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Review of bigotry in many articles[edit]

Would the WikiProject Education teams, and editors consider helping remove bigoted articles (racist, sexist, etc) from wikipedia? This would be very helpful in ending racism, sexism, and other forms of bigotry that exist in Wikipedia articles and society at large. I have been blocked from editing on many occasions for simply trying to edit articles that reflect only racist, sexist tones. I now only add comments to the Talk Pages of such articles because I fear the bullies will block me again. This is no different than when dictators, etc squash free speech by blocking writers, burning books, etc, only today it happens also in the digital world and there seems to be no group protecting the free speech of non-racists, online. Thanks.

Using openly licensed text on Wikipedia articles related to education[edit]

Hi all

I've been working on getting text from openly licensed report from UNESCO publications used on Wikipedia. I think all of the work that I'm doing will be reusable by others to import text from other sources.

The first step was to create clear instructions and an easy to use template to import text which I've now done (with a lot of help).

The next step is to find ways to make it easy for people to find openly licensed text from UNESCO publications to use on Wikipedia articles and in addition find useful references within them as well.

I have created two pages on Wikiproject UNESCO, one for reusing openly licensed text and one for finding references.

I'm now trying to find ways to make it easier for people to find the open license text they are looking for from within UNESCO publications. UNESDOC is the publications database and has a search function but if anyone has any ideas or examples of how else I can help people find useful text I would really appreciate it. Also if anyone would like to try finding text from UNESCO education publications and using it on Wikipedia I'd would really like to know what you thought, there is list of the education publications here, any publications with a CC-BY mark on first few pages (almost all new publications) can be used for this.

Thanks very much

--John Cummings (talk) 10:40, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

certificate of attendance and Certificate of Attendance[edit]

In the talk of Certificate of Attendance ‎ I left a comment. Looking at the sources, I would like to create a generic article (for the generic concept, now a redirect created by User:Shruti14) and use the current one as a related article for a specific meaning, with two different wikidata item. What do you think?--Alexmar983 (talk) 13:00, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

For the generic concpet, my sources for the stub are this one, this one or this one. It is a little bit fragmented, but a decent permastub with key concept.--Alexmar983 (talk) 13:29, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
I've done a stub from the redirect and now the specific meaning is d:Q26669297, Certificate of Attendance.--Alexmar983 (talk) 14:07, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

One of your project's articles has been selected for improvement![edit]

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Please note that Education in Bangladesh, which is within this project's scope, has been selected as one of Today's articles for improvement. The article was scheduled to appear on Wikipedia's Community portal in the "Today's articles for improvement" section for one week, beginning today. Everyone is encouraged to collaborate to improve the article. Thanks, and happy editing!
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Class Project[edit]

Hello, my name is Catherine and I will be working to edit and improve the School integration in the United States page as a part of a class assignment at Rice University. If you have any comments, advice, or criticism, please let me know! Cpm5 (talk) 20:34, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

Here is a link to my project proposal! Please add comments--I would appreciate the feedback! Cpm5 (talk) 18:53, 29 September 2016 (UTC)

Sex Education in India[edit]

Hi, my name is Madhuri and I am working on editing the "Sex Education in India" article. It would be wonderful if someone could direct me to some scholars I could research to learn about different modes of education ie, how does the efficacy of education shift when it is being conveyed by teachers versus peers?

Additionally, I would love feedback as I edit the page! Thank you! Venkam (talk) 07:20, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

Subject: LL.M. Master of Laws in Taxation. Material to add.[edit]

"In the United States the Graduate Tax Programs mostly, if not all, American Bar Association approved law schools require new domestic admittees to have earned a Juris Doctor degree from an American Bar Association approved Law School". Thomas Morningstar, J.D., LL.M. (Taxation)

The bottom line is if you don't earn a JD from an ABA approved school, and are an American, you don't get into an LL.M (tax) program. I have never heard of an ABA approved law school admitting any non-JD American directly into a Graduate Tax Program.

Foreign attorneys may have a whole different route to entry. I am not foreign so I have no experience with that.

Getting an LL.B. also gets you into the various state bars, and that would also get you into the LL.M. programs. LL.B. and J.D. are equivalent.

All the big ABA programs are patterned on the New York University program, including a high class one in Gainesville, FL. I went to the University of San Diego, also patterned after NYU. 2601:601:F00:97B0:5C23:B24E:6CFA:3DD8 (talk) 23:40, 2 October 2016 (UTC)

Open universities[edit]

The article Open university, which has been a disambiguation page tagged as WP:DABCONCEPT for years, is now a stub article and ready for expanding. I can see that there is a recent tendency to equate "open university" with "distance learning", though that isn't how the open concept began. But I have neither access to resources nor expertise, so I am leaving those clarifications for editors that have those. :-)

As for the former "dab page": it had grown into a list for any and every article that had anything like "open university" in its title, so I moved all that to List of open universities.

I also resurrected category:open universities, placing it as a subcategory of category:types of university or college, and populating it with a few articles and subcategories. I read over the previous CFD discussion; again, it's the constant conflation of "open" and "online" that was/is a problem. I hope this can be solved by some clear history and definitions in open university, and perhaps some WP:BOLD recategorizations. — Gorthian (talk) 22:09, 9 October 2016 (UTC)

Year Twelve, Year Eleven etc.[edit]

I have proposed merges for all those articles and added them to Template:Education tasks. Feel free to comment. Thanks. - CHAMPION (talk) (contributions) (logs) 05:06, 21 October 2016 (UTC)