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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

An Eye-Opening Look Into Classrooms Around The World

An Eye-Opening Look Into Classrooms Around The World
What began as a quiet photography project in Northeast England quickly developed into a worldwide photojournalistic commentary on the 500 year old institution of in-classroom education. From Ethiopia to Yemen to Russia to Missouri, when we look at the classrooms featured in this wonderful photo series, we aren't just viewing desks and chairs. We're looking at the future.
In his portraitures, Germain made sure not to tell the students how to "be" or have the classroom pre-arranged to fit a specific vision, nor did he break a school's time tables. When asked if a particular encounter stuck out to him, Germain cited a visit at a school in Yemen. Upon arriving, Germain asked a Yemeni boy if he liked school, and the child responded with an enthusiastic, so-obvious-it's-not-even-funny "of course". Said Germain to the interviewer, "His response was just so different from that of any child from a developed country where school is routine. It's very simplistic, but in so many ways, we rich folk just don't know how lucky we are, do we?"

Classrooms World Ethiopia
Ethiopia, Gambella Elementary School, Gambella
Classrooms World Bahrain
Bahrain, Saar, Grade 11, Islamic
Classrooms World Argentina
Argentina, Buenos Aires, Grade 4, Natural Science

Classrooms World Cuba
Cuba, Escuela Primaria Angela Landa, Old Havana
Classrooms World Germany
Germany, Düsseldorf, Year 7, English
Classrooms World Bangladesh
Bangladesh, Jessore Zilla School, Jessore

Classrooms World Brazil
Brazil, Belo Horizonte, Series 6, Mathematics
Classrooms World England
England, Seaham, Reception and Year 1, Structured Play

Classrooms World Holland
Holland, Drouwenermond, Primary Year 5, 6, 7 8, History
Classrooms World Japan
Tokyo, Japan, Grade 5, Classical Japanese
Classrooms World Missouri
United States, Beaumont High School, St Louis, Missouri

Classrooms World Netherlands
Holland, Heerenveen, Secondary Year 1, Sports Day
Classrooms World Nigeria Women
Nigeria, Kano, Ooron Dutse, Senior Islamic Secondary Level 2, Social Studies
Classrooms World Nigeria
Nigeria, Kuramo Junior College, Victoria Island, Lagos

Classrooms World Peru
Peru, Tiracanchi, Secondary Grade 2, Mathematics
Classrooms World Qatar
Qatar, Grade 10, Religion
Classrooms World Russia
Russia, School No 63, Kalininsky District, St Petersburg
Classrooms World Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia, Dammam, Kindergarden, Activities
Classrooms World Spain
Spain, Colegio de Educación Público, Estados Unidos de América Huarte de San Juan, Madrid

Classrooms World Taiwan
Taiwan, Min-sheng Junior High School, Taipei
Classrooms World United States
USA, Oklahoma, Avant, Grade 4 5 Social Sciences
Classrooms World Yemen Girls
Yemen, Manakha, Primary Year 2, Science Revision

Classrooms World Yemen
Yemen, Al Ishraq Primary, Akamat Al Me'gab

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