Slavery Education Students

American Students and the Distorted Truth About Slavery

American history cannot be studied unless it is studied with all it entails, even parts people would much rather not remember. Regardless of how dark our history is, we cannot mold it into a version that is more pleasant for the ears. Slavery was real and it deserves to be studied and understood properly. American students learn a version of slavery that is considered the sanitized version. They are not given all the necessary information about what really happened in the past of their country.
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Student Protesters Protest Philippines

Student Protesters: You are Only Hurting Yourselves

Students getting involved in politics isn’t news in the Philippines. Student protesters, who call themselves activists, allegedly fighting for the rights of their fellow men and standing for those who do not have a voice – at least that is what they say they do. Add to that their self-given right to roast politicians they invited to symposiums not intended as such. They celebrate their ability to make others believe that they are smart enough to criticise someone older or with more experience to the point of public embarrassment. And then they call themselves “educated.” Are they, really?
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Professional Education Phillipines

The Corruption of Professional Education in the Philippines

How much are you willing to spend to earn your professional title? The normal answer would be: it depends. We know, as professionals, we do not have much choice, do we? But especially in the Philippines, the corruption of professional education is worrying.
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E-Learning

Is E-Learning a Threat to African Culture?

Technology has taken over most sectors of our society today, one of them being modern education. To most, E-Learning is still a mystery, but actually, it is quite easy to comprehend. Basically, E-Learning is the use of electronic technologies to deliver educational curriculum outside the usual classroom set up. Computers and the internet are the main platforms for E-Learning. It has been an uphill battle incorporating this kind of technology into African society with many critics arguing that it lacks the human element required in learning and it might erode African culture.
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Programming Children

Programming: Why Children Should Learn Coding

The digital revolution is advancing with every passing year. We are at a point where technology has taken over our lives, being incorporated into everything we do, from entertainment to business. So why aren’t we getting our children in on the ground floor? Programming and computer literacy is still considerably low across the board, while jobs in the field exploded.
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Online Learning, Internet and Education

Online Learning: How the Internet Became the New Classroom

Online Learning has revolutionized modern education. Older generations still have vivid memories of their days spent in classrooms – the smell of chalk, the taste of school lunches, the sound of friends laughing on school corridors, the texture of crumpled paper, and that feeling of excitement on the first day of classes.
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africa technology internet

Internet and the Digital Age: Is Africa at Risk of Extinction?

In his words, French poet and novelist Victor Hugo said, “You can resist an army; you cannot resist an idea whose time has come.”He pointed to the fact that one of the most unfortunate things you can ever do is to resist change when it’s time to. It’s like refusing to honor a call of nature. And the consequences, would you accept them? Me neither. Now the world has moved to a new era. The era of cyberculture, internet, and computer literacy. And everyone who doesn’t adapt to this era risks isolation and extinction. Like the dinosaurs? Yes. Here is why.
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Zhagh in Balochistan, Pakistan

Zhagh: Tales of a Barbaric Custom in Balochistan

We often hear stories about successful working women and the hardships they have faced in a male-dominant society, excelling, and setting up examples for the rest. In Pakistan, women in urban areas are an indispensable part of working-class. Women work side-by-side with their male counterparts in almost every walk of life. But in the vast abandoned area of southwestern Pakistan, there lies a place which specifies women as merely slaves or victims of acrimonious rituals. The barbaric tradition called Zhagh.
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Transgenders in Pakistan

Orphaned Transgenders in Pakistan are Finally Getting a Voice

The word transgender is loosely used in Pakistan. In this nation, transgender people are referred to as individuals of the third gender. There are 500,000 estimated transgender individuals in Pakistan. The list includes eunuchs, hermaphrodites, crossdressers, and transvestites. For the better part of the last century, transgenders in Pakistan have lived in hiding. These people were never considered an equal part of the society and, even to this day, transgenders are fighting tooth and nail to receive basic human rights in this nation.
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