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· October, 2010

Stories about Education from October, 2010

Trinidad & Tobago: LGBT Community Speaks Out

  29 October 2010

Globewriter's Weblog says: “We have had this Ex-Gay minister here for a week and apparently the LGBT community has reached a boiling point…”; gspottt confirms that the community has had it with the “lying, ducking and hiding” when it comes to young people and their sexuality.

Puerto Rico: “Guadalupe Should Not be the Provost”

  29 October 2010

Ángel Carrión comments on the designation of Ana Guadalupe [ES] as the Provost of the Río Piedras campus (the main campus) of the University of Puerto Rico. Guadalupe was severely criticized for the decisions she made as the interim Provost during the student strike last Spring.

Ethiopia: On Ethiopian Intellectuals

  28 October 2010

A critique of Ethiopian intellectuals: “Ethiopian intellectuals are a sick bunch. They are wild and radical. Radical in the sense of acting together as a single unit; wild in the sense of having no focus or rather focused only on short term gains.”

Africa: Africans Turn to Each Other for Expert Advice

  28 October 2010

Google Baraza – Information for Africa: “How can I write a movie script for Nollywood? How does the stock exchange operate in Johannesburg? What is the recipe for bitter leaf soup? What is the best company for car insurance in Kenya? English and French speaking Internet users in Africa, with...

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Video: One Minute Jr video nominees for 2010 Awards

  27 October 2010

The nominees for each of the 3 categories in the One Minutes Jr project competition 2010 have been selected. In each of the categories of  (Self)-portrait, Inside-Out and One Minute of Freedom there will be one winner who will be awarded a JVC Piscio HD Hand-Camera.  The nominees are all...

China: Professional test-takers

  27 October 2010

China Geeks translates a journal article from Southern Weekend on the business of professional test-takers and how foreign institutions struggle to combat Chinese cheaters.

Africa: African Science Cafes

  26 October 2010

On expanding African science cafes: “Science cafes are slowly and steadily spreading across the African continent. Regular cafes are being held in South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Ghana, and Morocco. It began in 2007 at a workshop on African Science Cafes in South Africa supported by the British Council.”

Puerto Rico: Student Blog Continues Coverage

  25 October 2010

The student blog Desde Adentro [ES], an alternative online paper created during the recent 60 day student strike at the University of Puerto Rico, is covering the mounting tensions between the students and the administration at the main campus.

Kazakhstan: Education System Flaws

  25 October 2010

KZBlog refects on the classc post-Soviet problem that school teachers in Kazakhstan are too often treated like members of an office staff, and their loyalty is more important than their being able to be productive.

Serbia: Children Get Military Training in Russian Camps

  22 October 2010

In the prime of the newest public discussion on patriotism and the origin of violence in the Serbian society, newspaper Danas reported that two years ago Serbian children, aged 11 to 15 years old, had spent 16 days in scout camps in Russia, where they were being trained to assemble and dismantle weapons, to throw bombs, and to fire rifles. Sinisa Boljanovic translates some of the reactions to the case.

Mexico: Poster Child for Child Labor Still Working on the Street

  20 October 2010

Burro Hall posted a picture of Jesús, a boy that plays the accordion in the street, next to a newspaper article on child exploitation that shows a picture of him: “[he] is still sitting right outside the Governor's office playing the accordion for money rather than attending school so he...

Brazil: Day by Day in a Favela School

  20 October 2010

Follow Tia Dag's stories on violence, poverty and drugs, in a school in one of Sao Paulo's favelas, Casa do Zezinho, where she educates children, aiming to prevent them from joining Brazilian criminal gangs.

South Korea: North Korean Defector's Struggling Life In Big Cities

  19 October 2010

A North Korean defector's life in South Korea is tough. Even after hundreds hours of study in Hanawon, the state-run resettlement facility, the defector's first encounter with the real world outside North is full of bewilderment and frustration. Korea’s Joongang took a snapshot of a defector's daily life.

Singapore EduCamp

  19 October 2010

Registration is now open for the 2010 Singapore Educamp. “EduCamps are BarCamp style un-conferences where educators and people interested in education come and share their projects, ideas and findings.”

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Benin: Text Messages to Help Protect Children Against Violence: Lessons Learned

  19 October 2010

The Violence Against Children (VAC) project is an initiative co-implemented by PLAN and Save the Children in West Africa and takes place over 4 years in seven countries. The project explored the idea of setting up a text message based system that will collect and map out reports of violence against children. The following is a discussion about the impact and lessons learned on the implementation so far.

Sri Lanka: Artists Are Outcasts Of The System

  16 October 2010

Makuluwo at Cerebral Ramblings describes how the students pursuing creative arts and literature in Sri Lanka are considered an outcasts of the system and because of it many of them resort to a safe path.

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