Stories about Education from June, 2010
Guyana: Rodney's Anniversary
Repeating Islands notes that this Sunday “will mark the 30th anniversary of the 1980 assassination of Water Rodney, who was killed by a bomb in the middle of Georgetown, Guyana.”
South Korea:Tablo, A Rapper and the Obsession With Good Degrees
Tablo, South Korea's hip hop celebrity has been questioned by netizens regarding his Stanford degree. Some bloggers point out that the fuss about pop star's education background reflects Korean society's obsession with good degrees from prestigious schools.
Russia: Apple at Moscow Schools
Svetlana Gladkova of Profy.com reports that “at least a quarter of the new Moscow schools to be opened this fall for school children will be equipped with Mac computers, including MacBook laptops and Mac Mini desktops.”
Sao Tome & Principe: More Children Accessing Technology
STeP UP OLPC, a digital inclusion project in São Tomé & Príncipe aiming to revolutionize how children learn through the use of technology, is now a step closer to their goal which is to gather 500 XO laptops for São João School. Beth Santos – the mentor of the project...
Haiti: Grass Roots
“Mainstream media sources in the United States have rarely mentioned this type of local organizing initiated by activists and every day Haitians”: Tande blogs about a few grassroots organisations doing important work in Haiti.
Mozambique: Photos from a Literacy Project
Blog Encounters presents a collection of photos from portuguese artist Margarida Botelho, featuring a literacy project she implemented in Mozambique based on the idea that “If we can learn how to convey our life story in a book with words and illustrations perhaps we can further our awareness of whom...
China: University entrance examinations begin
National day of performance anxiety as high school graduates from across the country sat down today to take China's infamous higher education entrance exam. Sina blogs is featuring photos of rain in Hubei, giant Silence signs in Yunnan, and scores of anxious parents in Beijing.
Malaysia: Student politics
ARTiculations from Malaysia is disappointed that student leaders are not protesting the law which prohibits students from supporting political parties.
Bangladesh: Desiring a Shantiniketan
Can Bangladesh copy the vision of the great poet Rabindranath Tagore and set up a Shantiniketan in the country? Badrud Doza, on his blog An Ordinary Citizen, writes that instead of trying to do so, the government should focus its energies on the betterment of the existing universities of Bangladesh.
Trinidad & Tobago: About those Laptops…
The recently elected government of Trinidad and Tobago has promised free laptops for children about to enter secondary school; KnowTnT.com has a better idea: “Schools. Infrastructure that supports broadband internet access – not just in urbanized areas but throughout the nation. Subsidize it.”
Hong Kong: Goddess of Democracy denied entry
Today is the 21st anniversary of the June 4 Massacre in Beijing Tiananmen and the Hong Kong public will continue their annual candle night vigil tonight. However, the preparation process hasn't been very smooth so far. And this year, the conflict point is around the Goddess of Democracy. First of...
Hong Kong: Statue of the Goddess of Democracy prohibited in university campus
Damon from interlocals posted a statement by student organizations in the Chinese University of Hong Kong condemning the school authority for banning the June 4th exhibition of the Statue of the Goddess of Democracy in the school campus.
India: Adolescent Love, Parents and Society
Ram Bansal at India In Peril criticizes Indian parents, especially those who are in rural areas, of failing in their duties to guide their children on the issues of adolescent love.
Mexico: 6 Million Illiterate Adults
Responding to an article from CNN México [es], Ximena Vega [es] on the blog Vivir México [es] says the problem with the staggering figures of illiteracy among Mexican adults (6 million) and the other educational problems the country is facing all stem from one root cause: poverty.
Rwanda: Signs of hope
A Kiva Fellow in Rwanda, Claude Mansell, sees signs of hope in Rwanda.