· March, 2006

Stories about Education from March, 2006

India: Slum demolition

  14 March 2006

The Other India on a slum-demolition from the perspective of a person who teaches some of the young children through an NGO programme.

Hong Kong: Urban myths and koans

  14 March 2006

ESWN translates a series of questions currently being asked of straight-A Hong Kong students by three of China's top universities now recruiting in the territory. Including: “If you are in a concert hall and a telephone rings next to you, what do you do?”

Iran: Chaos in University

Sharif Chaos, an Iran based blog, writes about government's plan to bury anonymous martyrs in Sharif University (Persian). Blog informs us that about 1000 students wanted to stop this event but Basij forces beat them up and buried anonymous martyrs in a mosque at the heart of famous Sharif University...

Estonia: Language Issue and Russian Media

  10 March 2006

Giustino at Itching for Eestimaa comments on how some Russian media are detached from reality when it comes to the language issue: “If you live in a country where the overwhelming majority of the people speak one language, you are going to need to know that language to work a...

North Korea: Multiple choice

  9 March 2006

NKZone picks up a report from the official Chinese Xinhua news agency about changes to middle school testing in North Korea, where authorities are opting for multiple choice test formats as opposed to the traditional essay-based exams used in the past. Includes links to interesting background.

Sudan: education for girls & women

  9 March 2006

Sudan Watch reports on an Irish aid NGO that is providing schools for girls and adult education for women in rural Sudan. She also points to a message on IWD from the Physicians for Human Rights on Darfur.

Guyana: Teen bloggers

  7 March 2006

Scott points to a project started by a Guyana-based Peace Corps volunteer that teaches young people how to write using a blog as the teaching tool. The young people's blog is called Guyana Teenagers of Today, and so far they have tackled issues such as the drug trade, sexual assault...

Trinidad & Tobago, UK: John La Rose

  6 March 2006

The Caribbean Beat Weblog notes the passing of Trinidad-born “poet, essayist, publisher, filmmaker, trade unionist, cultural and political activist” John La Rose, by linking to a Guardian obit by Linton Kwesi Johnson. Johnson writes that “the depth and breadth of his contribution to the struggle for cultural and social change,...

Ukraine: Election Gifts

Christopher of From Ukraine With Love writes on how good the upcoming election is for a small-town Ukrainian school – good in a twisted sort of way: “From how it’s been explained to me, elections time is when politicians start giving out gifts.”

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