Nomination call for UNESCO-Hamdan Prize 2015-2016

The fourth edition of the UNESCO-Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers has opened the call for nominations. The prize is awarded every two years and it recognizes initiatives that contribute to improving educational practices around the world, with priority given to developing countries and to marginalized and disadvantaged […]

International Conference on Education and New Developments 2015 27-29 June Porto, Portugal Education, in a global sense, is a right since we are born. Every experience has a formative effect on the constitution of the human being, in the way one thinks, feels and acts. One of the most important contribution resides in what and how we learn through the improvement of […]

Ego Has no Place in the Classroom

Leslie Hooks Tenured sculptor of little minds E-mail: [email protected] Blog:  / Twitter: @lesliehooks1920  . Reteaching…”How many more times do I have to tell you the same information? Oh, if you would just listen instead of talking to your friends, you might have gotten something from my lesson!” If you’ve been in education more than a […]

Civic and Intercultural Education: A Means for Community Development and Attitude Change

 Oana Nestian Sandu Intercultural Institute of Timisoara, Romania e-mail: [email protected], [email protected] web: . Abstract: Our societies are going through a process of continuous transformation. The challenges and opportunities of diversity and globalization can only be addressed if civic education and intercultural education are inter-related. More often than not, there is a lack of coherence between […]

International Conference on Education and New Developments 2013 1 to 3 of June 2013 – Lisbon, Portugal

– CALL FOR ABSTRACTS 2013, 1 to 3 of June 2013 – Lisbon, Portugal   = Important Dates (2nd call) = Abstract submissions: 29 March 2013 Authors’ notifications: 26 April 2013 Registration: until 17 May 2013 = Keynote Speaker = Peter Jarvis, Emeritus Professor at the University of Surrey, UK = Conference Goals = Education, in a […]

Culture of Peace and Non-Violence

Spanish Version (Versión castellano) The United Nations, a respected world body and forum for global issues, including peace and security, is once again a leader in pressing societies for the establishment of initiatives promoting reconciliation. The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization acting as the lead UN agency, is promoting the International Decade for a Culture of Peace […]

Excuse Me, Can You Repeat That?

 Cathryn Cushner Edelstein  Scholar-In-Residence at Emerson College  [email protected] The rules of communication are not universal – they are specific to particular cultures. International students who attend school in the U.S. often prepare for years by learning English. Often they have learned English from a non-native speaker who teaches with the use of a textbook, scripted dialogues […]

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