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· August, 2010

Stories about Education from August, 2010

Training In India: Change Needed

Supriyo Chaudhuri opines that the training business in India needs fresh outlook and a change of gears.

Thailand: Tweet Yourself Thai

Tweet Yourself Thai is a blog of “short, timely, thematic lessons for intermediate learners of Thai.”

Taiwan: Students ask for more rights

A team of university student representatives from various universities and colleges established their official blog[zht] and published the 2010 evaluation result of students’ right in universities.  They criticize some universities for...

Costa Rica: University Students Protest Budget Agreements

Some University of Costa Rica students took hold of the social sciences building in protest of the budgetary agreement that was reached between the government and university officials where a...

Thailand: Elitist education and politics

Ladprao 64 asks why many university students and graduates of Thailand are supporting political groups with “fascist” tendencies.

Thailand: Learn Thai language through Skype

Catherine Wentworth discusses the procedure and her experience of learning the Thai language through Skype.

Trinidad & Tobago: Educating the Ministry

“Somebody needs to go to the Ministry of Education…and screech loudly to the folks in there: ‘MoE, we have a problem!'”: KnowTnT.com explains, here and here.

Brazil: Scholar Blog on Citizen Media

Brazilian blog Mídia Cidadã [Citizen Media, pt] is the support platform for an academic research on “citizen communication and socio-cultural transformations” which intends to foster “the role of networked virtual...

Puerto Rico: Live Blogging About Teacher Strike

Michael Castro announces in his blog Poder 5 [es] that he will be live blogging from a teacher strike in San Juan. He is also tweeting about the strike at...

Pakistan: Field Notes From Doctors Of A Relief Team

“If there is anything the government should learn from this flood, it is to take education and women empowerment more seriously,” reports Dr. Syed Nabeel Zafar in a medical field...

Haiti: Shifting Focus

The Haitian Blogger suggests that the mainstream media is focusing on the wrong thing: “Attention should focus less on the distraction of WyClef Jean’s failed presidential bid…and more on the...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Game

Underground Trini Artiste posts a video that has been all the rage on Facebook and YouTube, about “people who are stuck in a university for years and just can't leave...

Taiwan: Who Needs A Founding Father?

Does Dr. Sun Yat-sen deserve the title of “the Founding Father of Republic of China (R.O.C)”? Is he really a flawless idealistic political leader and the hero behind the revolution...

Ghana: A plea for music education

Graham's plea for music education in Ghana: “Bedsides football, music is perhaps one of the most loved things in Ghana yet considered to be the most trivial when it comes...

Global: The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

August 23rd is The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. A series of events are organized around the world by various organisations to help...

South Korea: Civil Service Exams Removed, Years of Studies Wasted?

Many South Koreans are angry over a government's decision to replace the civil service exam with open recruitment. The exam has been praised for giving equal opportunities to applicants regardless...

Haiti: Student Visas

The Caribbean Camera reports that the Haitian community is concerned about the relatively low number of Canadian student visas being granted since the January 12 earthquake, saying: “This problem comes...

Cuba: Youth in Prison

Iván's File Cabinet blogs about the majority of “common (non-political) prisoners in Cuba [being] black or mestizo”, saying: “The environment in which these youths grow up is fertile ground for...

U.S.A.: Russophone Students Blog About Work and Travel Program

Every summer thousands of college students from Russia, Ukraine and other former Soviet countries come to the United States to take part in the Work and Travel USA program. Many...

Jordan: Reema, We Refuse to Let You Die in Vain

A 35-year old mother of three was shot by her husband during her sleep in Jordan. The reason for this murder? Her husband believes that his wife was a "victim...

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