· January, 2009

Stories about Education from January, 2009

China: A school with 3 kids

  16 January 2009

Rob from Black and white cat translated a Xinhua feature on a school in Guangxi mountain area, in which there is only 1 teacher and 3 children.

Guyana: Speaking Up

  15 January 2009

“Last August during a Carifesta event, I witnessed what was akin to a public scolding of a young woman who dared to ask a panel of older Caribbean writers and educators why young people were not invited to be panelists for a discussion on the condition of the Caribbean. She...

Brunei: A New Education System

  14 January 2009

Brunei bloggers are debating about a new education system which is now being implemented in stages. Described as the 21st Century National Education System, the new program aims to prepare students to meet the new global challenges.

Cambodian leader's collection of doctorate degrees

  11 January 2009

The Son of the Empire comments that the numerous Honorary PhDs given to Cambodian leader Hun Sen are unnecessary: “Hun Sen doesn’t need such many fake Honorary Doctorate Degrees to be recognized as an educated and competent leader to Cambodian people if he can prove himself as a REAL Leader...

Dominica: Protecting the Children

  7 January 2009

“It is by keeping channels of communication open that we can rescue lives from being damaged before they can even bloom”: Blogging from Dominica, Caribbean Man tackles the issue of incest.

Dominica: Thinking Environmentally

  6 January 2009

“It is time for the environmentalist movement and its backers to understand that the battle for hearts and minds begins with the pocket and the stomach”: Dominica's Caribbean Man examines some of the challenges for environmentalists in the region.

Cuba: Knowledge vs. Doctrine

  5 January 2009

“We keep a wary eye out for anyone who might approach our children lecherously, but few think to maintain the same vigilance in the face of the child abuse that focuses on minds rather than bodies”: Generation Y says that “doctrine is gaining ground to the detriment of knowledge.”

Azerbaijan: Off the Air

  5 January 2009

Following the recent ban on foreign radio broadcasts in Azerbaijan, Thoughts On The Road registers its disappointment with the move. Although Radio Free Europe will now concentrate on expanding its web site, the blog says that this is no replacement for a radio station. It also wonders how Azerbaijani students...

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