· January, 2011

Stories about Education from January, 2011

India: Women Empowerment and Videoblogging

  18 January 2011

Women Aloud Videoblogging for Empowerment (WAVE) is a platform and program aiming to get women from semi-urban areas of India to voice their opinions on topics that matter to them through online video tools.

Venezuela: Discussing a New University Law

  17 January 2011

Venezuelan public and student opinion is divided once again in the face of a new University Law. The reactions and results have been intense, complex and unexpected; citizen media users have reflected several of the turns the discussion has taken.

Brunei: Online bookstore

  14 January 2011

NollyBook.com is an online bookstore based in Brunei Darussalam. It sells books in both English and Bahasa Malayu languages.

Taiwan: Responses to “Chinese mothers” article

  13 January 2011

An article in the Wall Street Journal by Amy Chua about the parenting practices of “Chinese mothers” provoked many strong reactions. Taiwan bloggers Taiwan-Born American and shu flies responded to the article by writing about their own experiences as Taiwanese-Americans.

Puerto Rico: More Students Arrested

  12 January 2011

The student blog Desde Adentro [es] informs that eight students of the University of Puerto Rico were arrested today for distributing fliers and leaflets in the classrooms. Students of the UPR are on strike.

Malaysia: Critique of history syllabus

  11 January 2011

Dr Geoff Wade discusses the changing history syllabus in Malaysian schools. The author notes that ‘half of the country disappeared’ in the history syllabus focusing on Malays.

Brazil: The Second Sex

  10 January 2011

Niara de Oliveira, at her blog Pimenta com Limão [Pepper with Lemon, pt], honors the memory of the French feminist Simone de Beauvoir, born on January 9, 1908. Niara also shares links to download one of Beauvoir's most famous books, “The Second Sex”.

Puerto Rico: School Away from School

  9 January 2011

Poder, Espacio y Ambiente [es] informs about the initiative “Universidad sin paredes” (University without Walls), that aims to offer classes outside the physical space of the University of Puerto Rico, where students are on strike.

Featured Translator: Sarah Standish

Sarah Standish is a young American teacher and blogger with a mission. In addition to teaching Arabic to high school students in the US, the Arabic Lingua member hopes to bridge the gap between the East and West and create more understanding of the Arab way of life and thinking. Shams Ahmad interviews her in this post.

Guyana: More Than Abstinence

  6 January 2011

“The sooner we recognize that our teens are having sex, the sooner we can start acting like conscientious parents”: The Guyana Groove thinks that “where abstinence alone teaching has failed…learning about sexuality from parents is the answer.”

First Chinese sex-negative website launched

  6 January 2011

Jing Gao from the Ministry of Tufu reports on the launching of a non-governmental website haongo.com which campaigns against eroticism as well as extramarital sex, homosexuality and masturbation.

Puerto Rico: Students Use Social Media

  3 January 2011

The Committee of Student Representatives (CRE in Spanish) used social media networks to transmit their message in favor of having a dialogue to end the student strike at the University of Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico: In 102 words

  2 January 2011

Students of the University of Puerto Rico have launched the blog 102 Palabras [es] (102 Words) where they narrate the everyday difficulties they will confront to be able to afford the $800 fee imposed by the administration.

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