The aftermath of 9/11 and the corresponding rise of global militarism
and imperialism have had deep consequences for the
realities of Muslims around the world. The reemergence of
Orientalist representations have provided the ideological justifications
for military incursions. This short reflective article outlines
the challenge that critical educators faced in developing an
epistemological and pedagogical framework and resources for
anti-Islamophobia education in response to the resurgence of
neo-Orientalist politics and representations.
DECET (Diversity in Early Childhood Education and Training) brings together a network of European organizations and projects with common goals about valuing diversity in early childhood education and training.
Students face frustration and varying standards in making leap from specialized classes to mainstream. According to statewide test results released in February, 44 percent of California students who are learning English achieved proficiency in the language. But less than 10 percent have been reclassified by their schools as being fluent enough in English to keep up with the academic demands of learning math, science, and other subjects in English.
The goal of this project is to create a Linux distribution that supports Indian Languages at all levels. This Indianisation project will strive to bring the benefits of Information Technology down to the Indian masses.
ID is a non-profit educational organization that provides programs of cross-cultural awareness through travel, community service, workshops, and seminars. Its programs are designed to stimulate interest and participation in different cultures.
Just dip into the booklet, try the activities and highlight those you like. Most of the
activities are games which are best played for about 10 minutes so that the children
will want to play them again when learning other languages. Spread the activities over
the month and adapt them to suit your class. For example, play two 10minute
per week and use stickers to reward the children for playing the games well.
Moroccan parents also think that schools are concerned too much in upbringing and too little in what they are supposed to do. Schools have the impression that Moroccan parents couldn’t care less if their children learn something at school, due to the fact that they never attend parent-teacher meetings.
This fourth and final volume of the series of publications from the Council of Europe project Policies and Practices for Teaching Sociocultural Diversity (2006-09) includes case studies presented at the final conference held in Oslo (Norway) from 26 to 28 October 2009. These concrete examples illustrate the conditions of implementation and adaptation to national contexts of the "Framework of teacher competences for engaging with diversity", which is one of the final products of the project.
Recent studies suggest that a majority of pupils at primary schools in Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe (and elsewhere in Africa) are failing to achieve even a minimum level of English literacy. It is essential to acquire this skill, as English is the language of instruction at the upper levels of Primary School and the language in which national examinations are set and written.
The aim of this report is to convey the main points of a training seminar organised in close co-operation with the UNHCR, Representation in Strasbourg, it brought together young forcibly displaced persons and other young people working in their favour.
Five months is not a very long period for these sorts of things to be discovered and developed, but I feel like I put a question mark in their head. I showed them that there are people with completely different values and opinions, and that it doesn’t mean that they are right or wrong, just different.
The purpose of this study was to investigate student motivation and
achievement in English and their relation to teacher motivation and strategy use in the
classroom. Research participants were 31 teachers in Catalonia (Spain) and the 694
students in their classes. The unit of analysis was the English class.
On predominantly white university campuses across the USA, the existence of black
student communities is an unquestioned reality. Black students maintain their own
system of fraternities and sororities, have favorite gathering spaces on campus,
coordinate extra-curricular activities designed to appeal to one another, and in other
ways operate as a distinct subcommunity of the student body at large. Participants
routinely self-identify as members of a black student community, and university
administrators acknowledge the community’s existence, along with that of other
subcommunities, as a normal aspect of campus life.
Aside from primary language and cultural differences as well as differences caused by the varying socio-economic conditions for different groups, discriminatory practices and unequal power relationships between the majority populations and minority groups negatively influence the educational attainment of minorities.
The music is not stuck in the past of the Mandé Empire though, as Diabaté explains: “the Symmetric is a mix - it takes the old tricks and gives them completely new arrangements, then it takes the new songs and gives them the old traditional arrangements, so everything end up with a new twist.”
For the fifth time the Council of Europe is organising the "Young Active Citizens" Award with a view to promoting active participation of young people in society by rewarding innovative projects in this respect.