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How to Maintain Curriculum Currency in a Constantly Changing World?


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.

Presenters: 

DENISE ALTOBELLO, TRINITY EPISCOPAL SCHOOL, NEW ORLEANS, LA; JENNY VELASQUEZ, TRINITY EPISCOPAL SCHOOL, NEW ORLEANS, LA

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16
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Building Global Citizens - International Service Learning


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.

Presenters: 

Claire Allen, West Island College, Calgary, Alberta

session id: 
9
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The Rule of Law: Foundation for Democratic Citizenship


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.

Presenters: 

H. Timothy Isaacs, Center for Teaching the Rule of Law, Salem, Virginia; G. Michael Pace, Center for Teaching the Rule of Law, Salem, Virginia

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10
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Understanding Ethiopia: A Pilot Study abroad Project


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.

Presenters: 

Akbarali Thobhani, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, Colorado

session id: 
11
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Promoting Democracy Education and Global Awareness through Classroom Simulations


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.

Presenters: 

Katherine Field, Woodstock Academy, Woodstock, CT

session id: 
12
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Linking the World/Teaching Global History as Mystery


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.

Presenters: 

Jack Zevin, Queens College, Flushing, NY; Iris Zevin, Queens College, Flushing, NY, David Gerwin, Queens College, Flushing, NY

session id: 
13
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Strengthening Democracy Education through Ethical Reasoning


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.

Presenters: 

Fletcher Linder, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia; Lee Sternberger, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia

session id: 
6
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The Possibilities and Limits of Inquiry-Based Curriculum in Civics Classes in Arab High Schools in Israel


In this ethnographic study I examined the perspectives and understandings of civic teachers, policy makers, community members, about the implementation of community-based curriculum in one Arab city in Israel.

Presenters: 

Najwan Saada, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 48824, Michigan

session id: 
7
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The possibilities and limits of education for democracy in schools


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.

Presenters: 

Najwan Saada, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 48824, Michigan

session id: 
8
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Malagasy Perspectives about NonEuropean Immigrants


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.

Presenters: 

Lisa Winstead, California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA, California

session id: 
3
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