Stories about Education from 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.
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?”
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...
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...
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.
In case you ever wondered where in Libya Berber languages are spoken, check out this map at Tawalt (Arabic). Note at least two oases that don't get any mention in the Ethnologue – Ubari and al-Fogaha, Lameen Souag said.
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.
India: No women please
Francis Wade offers an explanation as to why Jamaicans educated at foreign universities have an advantage in the workplace.
ArmYouth Blog writes about purchased diplomas and other problems in Armenian higher education.
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...
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,...
Roznamenegar No (new reporter) says according to ITNA (Information Technology News Agency) Iranian clerics in several religious centres must learn blogging (Persian).
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.”
Grandiose Parlor comments on a BBC report on the appalling racism faced by African students in Russia
neweurasia discusses corruption in Kyrgyz higher education.
LinuxChix Africa report on the 2nd IDLELO2 free and open source software conference held in Nairobi last week.
The voice of Somaliland-Diaspora posts the top universities in Africa as they are ranked both in Africa and in the world.
EthioBlog reports that Nigeria joins the aid business as it prepares to to send 671 university lecturers to Ethiopia.
Tim Muth, quoting El Salvador's ambassador to Israel, Schafik Handal, explains the country's historical ties to Palestine, noting that current president, Tony Saca is of Palestinian heritage.