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· November, 2012

Stories about Education from November, 2012

China's Most Expensive Business School

  21 November 2012

Ministry of Tofu translated an info graphic showing the background of the students of the China's most expensive business school, the Cheung Kong Graduate Business School.

University of Cyprus Campaign – ‘Buy Cypriot Products’

  20 November 2012

Using the slogan “Agorazo Kypriaka” [Buy Cypriot products], the University of Cyprus website hosts an announcement by Rector Constantinos Christofides himself. Amidst the general economic crisis, University of Cyprus supports initiatives against unemployment and actively contributes to the cause, initiating a promotion campaign to encourage people to buy local Cypriot...

On World Toilet Day, Introducing the Crap Map Project

  19 November 2012

With both big technology players and local partners in Ghana, we’ll be hacking together our “crap map” using existing open source tools and software paired with meaningful offline facilitation around behavior change in sanitation. Molly Norris of Ideo.org explains the objective of the Crap Map project: “to stimulate collective action...

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Hurdles in Making Italy's Illegal Workers ‘Legal’

  17 November 2012

The results of the legislative decree passed this summer in Italy to regularise thousands of illegal workers by regularisation of their undeclared employment, have not lived up to expectations. Here's a review of online reactions and analysis.

Czech Kids’ Anti-Roma Attitudes Not Discouraged

  15 November 2012

Jeremy Druker of TOL's East of Center writes about anti-Roma attitudes among school students in the Czech city of Jihlava: […] These kids obviously get their opinions from their parents, teachers, and fellow students; they can freely read as much racist propaganda online as they want […]; they hear about...

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French Government Eases Strict Immigration Policy

  12 November 2012

French Interior Minister Manuel Valls, during a speech in Toulouse in southwestern France, expressed his desire to change his country's immigration policy, amending the naturalization requirements and, in particular, doing away with the multiple choice tests and the need to have signed a permanent employment contract. Here is a summary of the reactions to these new measures.

Jamaica: The Gay Man is Somebody's Son

  9 November 2012

Referring to the recent gay bashing at a Jamaican university, Active Voice republishes a poem by Tanya Shirley as “a timely intervention into the barbarism threatening to drown us.”

Language Divide in Malaysia

  7 November 2012

Jerrenn Lam ponders upon the issue of language differences in Malaysia and how the schooling process can reinforce cultural divisions in the country.

Bahamas: Banking or Learning?

  5 November 2012

If a school in no way challenges its students to synthesize, analyze, interrogate, I fail to see how that school can produce critical thinkers, educated citizens or nation builders. Blogworld sees the value of displacing the banking concept in education.

Madagascar: Tear Bomb Thrown into a University Classroom

  1 November 2012

Madonline reports [fr] that a tear bomb was thrown by military forces into a classroom of Ankatso University where students are protesting [fr] the delay in the disbursement of their scholarships.  The same protests are currently happening at the University of Toamasina (East Coast of Madagascar).

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