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· September, 2012

Stories about Education from September, 2012

India: Build Your Own Map to Improve Your City

Transparent Chennai is a platform for citizen engagement to help the citizens of Chennai counter inaccurate or incomplete government data with crowdsourced maps, and make better claims on the government...

35 Million Escape Poverty – But Can Brazil Overcome Inequality?

The United Nations campaign to end poverty in 2015 is finding results in Brazil, home to 194 million people. Some 35 million Brazilians have escaped poverty over the last decade,...

Puerto Rico: Plagiarism Revealed Through the Net

Janet Marilyn Hernández, a Venezuelan blogger and public relations professional, discovered that her thesis was plagiarized in a newspaper article and blog post written by professor Ivan Ríos of the...

Burundi: A Political Will to Provide Universal Education

The proportion of children in school increased from 59 per cent in 2005 to 96 per cent in 2011. The fact that Burundi is just emerging from war and that...

Singapore: Charity Group Targets Poor Children in Laos and Vietnam

A group of seven professional Swedish women based in Singapore have formed the charity organization Together for Charity. Today, the group gathers donations to support an orphanage in Laos and...

Egypt: Sex Education for Youth

Egyptian blogger Ahmed Awadalla argues in favour of empowering youth in post-revolution Egypt. He notes: Sex education can be a great tool to change deeply seated patriarchal values in our...

Cambodia: Photo of BarCamp Phnom Penh 2012

Bullying in a Networked Era: A Literature Review

A new report aims to help parents, educators, caregivers find answers.

Mexico: A Photographic Glimpse into Midwifery Around the World

Intercultural Midwifery is the topic of this Offbeat Mama guest photo blog post by Brooklyn based photographer Alice Proujansky. While 5 months pregnant she traveled to photograph a cultural knowledge...

Egypt: 1.5km Human Chain Protest Outside Nile University

@Kandily shares this photograph on Twitter, showing a human chain which he says [ar] measures 1.5km made up of students outside Nile University, which has been appropriated to the Zewail...

China: Guangzhou Students Protest University Gender Quotas

Ewan Christie from Nanfang.com reports about university students’ protest against the university gender quotas. Female students have to obtain a much higher score than the male counter part in the...

Guinea: Are Guineans less Capable than their Neighbours?

“You can't say that our neighbours are more intelligent than us, but they have had forthright leaders who have maintained the basis of a modern administration system and laid the...

Peace Corps Volunteers are Leaving Turkmenistan

It has been announced that the Peace Corps - a U.S. government-run volunteer program - will close its programs in Turkmenistan and leave the country by the end of 2012....

Hong Kong: Anti-National Education Protest, 360 Degree Scene

John Choy posted a 360 degree panoramic view of the anti-national education protest on September 8, 2012 outside the government building.

Egypt: Teenager Confronts Militarization of Schools

As criticism of the military institution grows in Egypt, a young man takes a brave step to confront military interference in the education system. Ahmed Awadalla speaks to Ahmed Hassan,...

China, Hong Kong: Controller of National Education

Hexie Farm's latest cartoon is about the “controller” of national education in Hong Kong. Tens of thousands local residents in Hong Kong protested against the curriculum, some of which is...

Croatia: Promoting Solar Energy at Terraneo Music Festival

UNDP's Voices from Eurasia blog reports on the ecological education program of this year's Terraneo music festival in Šibenik, where guests, among other things, could “test-drive Croatia’s only solar-powered car...

Tajikistan: Bribes and Neckties in Universities

Now students pay bribes to be admitted to universities, study only to get their [diplomas], but happily wear neckties to classes… Temur Mengliev summarizes [ru] the changes that have taken...

Jordan: What Happened to Education?

Roba Al Assi shares a video of the opening of the University of Jordan in 1962 on her blog And Far Away. She writes: As a graduate of the the...

Hong Kong: Why Is “National Education” Scary?

China Media Project translated a commentary by Chow Po Chung, a professor in the Department of Government and Public Administration at the Chinese University of Hong Kong reflecting on his...

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