· October, 2008

Stories about Education from October, 2008

Hong Kong: Teaching English

  16 October 2008

Joyce's lau blogs her brother's experience in teaching English in Hong Kong and finds out “this is why Hong Kong English levels are declining“.

Uruguay: Free Virtual Library of More than 1500 Books

  14 October 2008

The government of Uruguay received a donation from the government of Spain of a virtual library containing nearly 1500 titles. Any citizen can take a blank CD into their local departmental office and can receive a burned copy of the e-books. Tan Conectados [es] is looking for a complete online...

Peru: Update on OLPC Project

  13 October 2008

Christoph Derndorfer of OLPC News provides the latest update straight from the mouth of President Alan Garcia regarding the One Laptop Per Child project in Peru.

Bahrain: The pleasures and perils of studying abroad

  11 October 2008

Although Bahrain has a number of universities, both government and private, many Bahrainis have the opportunity to go abroad to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate studies, often by means of scholarships. One of the first problems they face is that few people know where Bahrain is. In this post we hear about the experiences of three bloggers who have just gone abroad for higher studies, to Japan, Britain and the United States, and a fourth blogger who has been studying in India for some time.

Honduras: One Man's Struggle to Get out of Debt

  10 October 2008

La Gringa points us out to English language blog “I owe so much”, where one man writes in English about his experience trying to get out of credit card debt in Honduras. He writes bluntly and honestly about how much he owes and how he got to that amount, how...

Jamaica: Complicity

  7 October 2008

“How did we get here? Where have these savages come from? Where is the Jamaica we once knew?”: Kadene Porter at Abeng News Magazine not only has the answers, she has a few solutions.

South Korea: School Violence

  7 October 2008

Korean Beat translated two survey news reports concerning school violence in South Korea: 80% Jump in school violence and parents survey on school violence.

Japan: Children and mobile phones

  7 October 2008

A Japanese parent blogs about their daughter's experience getting her first mobile phone [ja], and the problems involved: the dangers of dating and porn sites, misunderstandings in communication, and constant interruptions during study time. The blogger relates the social distance created by these phones to the shift from traditional sushi...

Chile: Students produce bullying awareness short

  4 October 2008

Chilean High School students produce a short film titled "Bullying" to share their perspective on teen suicide and it's probable causes. The short uses body language and facial expressions as the principal means of getting their message accross, spanning language barriers and making it possible for anyone to understand their short.

Cameroonian Female Bloggers on the Go

  4 October 2008

"From education through health, fashion, art and culture to women’s empowerment, Cameroonian women are telling the stories of their lives on the web," writes our new author, the Dakar-based Cameroonian journalist George Esunge Fominyen.

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