Stories about Education from July, 2010
Diaspora and Development in the Francophone World
The diaspora of the developing countries worldwide is often mentioned as a potential driving factor for poverty reduction and the francophone region is no exception. Still, the suggested policies involving the diaspora are not without challenges and require more avenues for discussion between all development actors
Puerto Rico: On Probation
Repeating Islands republishes an article which examines the recent University of Puerto Rico students’ strike “and points to pressure on the University to make its procedures clear and its budget available to the public.”
Philippines: Bloggers’ Views on Sex Education
This school year, the Philippine government is implementing a United Nations-backed sex education program in public schools for children and teenagers even as the Catholic Church has expressed strong opposition to the program. Bloggers comment on the issue.
China: ‘Fraud cop’ accuses IT bigwig, legal action threatened
Well-known for his crusades against academic and scientific fraud, Fang Zhouzi's newest target is former Microsoft China president Jun Tang (pictured). Do his accusations hold up and, even if so, as many feel, has he gone too far?
Sierra Leone: Sex and STD Awareness through Video
In Sierra Leone, Vickie Remoe hosts and produces a magazine style show that covers a variety of topics: from undiscovered musical geniuses, to a day in the life of different tradespeople, sports and in a recent installment, Sex and STD education among college students.
Puerto Rico: After the Protests
Repeating Islands and Gil the Jenius comment on the fallout surrounding recent protests in Puerto Rico.
Japan: Decline of Students Studying in the U.S. and Overseas
Despite the increasing number of people studying abroad via study abroad programs, the overall rate of Japanese college students studying abroad seems to be decreasing across the board — even accounting for Japan's declining birthrate. What is the cause of this remarkable decline?
Togo: Women and Adolescents Embrace Technology for Development
On June 17th, the third panafrican conference on best practices in ICT in francophone Africa opened in Ouagadougou. The Togolese blogosphere is embracing the potential of information technology for development, especially women and young people.
Puerto Rico: Clash at the Capitol
Repeating Islands republishes a mainstream media report about “the disturbances at Puerto Rico’s Capitol yesterday.”
Malaysia: Education Ministry Plans To Scrap Two Exams
The Education Ministry of Malaysia announced the possibility of scrapping two public school examinations to improve the country's school system. Bloggers debate whether this proposed reform would benefit the students
Puerto Rico: Student strike is over after 60 days
It has been described as a historic victory. In national student assembly, thousands of students of the state-run University of Puerto Rico (UPR) ratified the agreements reached between the students' National Negotiating Committee (NNC) and the university's administration ending a strike that lasted over 60 days and paralyzed ten of the 11 campuses of the UPR.
Jordan: Made in Israel
Seeing Israel-made products continues to raise alarm across Arab countries. Osama Al Romoh from Jordan expresses his shock (Ar) when he learns that a leading university is offering students graduation robes wrapped in Israel-made bags.