Stories about Education from November, 2010
Bangladesh: Education Policy Yet To Be Implemented
Mahfuzur Rahman Manik shares his frustration over the delay in enacting the National Education Policy 2010 of Bangladesh.
Philippines: Education department's twitter account
DepEd_PH is the official twitter account of the education department of the Republic of the Philippines
China: Junior high school boy beaten to death by classmates
Veggie Discourse translates a popular forum post on a school violence incident in Jiangsu province, in which the mother of the dead school boy claimed that her son was beaten to death by his classmates with powerful background, while the teachers and students witnessed the violence without doing anything to...
Philippines: Student unrest over education budget cuts
Students from various public universities in the Philippines held massive protest actions against the budget cuts imposed by the government. Students documented the 'campus strikes' by using the internet.
Israel: At the Police Station
David, from Israelity, shares his experience at a police station.
Uruguay: Study Shows How Family Dynamic Impacts Education
Daniel Figares comments [es] on a recent study by the University of Montevideo that shows that, “In all the populations studied, we can see a greater educational delay in children that do not live with both biological parents.” Readers left their own thoughts on the study in the comments section.
Africa: Announcing a new knowledge resource for Africa
Oluniyi announces the launch of a new knowledge resource for Africa: “Today 25th November 2010 marks another milestone in the quest for putting African information online. A new website has launched. It is aptly named Africa Portal, and aims to be an authoritative knowledge resource for Africa”.
Peru: Fines For Careless Pedestrians
As of November 15, Peruvian pedestrians can be fined if they break the Traffic Code. In a country where pedestrians and drivers are notorious for not complying with traffic regulations, bloggers are expressing their feelings about this measure.
Ecuador: “Clean Quito” Campaign Fights Chewing Gum
Have you ever thought about how much it costs a municipality to remove chewing gum stuck to the pavement? Thousands of dollars in street cleaning are spent to fight this habit of discarding chewing gum on the ground. In Quito, the municipal government and several schools began a campaign that seeks to remove gum from the ground and make the capital cleaner.
Russia: New Portal Launches WebCam Discussion On Police Reform
“Talking heads,” a new socio-political portal, presents a debate on police reform in an unusual format: expert webcam chat. The idea of the website is to make a cultured, person-to-person debate available for others to watch and contribute.
Chile: Education Reform Sparks Debate
Mauricio Rojas explains and critiques [es] a recent education reform presented by the Ministry of Education. Mauricio ends his post linking to another point-of-view on the reform by José J. Brunner [es]. The reform has sparked a debate because, among other things, it would reduce class time for Social Science...
Philippines: Economics of K+12
Nicki Tenazas from the Philippines reacts to the government plan to add two more years in the basic education cycle.
Philippines: Leading botanist killed in alleged military-rebel cross-fire
A flurry of tributes and condemnations posted online followed the unexpected death of top Filipino botanist Leonard Co and his two assistants in an alleged cross-fire between the Philippine Army and communist rebels in the province of Leyte
China: Educated youth face a tough future
China Media Project translates an article by Yu Jianrong about educated youth in China, which can be divided into two groups. The first one are privileged by their access to wealth and power. The second, and much larger, group lack this privilege. It is the latter group which face a...
Macedonia: Skopje Zoo Improvements
Basic improvements at the Skopje Zoo have brought new quality of life for the captive animals and the visitors, who regain confidence in this public enterprise.
Gambia: Climbing Kilimanjaro to build a school in Gambia
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to build a school in Gambia: “In August 2010 Hannah Braye climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in memory of her friend Lucy raising over £1,000. This will go to help build a school in Dairuharu in Brikama and the first classroom being built will be dedicated to...
Africa: The 7th Pan-African Reading for All Conference
FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS [Deadline Dec 31, 2010] for THE 7TH PAN-AFRICAN READING FOR ALL CONFERENCE, Gaborone, Botswana 11th – 14th July 2011.
Puerto Rico: Prensa Comunitaria, A Project of Media Activism
Prensa Comunitaria was founded in 2004 with the objective to empower the Puerto Rican communities through the creation of media. The board president, Samuel Rosario, talked with Global Voices about the birth of the project, its work in the communities, the importance of citizen journalism, and the relationships with traditional media.
Japan: “100 English Dreams” by Christiana Aretta
100 English Dreams is a visual storytelling project by Christiana Aretta in support of the JET program, in which she asked her Japanese elementary school students, “Do you think you will use English in the future and why?”.
Blog “Words of Resistance” Gives Voice to Teens from Small Town in Mexico
In the blog "Words of Resistance," Chantal Flores publishes the poems, letters and stories written by middle school students from Zapotitlán Palmas, a town in Oaxaca, Mexico with a population of 1184 and high rates of migration to the United States. In this interview with Global Voices, Chantal talks about her students and the blog that features their work.
Philippines: Students oppose education budget cuts
Student activists in the Philippines are protesting the decision of the government to slash the funding of state universities.