· September, 2010

Stories about Education from September, 2010

Haiti: Protest Today

  13 September 2010

Wadner Pierre reports that residents of several Haitian tent cities were scheduled to demonstrate this morning, calling for decent housing and the right to education.

Guatemala: Children's Organization Los Patojos Celebrates IV Anniversary

  11 September 2010

Rafael Romero blogs [es] commemorating the 4th anniversary of organization Los Patojos, “an educational program […] [that] promotes popular education in social values, culture of peace, art and critical thinking in order to improve the quality of life of all the members of this program.” Los Patojos also keeps a...

South Korea: Daughter's Hire Sparks Public Outrage

  10 September 2010

It is disturbing but universal fact of life. People from the priviledged class get a fancy job easily. In South Korea, a recent hiring of the Foreign Minister’s daughter into the ministry has made front pages for several consecutive days, promting public anger.

China: Afterthoughts following the New Zealand earthquake

  8 September 2010

News of the lack of direct casualties and minimal damage done in New Zealand's earthquake this past week has provoked widespread discussion over how far China has come since the devastating earthquake in Sichuan province more than two years ago.

Malawi: Literacy beyond reading and writing

  8 September 2010

Steve Sharra's analysis of literacy in the context of Malawi”: “Obviously a basic meaning of “literacy” starts out as learning how to read and write, and in Malawian discourse, the type of literacy most commonly heard on the street and across the airwaves is “Adult Literacy”…”

Jamaica: Policy for Parents

  8 September 2010

“School has reopened so it’s high season for parent-bashing”: Long Bench republishes his response to the latest version of Jamaica's National Parenting Policy.

Liberia: Peace Education in Liberian Schools

  7 September 2010

Mainlehwon Ebenezer Vonhm blogs about peace education in Liberia: “After a rigorous ethnography survey on the causes of continues violence in Liberian schools and communities; CPE was able to develop proactive teaching packages for promoting the culture of peace.”

Cuba: Castro's Speech

  6 September 2010

As Fidel Castro delivers a speech to students on the steps of the University of Havana, Uncommon Sense says that the speech only mattered “because it gives the world a chance to remember and honor three real Cuban heroes: Luis Labrador, Eduardo Pérez and Michel Rodríguez.”

Guyana, Jamaica: Literary Peace Prize

  6 September 2010

The Signifyin’ Woman, upon learning that Marlon James’ ‘The Book of Night Women’ is listed as a finalist for the 2010 Dayton Literary Peace Prize, asks: “Can there be such a thing as a book worthy of being prized for promoting peace? Better yet, can a work of fiction be...

Chile: Police Reportedly Use Rubber Bullets in Student Protest

  2 September 2010

Natalia Muñoz reports [es] that during a peaceful student protest in the University of Chile, police used tear gas, water cannons and rubber bullets. Students from the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism have been on strike since last Thursday, protesting against “the privatization agenda of the Ministry of Education.”

Russia: Beslan 6 Years On

RuNet Echo  2 September 2010

Marina Litvinovich (LJ user abstract2001) reports (RUS) from Beslan on the sixth anniversary of the 2004 school hostage crisis, posting photos of the school building back in 2004 and now, and of the commemoration held there in the evening of Sept. 1. “The town is also empty,” she writes. “School...

Serbia: “Better on Facebook Than in the Streets”

  1 September 2010

The new school year in Serbia is about to start, and local newspapers are filled with techno anti-utopian articles on the bad effects of the Internet and social networks. A survey on the use of Facebook by the youth in Serbia has been published recently, too, however, and its results suggest that things aren't really that bad.