Education News from NY Times

In Textbook Fight, Japan Leaders Seek to Recast History

Sat, 12/28/2013 - 12:59pm
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government has begun to pursue a more openly nationalist agenda on an issue that critics fear will push the country further from its postwar pacifism.
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Prominent Scholars, Citing Importance of Academic Freedom, Denounce Israeli Boycott

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 10:55pm
A recent vote by the American Studies Association to boycott Israeli academic institutions has led some leaders to issue condemnations that emphasize the importance of academic freedom.

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The Saturday Profile: Holocaust History, as Told by a Survivor

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 9:02pm
Laszlo Schwartz, once mostly silent about his harrowing childhood as a prisoner of the Nazis, now spends much of his time telling his story in German classrooms.
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On Religion: Mission Schools Opened World to Africans, but Left an Ambiguous Legacy

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 2:35pm
The potentially subversive nature of Christianity’s teachings found expression in the education of a generation of rebels against apartheid.

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