· January, 2007

Stories about Education from January, 2007

Botswana: positive impact of a village blog

  16 January 2007

A medical student from Nata village in Botswana writes about the impact of the Nata village blog on him, “Before the establishment of this website I must confess that I was a bit naive in as far as the exact impact of HIV/AIDS in Nata. I read thru the website...

Moldova: An Emigrant's Letter

  15 January 2007

Adventures in Moldova posts a reader's letter, in which a 20-year-old Moldovan currently living in the States compares the two countries: “What I love about America is that it pardons mistakes and [applauds] successes. American children are always encouraged to succeed and to do their best. In Moldova, more energy...

Russia: Indigenous Peoples of the North

  12 January 2007

Den’ Olenevoda (Reindeer-Breeder's Day), celebrated in March 2006, in Kazym (Ugra, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug) – a photo set by Flickr user ugraland/Irina Kazanskaya While Moscow is braving an atypically snowless and warm winter, and St. Petersburg is about to drown in its 302nd flood, the rest of Russia continues to...

South Africa: $40m leadership academy

  12 January 2007

Idland has a response to the Financial Post Passport critique of Oprah Winfrey's $40M Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa, “So next time you see someone with a Master's degree puffing out his chest and asking, “Aren't there better ways to spend 40 million dollars?”, take a step back...

China: forced closure of migrant school

  12 January 2007

Chen Peijin in Shanghaiist has summaried local reports on the forced closure of migrant school in Shanghai: In January 5th, 300 policemen closed down. One report from the Chinese media says that the school was “unsafe” and that was the reason why it was closed.

Chile: OLPC and Politics 2.0

  11 January 2007

Chileans bloggers are very impressed so far with the US$ 100 laptop, OLPC. But how will the innovative device, meant to help bridge the digital divide, arrive to Chile? What do laptops have to do with politics? As Marcelo Aliaga (ES) explains: Como en todo, hay un chileno trabajando en...

Malaysia: Student-Teacher mismatch

  9 January 2007

Fruss and Fuss cites the story of a science teacher who had to teach a math class. The teacher started the class with an apology to the students. The blogger takes the education ministry to task and says “Is this a comedy of errors? Both the teacher and the students...

Singapore: Kick Starting Web Entrepreneurship

  8 January 2007

Bjorn Lee comments on a event that a government agency is organising in Singapore to kick start web entrepreneurship. The blogger says “For starters, dun get government to push it. Get industry leaders, academics, foreign thought leaders from technological hubs in israel, silicon valley to speak at fund launches like...

Japan: bullying

  8 January 2007

Adamu from Mutantfrog discusses about the school bullying issue in Japan and explains how the education minister has missed the point in addressing the issue.

Africa: this is Africa

  5 January 2007

Joshua Wanyama, who blogs for African Path, writes about Africa in a post titled, Ten “This is Africa” Thoughts: “With the New Year beginning, different trends are being set in Africa either affected by globalization, growth of democracy or the breakdown of society. I have compiled my list of thoughts...

Russia: Sorry State of North Caucasus Journalism

  3 January 2007

Timur Aliev – LJ user timur_aliev, editor-in-chief of the print/online weekly Chechen Society (Chechenskoye Obshchestvo) and the Chechnya editor of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) – is involved in a journalism education project that takes him to various parts of the Caucasus, where he conducts seminars to...

Sri Lanka: Discrimination and Tamil Students

  3 January 2007

Moju points to a possible case of discrimination against Tamil students. “Tamil students who were denied admission to Law College staged a token hunger strike in Colombo outside the Law College on Wednesday morning at 10:00am protesting against discrimination in admission process.” There is an interesting discussion in the comments...

China: citizen rights

  3 January 2007

Wang xiao feng writes about the need to cultivate the understanding of citizen rights by commenting on recent news about 10 prohibition phrases in a Nanjing district judiciary department and Li yin he’s recent debate about right to different kind of sexual practice. (zh)

China: Teacher strike

  2 January 2007

Teachers in Huadu, an outlying suburb of Southern China metropolis Guangzhou went on strike yesterday in front of the local district government building yesterday, calling for higher wages. A thorough look through Google search results for “Huadu” “teacher” and “protest” suggests a media blackout, which the teachers seem to have...

Romania: Singing Carols

  2 January 2007

“Memories from Romania: On the last day I spent in [Onesti] many of the students came to the Cancelarie (staff room) to sing carols for the teachers. I had absolutely no idea they had prepared this, an absolutely delightful memory to take away :)” – by L-plate big cheese Romania...

Meet The New Urban Cambodian Woman And Blogger: Keo Kalyan

  2 January 2007

In a country where long-time respected traditions dominate the way of life of the people, the role of women in education, social work and general lifestyle is still limited compared to men. “Women are supposed to stay at home, and always behave quietly and sweetly,” stated the Women’s Code of...

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