Integrating traditional literature, social media, online collaborative and content-curating tools allows teachers to meet the challenges of currency and student engagement in examining today’s democracy movements in MENA.
DENISE ALTOBELLO, TRINITY EPISCOPAL SCHOOL, NEW ORLEANS, LA; JENNY VELASQUEZ, TRINITY EPISCOPAL SCHOOL, NEW ORLEANS, LA
This International Studies Programme combines character education and service learning in a unique global classroom. West Island College Students travel around the world learning about sustainable development through service learning.
Claire Allen, West Island College, Calgary, Alberta
Teaching students that the rule of law is the foundation for all democratic ideals will ensure an engaged citizenry that values equity, social justice and opportunity for all people.
H. Timothy Isaacs, Center for Teaching the Rule of Law, Salem, Virginia; G. Michael Pace, Center for Teaching the Rule of Law, Salem, Virginia
In 2012, 15 students spent two months on a State Department-funded study abroad project in Ethiopia learning about history, cultures and language. The presentation will describe this experience with educators.
Akbarali Thobhani, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, Colorado
Learn how simulations promote democracy education. Participants will role-play countries in a simulation of the UN Democracy Fund, debating how to best promote grassroots democracy initiatives in the Near East.
Katherine Field, Woodstock Academy, Woodstock, CT
Global history taught as a basic building block promoting tolerance, understanding, & diminishing ethnocentrism, among nations and cultures by presenting original sources and issues as 'mysteries' solved through shared discovery.
Jack Zevin, Queens College, Flushing, NY; Iris Zevin, Queens College, Flushing, NY, David Gerwin, Queens College, Flushing, NY
This paper discusses the challenges and dilemmas of democratizing schools from a practical and philosophical perspectives.It suggests a possible balance between the demands and needs of students, teachers, and society.
Najwan Saada, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 48824, Michigan
This study explores the experiential perceptions of a Malagasy immigrant and the challenges he and others, e.g., North Africans, faced as nonEuropean immigrants in French schooling systems.
Lisa Winstead, California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA, California
Explore a method of using folktales from around the world to teach democracy by emphasizing binary opposites, holistic perspectives, and focusing on the characters and events of the story
Renard Harris, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
A university curriculum to help students negotiate conflicting ethical concerns in personal, professional, and civiic life is presented, and attendees consider how ethical decision making can strengthen democracy education.
Fletcher Linder, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia; Lee Sternberger, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia