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· February, 2019

Stories about Education from February, 2019

The repatriation of African artifacts to countries of origin is tricky business

Many of Africa's "stolen artifacts from colonial times were generally given or donated to French public collections. Thus, these artworks ... have become a property of the French state."

What diapers taught me about Europe

"With unrestricted access to information, my critical consciousness was awakened, and I began to reconsider binaries like “developed” and “backward” and re-analyze politics both in Turkmenistan and West."

Global Voices becomes primary source for global translation competition in Czech Republic

"Global Voices. . . provides articles on interesting and fresh topics that come in several language versions, translated by native speakers, and using contemporary language and an accessible style."

‘Space is about dreaming’ — an interview with International Space University president

"We hope that space will not become a space of confrontation (...) Space makes children dream and all of humanity as well."

Hungary's Viktor Orbán is pouring cash into military sports and historical reenactments to boost patriotism

This approach matches the broader education strategy of Prime Minister Viktor Orban, whose government has rewritten the national curriculum multiple times to include military training and military history.

‘Space ventures can improve the quality of life on Earth’ — an interview with International Space University president

Today, the International Space University has more than 4600 former students, and of those, more than 80 percent are working in space industries.

The Caribbean needs to work on its homophobia, but it doesn't need a lecture

"To Gabriel’s credit, he […] accepted he was wrong. That is a solid first step."

‘Serene and committed.’ This legendary Afghan educator's legacy will burn brightly through generations

"This is a huge loss for Afghanistan, a country too poor when it comes to such figures."

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