· October, 2010

Stories about Education from October, 2010

Venezuela: University Students Protest Budget Cuts

  15 October 2010

University students protested budget cuts in Caracas on October 14. Alejandro Tarrae reports on his blog [es] that he saw hundreds of Police and National Guard troops; he realized why so many security forces where in place when he later saw the multitude of students and professors protesting on the...

Brazil: media silent on handouts from state education departments

  15 October 2010

Conceição Lemes at Vi O Mundo [pt] has posted a lengthy interview with web researcher NaMaria News [pt], in which it has been claimed that some of Brazil's major media groups have received substantial funding from São Paulo state's Education Department and the country's Education Development Foundation.

Cuba: Violence in Schools

  14 October 2010

“Although the official media do not report it, through word of mouth from independent journalists, alarming cases of school violence have come to light”: Iván's File Cabinet reports.

Malaysia: Should schools abolish examinations?

  12 October 2010

The Malaysian government plans to revamp school examinations and replace them with a school-based assessment system. Bloggers and tweeps debate on the introduction of a new syllabus to replace the current exam-oriented system

Armenia: Abuse in Yerevan school

  11 October 2010

Following the posting of video evidence of hazing in the army, Unzipped posts and comments on a video showing physical and verbal abuse in a local school. The blog, however, notes that the video was uploaded months earlier and is only now being slowly spread through Facebook. Nevertheless, it has...

Laos: Room to Read project

  10 October 2010

Christina Xu writes about the Room to Read project in Laos and tackles the schooling and learning conditions in the country.

Puerto Rico: A Blog on Gender Discrimination in Law Schools

  9 October 2010

Environmentalist lawyer, law professor at the University of Puerto Rico, and blogger Erika Fontánez examines the possibility of opening a blog [ES] to discuss gender discrimination against female law professors in law schools: “Maybe its time to openly talk about what it means to be a female law professor.”

China: Education expense

  6 October 2010

How much money Shenzhen parents are willing to spend on their child´s education? Maryannodonnell shares some interesting stories she overheard with her readers.

Argentina: Students from Buenos Aires Protest Education

  5 October 2010

Michael Chanan from Putney Debater shares a video (with English subtitles) of last month's student occupation of secondary schools in Buenos Aires and their protests outside the Ministry of Education: “Students […] have taken to the streets in protest against the appalling conditions to be found in many of the...

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