Posts Tagged ‘education

27
Oct
09

Khadija’s story on being a student in a war zone

khadijaI am Khadija Ali from Rawalpindi, Pakistan. I am 20 years old, a law student, living in a conflicted country since 2001. Although we have to some extent gotten accustomed to the suicide bombing in our country, the recent attack in Islamic International University has depressed the youth of this country on a completely different level. Continue reading ‘Khadija’s story on being a student in a war zone’

16
Oct
09

On air / TV: Are we over-educated?

school 1 Here’s the list of the kids taking part, and a seperate post where you can leave questions for them.

All week long the BBC’s Hunger to Learn series has heard about the extraordinary efforts that children make to get to school. Continue reading ‘On air / TV: Are we over-educated?’

16
Oct
09

What would you ask this group of kids?

On today’s TV show, we’ll be joined by Nathan, Anita and Jordan in London, Jamu in Nairobi, Jahanara in Delhi, and Zeyki in Berlin. They’re all teenagers and still at school. We’re going to start off by talking about if it’s possible to over-educate kids, but you can ask them about any part of their experience at school. If you post your qs here and Krupa will read some of them on air.

05
Aug
09

Free education ; the answer for the world’s poorest people ?

india edThe Indian Parliament has approved a bill that seeks to guarantee free and compulsory education for all children aged between six and 14. The Bill brings to reality the provision for everyone’s right to education included in the Indian Constitution.

But does free education necessarily translate into quality education for everyone?
Continue reading ‘Free education ; the answer for the world’s poorest people ?’

03
Aug
09

On air: Are graduates entitled to a job?

The case of Trina Thompson is making waves around the blogosphere at the moment.

University graduates Trina graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Monroe College in New York in April. A full three months later, Trina says she hasn’t been able to get a job and so she is suing the college for the $70,000 she spent in tuition fees.
Continue reading ‘On air: Are graduates entitled to a job?’

03
Dec
08

On air from Cornwall: Do girls and boys learn better apart?

So here we go with three live shows from Cornwall in the south-west of England. We’re starting at Truro High School for Girls, where we’ll be in one of the boarding house common rooms. (And let me declare an interest. I went to Truro School across the way, which was for boys when I started and co-ed by the time I left.) So where does same sex education fit in to our vision of our to bring up our children? Are they better together or apart? Here are stories to suggest this debate is far from over… Continue reading ‘On air from Cornwall: Do girls and boys learn better apart?’

12
Sep
08

Faith schools: good or bad?

Britain’s first government-funded Hindu school opens this coming Monday, and encouraging “faith schools” has been a key part of recent UK education policy. But does religion have any place in education? Do faith schools help to create successful schools, with strong, vibrant identities? Shouldn’t parents be able to choose from a wide range of schools? Or do faith schools divide communities – and should education be purely secular?




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