Stories about Education from September, 2007
“The kid's have really started school. And guess what? They are all going in the morning! This is the first time this has ever happened. I actually have peaceful and childless mornings! I've dreamed about this for years and years,” writes an ecstatic Khadija Teri from Libya.
Debito comments on the withdrawal of moral education plan proposed by former Prime Minister Abe: teaching (and grading) “patriotism”, would leave Japan’s children of international roots in a bind–how can they “love” Japan “properly”, in a way quantifiably gradable?
The Devil's Excrement writes about the threat made by President Hugo Chavez to take over Venezuela's private schools.
Algerian blogger Nouri discusses university programmes in the US which offer Middle Eastern studies.
Voice of South on computer literacy program as an innovative way to spread IT in rural Bangladesh.
Brn, from Al Ain, UAE, writes about the elaborate ceremonies staged to usher in the new academic year at the university. “Each year, Sheikh Nahayan, the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, as well as Chancellor of the UAE University, comes to give his opening address, and the red...
“Today is officially the first day of the academic year in Egypt and for this occasion I would like to talk a little about a woman who helped pave the way for other women to become teachers, school principals and professionals in all fields, the woman who contributed to the...
“Carnival in the Caribbean is a ribald time. Lots of drinking, lots of dancing, lots of s-e-x”: Living Dominica is happy to see condom use being promoted on the island.
“Stand up, those who refused to be slaves……,” This is what Chinese national anthem tells. But in a class by Li Yang in Crazy English, over 3000 students kneeled down to their teachers. Is this a real thanksgiving or just a brainwashing of how to be a slave?
The Argentine educational web portal Educ.ar [ES] is back up and running. Martin Varsavsky, whose foundation provided the funds to create the site, writes on his blog that he is pleased that the site had been relaunched [ES].
James at Japan Probe reports the news that NOVA, Japan's largest chain of English schools suffering from a deepening financial crisis, has postponed paying its English teachers this month.
Rick Lowe at WeblogBahamas.com links to a study that supports his views on school privatization.
Bahraini blogger Silveroo posts pictures from a 1980 yearbook for the Al Hedaya Al Khalifiya School in Bahrain.
HNK, from Iraq, updates us on life in Iraq, passing exams, holidays in Syria and an accident they met with on their way back to Iraq.
Window on Eurasia writes on the tragic fate of nearly 90 percent of the Russian state orphanage graduates.
Marlon James blogs about what he calls his “colonisation in reverse”, and why he felt he needed to leave Jamaica: “I love my country but I’ve never missed it, perhaps because I have never forgotten the reasons I left.”
Ukrainiana writes about Party of the Regions’ attempt to cheat a site meter, and about Soviet-style children's poetry inspired by Victor Yanukovych.
Craig Butler, blogging at Bahama Pundit, would like to think that the Bahamas is “the best little country in the world…but then the reality sets in and I have to check myself.”
Tina writes meditatively about a“Cynara that exists within us”. She is referring to the poem Non Sum Qualis Eram Bonae Sub Regno Cynarae by Ernest Dowson. Last night, ah, yesternight, betwixt her lips and mine There fell thy shadow, Cynara! thy breath was shed Upon my soul between the kisses...
The September 7 Moroccan legislative elections brought surprising results...and surprisingly low voter turnout. What do Moroccan bloggers think about the winning party? Jillian York has the story.
We have a world of contrasts in Bahrain this week. The summer vacation is over, which makes some bloggers happy, and others miserable. Religious scholars – respect or despise them? One blogger compares blogs in the USA and in the Arab world. And our star post this week is a description of how to detox, Bahrain-style…