in Chinese academic circles when Nanjing University literature professor Wang Binbin charged that Wang Hui's dissertation on Lu Xun -Resistance to despair – contains a number of passages lifted from other books without citation. (More background information from Granite Studio and ChinaGeeks) Wang...

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Cambodia: Decline of Monk Morality?

  9 July 2010

A monk in Cambodia was arrested for illegally taping a video of nude ladies in a monastery. The video was widely shared through mobile phones and the internet. There are also other reports of monks getting drunk and watching porn. Cambodian netizens react

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