Education

20.12.2015

South Africa: who is putting public school teaching jobs up for sale?

South Africa:  who is putting public school teaching jobs up for sale?

Once again time there are rumours that suggest certain teachers belonging to a particular union are selling teaching posts in public schools. Earlier when such rumours were spread the South African Democratic Teachers Union was the first to deny the allegations,  stating point blank that its members were not involved in such practices. »

21.11.2015

Miracles to order in South Africa churches

Miracles to order in South Africa churches

Johannesburg – The ‘business of God’ is not operating properly in South Africa these days, particularly on the side of the so called ”charismatic churches”, though the other religions are also on line for investigation by the Commission For Rights of Cultural, Religion and Linguistics (CRL). The charismatic churches in the… »

12.11.2015

Local languages vital for China’s resilience

Local languages vital for China’s resilience

HK Magazine reporter Adrienne Chum penned an article titled: So You Think You Know Cantonese? in the October 14 issue this year, which tells of translator and etymologist Dr. Chapman Chen’s book, A Comprehensive Dictionary of Orthodox Cantonese Characters and Phrases. The book explores the history of Cantonese in use today,… »

30.10.2015

Andrea Novotny presents a book about learning for nonviolence

Andrea Novotny presents a book about learning for nonviolence

“Preparing the path for the new times, a humanist regard for learning” is a book written by Andrea Novotny, Kity Goyena and Sabrina Di Tomaso which was presented in the Simon Bolivar Andina University on the 28th of October as part of the month of peace and nonviolence in Quito,… »

08.10.2015

Militarization of children in the Czech Republic

Militarization of children in the Czech Republic

In the Czech Republic soldiers have reportedly started touring elementary schools nationwide in an effort to introduce students to military life. Children from the age of 10 are being familiarized with and encouraged to play with machine guns. These terrifying images bring memories of totalitarian regimes, in which education about… »

19.09.2015

Nepal – fresh activities of the Humanist Movement

Nepal – fresh activities of the Humanist Movement

A women’s Humanist Movement group has been formed in Panauti, Nepal, that has launched a 19-point concept paper that is still under development, though the committee has already been set up. They are now organizing monthly meetings and will detail an action based on each concept or issue in the… »

29.08.2015

Myanmar: Crackdown and exclusion of students’ education rights

Myanmar: Crackdown and exclusion of students’ education rights

Before the riot police’s crackdown on the student protesters marching some 500 kilometers from Mandalay to Yangon on 20 January 2015, their demands were very clear: the democratization of Burma’s education system. When the government announced the National Education Draft Law in March 2014, it did not contain the demands… »

22.08.2015

Cyprus: the Roma, standing for what they are!

Cyprus: the Roma, standing for what they are!

Interview with Ms. Chryso Pelekani, Special Scientist, Ph.D candidate   University of Cyprus pelekani.chryso@ucy.ac.cy   Dear Chryso, please tell us where and when were you born? I was born in 1980 and I was raised in Limassol, Cyprus.   Where did you grew up, in which neighborhood, the political… »

19.08.2015

India: national essay competition for schools

India: national essay competition for schools

I need your help!I am delighted to inform you that as a member of World Center for Humanist Studies, I am associated with organizing a National Essay Competition for schools.The objective is to sensitize young minds that to build a better society we need to understand violence. Anything that hurts… »

24.06.2015

Comforting a Baby is Violent

Comforting a Baby is Violent

In an article I wrote a year ago, the following words appeared: ‘If a child is crying and you comfort them, you will (presumably unintentionally) scare them out of feeling their sadness when, in fact, their crying is a functional response to something not working out as the child wanted… »

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