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· April, 2011

Stories about Education from April, 2011

28 April 2011

Bhutan: Bonded Teachers

Brazil: School Bullying and the Realengo Massacre

On 7 April 2011, twelve adolescents at the Tasso da Silveira City School in the west of Rio de Janeiro were shot dead. The culprit was ex-pupil, Wellington Menezes de...

Armenia: Pseudo-patriotism and flag burning

Malaysia: Obesity in schools

26 April 2011

Malaysia: Boot Camp to “Help” Effeminate Boys

Based on their effeminate tendencies, 66 schoolboys from the state of Terengganu in Malaysia were recently sent to a boot camp aimed at "helping them behave in a proper manner"....

22 April 2011

Malawi: Political Science Lecturer Talks About Blogging Academic Freedom

When Malawi's Inspector General of Police Peter Mukhito summoned political science senior lecturer Dr Blessings Chinsinga over an example he gave in the lecture room, he had no idea that...

20 April 2011

Costa Rica: Climate Change Affecting the Cloud Forest

The Monteverde Now project documents the stories of 11 members of the Monteverde Community through short video interviews where they explain how their life has been transformed and how they...

Bahamas, U.S.A.: Economic Empowerment

14 April 2011

Malawi: The Power of a Blog Post

The two-month old stand-off between the university lecturers in Malawi and their employer has led to the closure of the University of Malawi's main colleges. But no one would have...

12 April 2011

Colombia: Citizens Reject Proposal to Reform Higher Education Law 30

Colombian President Santos' proposal to reform the Higher Education Law 30 has not been received well. Despite some accepting it, the loudest voices heard, online and in the streets, have...

South Koreans Baffled By Five Consecutive University Suicides

South Koreans are buzzing over recurring suicides which occurred in one prestigious university. The school's unique penalty tuition system which was adopted by the president of the school also went...

9 April 2011

Singapore: Debate on ‘Pampered’ Soldiers

Are Singapore soldiers ready for battle? This is one of the many questions raised by netizens who are reacting to the photo of a young serviceman whose backpack is being...

Egypt: Remembering Bahr El-Baqar Incident

Forty one years ago, the Israeli Air Force raided a primary school in the Egyptian village of Bahr el-Baqar. About 30 of its students died, over 50 were severely wounded,...