Flat Stanley Connects School Children from Uruguay and the USA


Susan Dana, a Spanish teacher at Cape Elizabeth Middle School, in Maine, USA, and Ana Rodriguez, a fourth-grade teacher in Pan de Azucar, a small town in Uruguay, are current participants in a cultural exchange program for teachers, an initiative funded by the US State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Rodriguez will spend […]

Change in Liberia’s Education Policy For Postwar Generation


“The future generations will be hesitant to forgive us if we did allow the lack of education to be as prevalent as it is today,” says Pianapue Kept Early. Urgent calls for Liberia to improve its education policy for all Liberian children were declared recently by prominent individuals and advocacy groups. According to reports, the […]

Visually Impaired Students Fight Discrimination in Malawi


An Islamic school for visually impaired Muslim children was founded in the southern African country of Malawi. Despite ongoing reports of discrimination towards the disabled, the school enrolls visually handicapped children between 9 – 21 years of age. The Ahlul Bayt News Agency recently quoted Ibrahim Amin, the founder of An-Noor Madrassah for the Blind, […]

Malawi Discusses Compulsory Education Plan


During this year’s Day of the African Child observance, Malawi Human Rights (NHRC) Commissioner Rodgers Newa noted the urgency and significance the passage of the country’s Compulsory Education Bill would have for the future of Malawi. The Commission (NHRC) has strongly requested that the government would proceed with the quick passage of the Bill by […]

Muslim-Filipina Teachers Requested to Remove Face Veils in Schools

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A directive from the Department of Education in the Philippines was given earlier in July for female Muslim teachers to take off their face veils in class. While the directive was initially labeled an “order,” Education Secretary Armin Luistro has stated that this is not a mandate but a “request.” The guidelines, mainly intended for […]

Ghana’s Female Educators Encouraged to Serve as Role Models

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During a conference titled “Education for Development- The Role of Female Teachers,” retired educator Mrs. Agnes Atagabe attributed the fall in Ghana’s standards of education to poor teaching and learning materials, weak infrastructure, and the inability of administrators to effectively monitor and supervise teaching in schools. Mrs. Atagabe believes that the only way to bring […]

India’s Schools Strive for Universal Computer Technology Teaching


The Indian government now believes that providing tablets for all of its children, both rich and poor, will greatly improve educational standards throughout the country. Currently, the Indian government is trying to provide 220 million young students with a tablet, as well as increase the amount of IT learned in schools. The goal now seems […]

Teacher Development Becomes a High Priority at Pan-African Conference

African Descent Teacher in Kindergarten School

The Pan-African Conference on Teacher Development (PACTED III) held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, discussed the status, training initiatives, and opportunities for teacher development in Africa. Held from July 16-17th, officials from 18 countries and representatives of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa, the African Development Bank, UNESCO, UNICEF, and civil society organizations […]

Malaysian Education Blueprint Faces Challenge by Opposition


The proposed Malaysian Education Blueprint 2013-2025 was met with protests recently from 1,100 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) represented by 2,000 members of various Chinese associations. The protest was organized by the United Chinese School Committee’s Association of Malaysia (Dong Zong). Protesters, gathered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, claim that the education plan lowers the status of vernacular […]

Indonesian Children Lack Access to Early Childhood Education


The Indonesian government has reported that only 37.8% of the nation’s children under age six have access to early childhood education programs. The government faces a tough challenge if it wishes to meet its goal of increasing that access to 72% by 2014. Though preschool education is not mandatory in Indonesia, experts note that it […]