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· December, 2013

Stories about Education from December, 2013

Malagasy Genius Seeking Happiness off the Grid

Malagasy genius decides that what he wants is a normal life, away from all the public attention..

4 Women Journalists Defying the Odds in Mexico City

This post is part of our series on gender and sexuality in Latin America and the Caribbean in collaboration with North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA). Despite the low salaries and the...

DIY Galaksija Computer, Bedrock of Serbia's IT Industry, Turns 30

Thirty years ago in Yugoslavia, young inventor Voja Antonić and his team created a personal computer that users could build at home, using tools and parts readily available in stores.

Chinese University Professor Quits to Seek Academic Freedom

"I want to be responsible for my own life. The only thing you can change is yourself."

Innovation: A Spell Checker for Bambara Language

Fasokan in Mali reports on the creation of an app to help spell check texts in Bambara [fr] : Il est disponible sur les traitements de texte et outils bureautiques...

The State Of Freedom Of Religion in Maldives

The Maldives ranks high on the list of governments that restrict religious freedom. Maldivian citizens have to be Muslim and cannot practice any religion other than Islam. Non-Muslim foreigners cannot...

South Korean Education Ministry Discourages Students’ Poster Movement

As South Korean university students’ ‘We Are Not Fine!’ poster movement spreads like wildfire across the country, even up to the point of motivating high, junior high and elementary students...

3 Initiatives Working to Make Niger a Better Place

Positive stories from Niger are a few and far between these days, thanks to economic hardship combined with threats of terrorism. Three projects are trying to change that.

Another Rural Japanese Elementary School Disappears Due to Declining Birthrate

Every year, about 500 public schools in Japan are closing due to shortage of children as the cost of education becomes unbearable for rural communities.

3,000 Students Protest against Educational Reform in Gabon

Reforms to the educational system were suspended [fr] in Gabon after teachers and students marched together in protests. In the proposed reform, the final exam to obtain the high school...

Upholding the Essential Values of the Bhutanese Youth

Bhutan has been blessed with a sustained, rich cultural heritage and the Bhutanese people take pride in upholding a number of essential values including harmony, compassion and patriotism. Blogger Dorji...

Review of University Websites in Southeast Asia

Le Minh Khai reviewed the websites of the leading universities in Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and was disappointed with the design and content of these online platforms.

China Downplays English-Language Education With Series of Reforms

"How many Chinese have been hurt by the English education? It should have been abolished long ago."

“I Am a German Street Vendor in Dakar”

Being a street vendor is not an easy job, especially in Senegal. Yet this is the choice that Sebastian Prothmann, a native of Germany, made after he arrived in Dakar,...

Spain Regional Education Minister Steps in it with Translation Gaffe

Spain's Regional Minister of Education for the Balearic Islands, Joana Maria Camps (@joanamariacamps), has proven herself not very familiar with one of the most important studies on education: the Organisation for...

China: Father's Role

Offbeat China introduced a new popular TV program called “Where Are We Going, Dad?”. The show arranges five celebrity dads and their young kids to fulfill various outdoor tasks in...

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