Stories about Education from October, 2010
Venezuela: University Students Protest Budget Cuts
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
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
“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.
Africa: eLearning Africa Conference 2011
Kymmene Brereton writes about the eLearning Africa Conference in 2011 will focus on young adults in Africa.
Malaysia: Should schools abolish examinations?
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
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
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
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.”
Africa: Fellowship for Promotion of Indigenous African Languages
The Kasahorow Fellowship, now open for the first time to students across Africa provides a USD$500.00 award for the study, promotion and development of indigenous African languages.
China: Where Wen Jiabao's political reforms should begin
Post-secondary education and an open Internet are where one academic suggests Wen Jiabao begin political reforms, the need for which the Chinese Premier emphasized in his recent interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria.
China: Education expense
How much money Shenzhen parents are willing to spend on their child´s education? Maryannodonnell shares some interesting stories she overheard with her readers.
Vietnam: Faculty shortage
A Vietnam-based blogger writes about the faculty shortage and other problems plaguing the local universities.
Argentina: Students from Buenos Aires Protest Education
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...
Kazakhstan: A university's battle over a license
Avicenna reports on the ongoing conflict between the Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research and the Ministry of Education and Science, as the latter suspended the university's license.
Morocco: What do Moroccan and Djiboutian Education Have in Common?
Moroccan blogger Jamal Elabiad asks what education in Morocco and in Djibouti have in common.
Africa: Campaign for Female Education on Facebook
Join campaign for female education in Africa on Facebook, “because for every new member anonymous donors will donate 50 cents (up to now over 56,000 people have joined and USD 28,000 have been donated).”
Chile: Students Become Citizen Journalists in ‘Young Reporters’
Periodismo Ciudadano [es] (Citizen Journalism) writes about Jóvenes Reporteros [es] (Young Reporters), a citizen journalism site with content by and for Secondary School students in Santiago, Chile.