Stories about Education from November, 2013
VIDEO: Kazakh Students Sing Love Songs for President
After a massive rally in which some 3,000 students expressed their love for Kazakhstan's president, netizens compare the country to North Korea.
Brain Drain Or Brain Save
Indrajit Samarajiva refutes the notion that Sri Lankan talents invariably end up migrating in a foreign nation resulting in brain drain. In fact talent is there among: Not only professionals but also many innovative village youth who would be National assets elsewhere, unseen and unrecognized in Sri Lanka. The issue...
Racism, the United Nations, and the Dutch Saint Nicholas Tradition
While the children of Belgium, The Netherlands and other European countries prepare for the arrival of Saint Nicholas on December 6, the shadow of racism hangs over this tradition.
South Korea: Suffering of the Sacrificial ‘Wide Goose Fathers’
‘Wide Goose Father’ is a commonly-used term in South Korea referring to sacrificial fathers who send their wife and children abroad for better education, but themselves remain in South Korea to work and cover all the expenses. The number of wild goose fathers has been steadily increasing over the years...
LGBT-Friendly Coloring Books for Russians
Activists from the LGBT equality T-shirt company FCKH8.com are planning to send 10,000 copies of a pro-gay coloring book titled “Misha and His Two Mothers” to families with children in Moscow and Sochi, prior to the 2014 Winter Olympics. The book's core message, captured by the catchphrase “Gay Is Okay!”...
Soviet Environmental Posters
Skyfall presents [ru] a collection of environmental posters from the Soviet period. The blogger who often writes about environmental problems in Kazakhstan and some of his readers are nostalgic about the “environmental education and awareness-raising programs” of the Soviet era. Below are some of the posters collected by the blogger:
Infographic: Pakistan's Failing Education System
Sixty-nine percent of women and 50 percent of men in Pakistan cannot read or write according to Alif Ailaan (A for announcement), an alliance for education reform leading a communication campaign in the country. Only 67 percent of Pakistani girls and 81 per cent of boys go to primary school,...
New Knight Center MOOC on Media Project Development
The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas [es], with the support of Google [es], will be offering a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Spanish for journalists and student interested in learning about creating new online projects and generating audiences and revenue. Furthermore, as the announcement about the course...
Scholarships Jeopardized for Thousands of Spanish Erasmus Program Students
The Ministry of Education cut grants for students in the Erasmus program who had been abroad for over a month already. Due to the avalanche of criticism, the minister had to rectify his decision.
Bulgarian Students Occupy the Country's Future
Students in Sofia and other Bulgarian cities occupy universities in protest of a decision made by Parliament, but regarding on-going political, corruption and freedom issues in the country.
Sex Education, Chinese-Style
Liz Carter from Tea Leaf Nation introduces the readers to a viral video teaching parents how to explain sex to their kids. Most parents in China will tell their kids that they are picked up from the garbage bin, the video offers some tips to explain sex without actually talking...
Nine Maps to Understand World Trends
A series of maps shared by Goodnet show how more than 200 countries deal with social issues including freedom of the press, maternity leave, and attitudes towards foreigners.