Stories about Education from July, 2006
Romania: “Spy Kids”
Doug Muir of A Fistful of Euros writes about “spy kids,” one of the legacies of Romania's Communist past: “Huge flap in Romania this week, as it’s been revealed that the Communist-era secret police recruited children to spy on parents and classmates.”
Romania: Photos of a High School
Owlspotting gives a photo tour of a Romanian high school he graduated from in 1999.
African Migrants in Australia
African Migrants takes note of a report that says African migrants who held a job before leaving their homeland in search of work are more likely to find employment on arrival in Australia.
African Women: Call for Nominations
African Women posts a call for nominations for the African Women of Distinction book and video exhibition scheduled for December 2006. The aim, the announcement says, is to profile the stories and work of 20 women in Africa who embody the essence of leadership, determination, and innovation in addressing social,...
French-Speaking Bloggers on Rabat Conference on Migration
What Will the Conference Bring? Says France-based African blogger Le Pangolin, Du 10 au 11 juillet 2006, s'est tenue à Rabat au Maroc, la première rencontre interministérielle euro-africaine sur les problèmes des migrations entre ces deux continents.Elle a regroupé 57 pays africains et européens et certaines organisations humanitaires qui se...
Myanmar: Burglish Convertor
Mayvelous is glad that some one took up the challenge to build a Buglish convertor. Burglish is burmese written phonetically in Latin script. The software converts the Latin script to Burmese alphabets.
Korea: physical education
Frog in a well traces the history of physcial education in Korea: “the school physical culture was militarized from the late 1930s onward“. The blogger introduces a scholarly paper “The Militarization of the Physical Education and the Forced Healthiness”, which relates the military culture at school with the colonial and...
Japan: teacher's genitals
JP in Japundit reports that a teacher at a public junior high school in Hokkaido was suspended for sending a photograph of his genitals to a male student using his cell phone.
Armenia: Armenian Style Elections
Nessuna links to a video about elections the Armenian way. She reports that those who made the short film were instructed not to make anymore such videos if they wished to graduate from their university.
China: Text book
Joel Martinsen has a post in Danwei on the controversy over Chinese textbook revisions. He puts together various articles and discussions on the recent change of historical perspective.
Israeli Women Blog the War, in Russian
The Israeli blogosphere has a Russian-language corner: quite vocal, it is populated mainly by those who emigrated from the former Soviet states in the past few decades. Below is a selection of posts about the war, written by Israeli women, in Russian. LJ user gollitely (Lena Lagutina, Jerusalem) – July...
Barbados: School days
Jdid remembers his school days in Barbados, when his main worries were pitching marbles and avoiding “liks” from the teacher.
France: The Beginnings of Affirmative Action
Says (Fr) France-based Senegalese blogger Seckasysteme about the allegedly affirmative-action induced hiring and debut of Black French newsanchor Harry Roselmack on French national television: “Roselmack's (…) professional competence and the recognition he has earned from his peers is so obvious that even the detractors of affirmative action are starting to...
Myanmar: Azarni Day
Mayvelous, a Burmese living in Fiji remembers poems and songs on Myanmar's founding father on the Martyr’s Day or Azarni Day as it is known in Myanmar.
China: How do you say RSS feed in Chinese again?
One day soon, when content flow between Chinese and English websites reaches a reciprocal balance, when newspapers, textbooks and bloggers everywhere go bilingual, how well-positioned will you be? It's not an easy question to answer, and keeping a foot firmly planted on the ground on both sides of the fence...
Polish Blogosphere Update
Better late than never… That's what PolBlog hopes bloggers will think in response to its latest foray into blogging technology. Its new “Talk Back Attack” features an audio comment option to put “a voice to the text.” This is how PolBlog explains the new feature: Audio-commenting, as we call it,...
Hong Kong: patriotic education
The Voyager discusses a news headline in a Hong Kong newspapers: Cutter Youth: No Regrets For Anti-Japanese / Nine Intimidation Letters; Fanatically Patriotic Heart. The news is about a youth threatened Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Shinzo Abe with death if he visited the Yasukuni Shrine. The writer then comments that...
Argentina: One Laptop per Child
Ariel Vercelli writes (ES) that Educ.ar (ES) will be hosting an open discussion on the implementation of One Laptop per Child in Argentina.
Ethiopia: Scale of happiness
Ethiopia has been ranked 144th on a 178-nation survey of happiness ratings, writes Ethioblog. The Happy Planet Index measures life satisfaction, life expectancy and ecological footprint.
Brazil: Education Quotas
Melo Bichuetti describes the nexus of Brazil's indigenous population, legal system, and Ministry of Education.
China: yellow earth plateau
Raymond zhou translates a post from China Daily on the environment and livelihood in Yellow Earth Plateau – one of the poorest area in China, Gansu Province.