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World Policy Journal (2014) 31 (1): 70–80.
Published: 01 March 2014
... and served as a model of what was possible in education on the continent. the top 5 percent of the nation’s sixth graders know more about mathematics than 20 percent of the country’s teachers. Sadly, the military overthrow of Nkrumah in 1966 led to ongoing instability in the country, which...
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World Policy Journal (2005) 22 (2): 87–93.
Published: 01 June 2005
... intolerance and jihad The Hidden Roots of Wahhabism in British India 87 while in Arabia is untenable. The reality is Kurani— the teacher who taught Hadith to that he had already accepted the basic tenets Shah Waliullah and introduced him to the of Wahhabism long before...
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World Policy Journal (2011) 28 (4): 20–33.
Published: 01 December 2011
... of study, they begin to sing, and their evening always ends with the song “Missionary in China.” Recently, one of the teachers tasked with supervising him on weekends called and begged him to stop trying to attend weekend services. “She said she had to leave her children every weekend just to supervise...
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World Policy Journal (2011) 28 (2): 41–48.
Published: 01 June 2011
... of the children of wealthy families. The only exceptions to this homogeneity are the children of the school’s middle-class Ecuadorian teachers, who receive a fraction of the already-modest wages paid to the few foreign teachers, but who get the benefit of sending their children to the school for free...
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World Policy Journal (2014) 31 (2): 81–89.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Sabrina Natasha Premji Unlike many informal day cares in the slums of sub-Saharan Africa, the day care at New Delhi’s Mobile Crèches is well-structured, divided between activities, such as singing, storytelling, meals, and nap times—an indication of the importance placed on well-trained teachers...
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World Policy Journal (2012) 29 (1): 22–32.
Published: 01 March 2012
... with German opposition to Turkey joining the European Union. Or maybe there’s a financial incentive. After all, the course and exam fee cost the equivalent of €670 ($875). Koyun sits next to him and looks upset. Her teacher has told her she’d be moving to another class. Koyun wonders if this was because...
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World Policy Journal (2012) 29 (4): 39–45.
Published: 01 December 2012
... commerce and politics in most countries—has found a toehold throughout Africa. English boasts cultural resources (literature, media, films, advertising, and music) that are attractive to people all over the world, especially youths. Ramatoulaye Ndiaga, an English teacher in Senegal, underscores...
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World Policy Journal (2013) 30 (1): 95–103.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., or $2,000. At the same time, her violin teacher’s daughter, who plays in a French orchestra, earns four times as much. Eventually, Olja hopes she, her parents, and her brother will be able to move to France together, though this will prove difficult. Her brother, like all young men, is required to serve...
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World Policy Journal (2001) 18 (2): 55–64.
Published: 01 June 2001
... of the current building in 1881. ter, the headmaster looked smart in a sport In the 1930s— again, despite the horren­ coat and tie as he chatted animatedly with dous upheavals visited upon Anatolian young, bright-eyed teachers. At around Greeks in the wake of the Greco-Turkish eleven o’clock, I heard...
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World Policy Journal (2000) 17 (3): 61–70.
Published: 01 September 2000
... the first tour of the zone. On the borhood they passed through. Come night­ street, the novices learn from the veterans, fall, the patrolman explained to the rookie and what they learn depends on the teacher; that it wasn’t just a matter of working the and in fact a novice can have several guides...
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World Policy Journal (2002) 18 (4): 79–89.
Published: 01 December 2002
... and scientists, health Yet the experiment also carries risks. workers and public servants, managers and Wherever the United States acts, or is per­ teachers become part of a global vanguard. ceived to be acting, as a hegemonic power, Flence the uproar among U.S. educators. the perception alone can...
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World Policy Journal (2014) 31 (3): 65–74.
Published: 01 September 2014
... and parapets, spells centuries of self-defense against desert raiders. Resentment bristles in conversations with Songhay-speaking residents in Timbuktu. “I won’t have any Arabs in my house,” says local tailor Harbey. “If you see a Tuareg,” adds teacher Abdramane, “you see a vagabond.” By contrast...
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World Policy Journal (2018) 35 (2): 58–62.
Published: 01 June 2018
... first mass school shooting when two teenagers at a high school in Columbine, Colorado, killed 12 of their fellow students and one teacher. The nearly two decades between then and the recent mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida, have seen dozens of school shooters adopt common tactics to capture...
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World Policy Journal (2016) 33 (4): 18–22.
Published: 01 December 2016
.... As the women’s detention showed, taking too aggressive a stand can land someone in jail—even when the cause they’re working for is one the government claims to support. My Chinese-language teachers and, later, colleagues in academia were often quick to point out that women’s rights had improved under...
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World Policy Journal (2016) 33 (3): 45–50.
Published: 01 September 2016
...) as “International Yoga Day,” and renamed Teachers’ Day “Guru Utsav”—literally “Festival of the Guru,” a name with strong Hindu connotations. Teachers and students are expected to celebrate this festival with a religious fervor unknown to previous generations of Indians. Since Modi came to power, the BJP...
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World Policy Journal (2004) 21 (3): 73–78.
Published: 01 September 2004
... teachers are Hiv-positive. Up to half of as many people die from AIDS each day as Malawi’s healthcare workers are expected to died in the attacks on September 11, and die of AIDS by 2020, and the disease is ex­ the disease has killed more people than all pected to kill similar numbers of civil ser­...
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World Policy Journal (2011) 28 (4): 34–41.
Published: 01 December 2011
... the Catholic Church in Nicaragua reveals a cultural transformation that is accelerating in the southern cone and floundering in Central America. In May, the Nicaraguan government released its first “Teacher’s Guide for Sexual Education.” The document had been long in the making and was intended...
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World Policy Journal (2016) 33 (4): 48–54.
Published: 01 December 2016
... further alienated the region’s Malay Muslims who make up 85 percent of the population. Like many villages in this region, Ismail’s community is under constant surveillance by the Thai military. “They come to school, and the teacher has to stop; they walk around and interrupt the students’ studies...
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World Policy Journal (2014) 31 (3): 108–115.
Published: 01 September 2014
.... Now, however, exchange rate differentials between the U.S. dollar and the South African rand have paved a path for arbitrage. Many seventeen-year-olds had to drop out of school because their parents could not afford fees or due to the exodus of qualified teachers. Now they buy cars or expensive...
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World Policy Journal (2006) 22 (4): 77–86.
Published: 01 December 2006
.... Ziplock bags of bullet shells and knives “On the twentieth of June, three young are laid out on a table, behind which sit Muslim religious teachers in Pattani were several high-ranking police and army offi­ shot dead in a house while saying afternoon cials. The previous evening, the police sta­...