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· February, 2011

Stories about Education from February, 2011

Honduras: Taxi Drivers and Teachers Strike

“La Gringa” blogs about a strike led by teachers and taxi drivers in La Ceiba on February 21. “This was the third national strike of the school year, which only...

Malaysia: Rally against ‘racist’ book

A rally was held by Malaysian Indians in Kuala Lumpur to protest the continuing use of Interlok novel in schools. The controversial book, according to protesters, discriminates against the Indian...

Laos: School building project in Champasaak Province

Sao Darly gives an update on the Lao School building project in Champasaak Province.

Chile: Electronic Textbooks for Schoolchildren?

The school year is starting in Chile, and Enzo Abbagliati in Cadaunadas wonders, “why aren't textbooks in Chile digital?” after he spent almost $300 USD in textbooks for his son....

“We Are Not Ants”: New Book Promotes Educated Optimism

No Somos Hormigas (We Are Not Ants) is a book and online platform; a Spanish-language project devoted to "educated optimism." Global Voices is mentioned in the book and online as...

Puerto Rico: Conflictive One Day Walk-Out

In a general student assembly yesterday, a majority of students of the main campus of the University of Puerto Rico voted in favor of ending the strike for one month...

Puerto Rico: A Student's Life Broadcast Through Youtube

Christian Ortega published the first episode of his regular web series "La Cabeza de Christian" back in the summer of 2009. Through LCC, as it is known for short, Christian...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Outcry Over Molestation Charges

‘Three male teachers were questioned/detained on charges of gross indecency and acts of lewdness with their male charges”, causing a firestorm of reaction in St. Vincent. Abeni hopes to bring...

Video: Learning a New Language Through Online Video

February 21st is the International Mother Language Day and this year's theme is Linguistic Diversity and New Technologies. With that in mind, we bring you a series of examples of...

Japan: It's nursing time on Twitter!

Inexperienced Japanese mums and dads use Twitter to share worries and advices on child-rearing with parent fellows.

Puerto Rico: Congressman Condemns Human Rights Abuses

Blogger and lawyer Hiram Meléndez has posted the video in which  Illinois Congressman Luis Gutiérrez appears before Congress forcefully condemning the human rights abuses against students and protesters in the...

Dominica: First Indigenous Lawyer

The Voice of the Taino People Online is proud to tell the story of “Pearl Diane Williams…the first indigenous Kalinago Carib person from Waitikubuli (Dominica) and possibly the Eastern Caribbean...

Bahamas: Dr. Keva Bethel Dies

Womanish Words pays tribute to the late educator Dr. Keva Bethel: “Bahamian women of my generation can be especially proud of her and grateful to her for a life and...

Puerto Rico: Muñoz for UPR

Repeating Islands reports that a new interim president has been selected for the University of Puerto Rico.

Latin America: Conversations About OCD Iberoamérica

Juan Arellano spoke to Soraya Sacaan [es] and Juan José Retamal [es] of OCD Iberoamérica [es], a Chilean initiative whose mission is to “contribute to knowledge of digital communications in...

India: More Awareness Required To Fix The Education system

Himanshu Rai advocates for more awareness of the complexity of the problem in the Indian education system. The blogger opines that “the education model needs to be transformed from teacher-centric...

Senegal: Book for Africa Partnership

Peace Corps/Senegal is partnering with Books for Africa to bring textbooks and reading materials to schools and community libraries throughout the country. Volunteers in about 35 communities are working with...

Malaysia: National language and patriotism debate

Jebat Must Die from Malaysia writes about the online debate between prominent political bloggers about the use of the national language in the country and its link to nationalism.

Malaysia: Unemployed college graduates

Greg Lopez, writing for the New Mandala, tackles the issue of unemployment among college graduates in Malaysia.

Puerto Rico: “I Support My Alma Mater”

“I stand behind my country’s public university and what it should be: an accessible institution that promotes the advancement of different types of knowledges, provides spaces to discuss and  solve...

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