Education

27 May 2005
Petty Corruption on a Grand Scale
Corruption in the education sector in Kazakhstan is open, rampant, and seemingly inescapable. Can anything be done? [Also in Russian]
By Gulnar Adambai
 
Dolce Vita, by Normunds Braslins
19 May 2005
The Changing Face of AIDS
Young Latvian women are four times more likely to get HIV than men are. Why? [Also in Russian]
By Daina Stukuls Eglitis and Jolanta Cihanovica
 
19 May 2005
Time to Raise a Debate
In this op-ed originally published in Dnevni avaz, the head of the OSCE mission to Bosnia calls on the people of BiH to take responsibility for improving their education system – not to wait for the international community to do it.
By Douglas Davidson
 
16 May 2005
A History in Dispute
Most agree too little is taught about World War II in Russian classrooms. But should more patriotism be put back into the Great Patriotic War? Also in Russian.
By Sergei Borisov
 
16 May 2005
A Testing Time
Hungary's new secondary and higher education exam system premieres with a spectacular cheating scandal. Also in Russian.
By Judit Szakacs
 
11 May 2005
A Partisan Reality Show
The greatest challenge to Lukashenka’s almost Stalinist version of World War II may lie in simply representing Belarusians as ordinary people desperate for peace.
By Vitali Silitski
 
2 May 2005
Graveside Manner
Do trainee doctors in Hungary take body parts back to their dorms for a spot of extracurricular study?
By Judit Szakacs
 
26 April 2005
Far From Pristine
Students, professors, and the education ministry are fed up with the administration at Pristina University. So why isn’t anything changing? [Also in Russian]
By Alma Lama
 
21 April 2005
A Season of Change
Poland’s new school-leaving exam is being met with heavy criticism – and hopes that it will lead to “galactic change” in Polish education. [Also in Russian]
By Wojciech Kosc
 
20 April 2005
A Drag on Reforms
National testing for university admission is provoking controversy. From Eurasianet.
By Giorgi Kandelaki
 

TOL's education section is sponsored by the Open Society Institute with the contribution of the Education Support Program (ESP). The ESP aims to facilitate change in education and national policy development in line with the Soros foundation network's mission of promoting open society.

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