Stories about Education from August, 2013
1100 Year Old Hindu Temple Discovered in Bangladesh
Bangladesh Unlocked reports that archaeologists from Jahangirnagar University (JU) have excavated an 1100 year old Hindu temple from the Pala dynasty at a village in Dinajpur district of Northern Bangladesh. The post contains pictures and details about the finds.
Teacher Protests Over Education Reform Paralyze Mexico City
Members and supporters of the CNTE have been protesting in Mexico City against education reforms already passed, seeking to repeal them.
Not a Single Liberian Student Passed This Year's University Admission Test
"No one in that country is even smart enough to cheat?" one shocked Twitter user asked.
A Brick in the Wall of Tertiary Education in Barbados?
The government plans to cut subsidies for students at the University of the West Indies in Barbados. Some call it "political treason" while others say the move has public support.
More Religion, Less Science in Indonesia School Reform
The teaching of Science and English language at the primary level will be merged with core subjects such as Bahasa Indonesia, nationalism and religious studies
Chile Movilizado: Mapping the Student Movement
In Part Two of Elisa Moreno Gili's interview with Pablo Loyola of Chile Movilizado, we learn more about this platform and its impact on the delivery of student protest information.
South Korean Textbooks Started to Include Multicultural Families
Although South Korea is rapidly turning into a multi-ethnic society, changes in the public notion or institutional preparations still lag behind. The Grand Narrative blog posted on how one Korean elementary textbook addresses multicultural families, along with links displaying how Koreans, who have been taught in school that they are “ethnically homogeneous”, respond...
Turkmenistan's “Book of the Soul” Facing Difficult Times
Turkmenistan's first president once suggested reading his "Book of the Soul" three times could guarantee a person's place in heaven. Now the book's place in public life is under siege.
Thousands Shave Their Heads for Cancer Awareness in Singapore
The head shaving event that aims to raise funds and promote awareness on childhood cancer attracted more than 6,000 participants.
‘Rewire': How to Be a Better Media Consumer
Commentary from around the French-speaking Web on serendipity and cosmopolitanism, two key concepts found in the book 'Rewire' by Global Voices co-founder Ethan Zuckerman.
‘Chile Movilizado’ Monitors Student Revolts
Periodismo Ciudadano's Elisa Morena Gil interviews Pablo Loyola of Chile Movilizado, a web-based geotracking tool which reports on the student movement in Chile.
Taiwan: Online Dictionary for Aboriginal Peoples
The first online dictionary of the native language used by the aboriginal peoples [zh] in Taiwan had its debut on August 5, 2013. The first stage of this online dictionary includes the native language of the the Bunun people, the Tao people, the Truku people, the Saisiyat people, the Thao...
From Heartfelt to Hysterical, Twitter Parenting Poems Go Viral in Japan
"However tired I look, you smile at me. Then, you touch my hair encouragingly and softly daub it with porridge."