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· December, 2011

Stories about Education from December, 2011

Latin America: Youth Unemployment

  27 December 2011

Bloggings by boz looks at youth unemployment in Latin America, concluding that “with growth projections decreased for 2011 and 2012, the current situation for youth unemployment is almost certainly getting worse. That could have major economic, political and social implications moving into 2012.”

China: Top 10 Problems in 2011

  27 December 2011

Paul from ChinaSMACK translated Chinese Academy of Social Science's survey on the top 10 problems in 2011 as perceived by Chinese people.

India: Girls and Their Right To A Career

  17 December 2011

In India, at this modern age, some parents arbitrarily decide the future of their adult children. Fire Crystal writes about a girl, who was denied of her rights by her father to study and pursue a career of her choice.

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Vietnam: What’s New at Barcamp Saigon?

  16 December 2011

More than 550 people registered and participated in the fifth Barcamp Saigon last week in RMIT International University, Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. The attendance surpassed the record number of participants in the last Barcamp Saigon which was held just five months ago.

Trinidad & Tobago: Online Petition Against Offensive Ad

  16 December 2011

Globewriter is heartened that Project Runway winner, Anya Ayoung-Chee, has “[thrown]her weight against hate” by signing a petition “to demand the Trinidad Express apologize for running an offensive advert that, among other things, described LGBT people as ‘broken’”, and urges you to do the same.

Blogging carnival on the future of education

  16 December 2011

Internet en el Aula [es] invites everyone to take part of “The future of education” blogging carnival. The main issues revolve around the following questions: “How do you think education will be in 10 or 20 years? Will we still use textbooks? Will the use of digital media online be...

Trinidad & Tobago: Dangerous Ad

  15 December 2011

Bloggers from Trinidad and Tobago voice their outrage at a newspaper ad that claims to educate people about homosexuality, calling it “a vile advertisement that can only be described as hateful, mean spirited and a pack of lies.”

Mexico: Applications Open for The School of Authentic Journalism 2012

  14 December 2011

Narco News are accepting applications in English and Spanish until December 28, 2011 from media makers, journalists, bloggers, and activists from any country for The School of Authentic Journalism. This is an annual workshop on journalism, media and civil resistance movements. The 2012 session will be taking place in Mexico...

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Colombia: Professor's Resignation Sparks Debate on Writing

  13 December 2011

Colombian journalist and university professor Camilo Jiménez sparked an international debate on writing in the digital age, Colombia's higher education system and other related issues after he posted an entry in his blog explaining why he resigned from teaching an editing class after nine years.

Bahamas: Postcolonialism Issues

  9 December 2011

A recent “one-day symposium in honour of Frantz Fanon, the Martinican psychiatrist whose field of study was the psyche of the colonized” gets Blogworld “thinking about the value of democracy, of statehood, of the wretchedness of postcolonialism.”

World: “Faithbook”, a Project Against Religious Intolerance

  3 December 2011

Two young “faith-trotters” Anne-Laure and Frederic launched  “faithbook” [fr],  a project that will take them across the world to meet  similar pro-peace initiatives. They look to start a dialogue between people of faith who believe in peaceful coexistence through initiatives in various domains such as sports, education, culture and environment. They will shortly...

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