CONFERENCE ON PEACE AND DEMOCRACY EDUCATION
An International Conference
November 19-23, 2006
Prof. Gavriel Saloman and Prof. Mohammed Dajani
“Peace and democracy education is a participatory holistic process that includes teaching for and about democracy and human rights, nonviolence, social and economic justice, gender equality, environmental sustainability, disarmament, traditional peace practices, international law, and human security” Hague Appeal for Peace
Participation – Call for Abstracts (see format at end)
IPCRI is calling on all interested potential participants who are engaged in any aspect of peace education and education for democracy to submit an abstract for making a presentation at the conference. This is not a formal academic conference therefore; abstracts will be evaluated on a wider basis than the normal academic criteria. We are looking for creative, exciting and innovative approaches to peace education. We are searching for people with experience and expertise to share their knowledge.
Selected participants will be funded by the conference (based on available financial resources). We hope to be able to offer subsidies for all participants (depending on financial resources available). Our goal is to bring together some 300 people for this conference – one-third Israelis, one-third Palestinians, and one-third internationals.
Abstracts should be sent to:
Peace Education Conference: [email protected] Deadline for Abstracts: July 15, 2006
About the Conference
IPCRI will be convening an International Conference on “Education for Peace and Democracy”. The Conference will bring together peace and democracy educators, curricula writers, encounter facilitators, peace studies practitioners, conflict resolution practitioners, human rights educators, mediators, and activists from academia, research sector, governmental and community organizations and others from Israel, Palestine and beyond, with a special emphasis on other crisis regions. The conference will be a tremendous opportunity for dialogue, debate and visioning with collaboration and cooperation between the body of theory and practice. The conference will be meeting grounds for dialogue and mutual learning from the field of peace and democracy education from the viewpoint of academia and from the field of practioners. The conference will raise critical issues and acquire new insights into the profound peace and democracy education developments in Israel, Palestine and around the world. Furthermore, the Conference will provide an excellent opportunity to build connections across multi-disciplinary sectors.
Peace and Democracy Education is now the subject of UN policy, research and training by UNESCO, the Council of Europe and ministries of education, various universities throughout the world and a worldwide trans-nationally conceived and conducted NGO Global Campaign for Peace and Democracy Education.
The Philosophy of peace and democracy education seeks to prepare students for active and responsible citizenship in the process of addressing their lives and the conflict situation in which they live. It is based on an inquiry into principles of non-violence, human rights, social, economic, political and ecological justice, etc. that inform peace education and asserts the need for an intentional interrelationship between pedagogy and content.
Peace and Democracy Education emphasize the integral relationship between pedagogy and content that is essential to its transformative nature. Drawing from the rich field of peace studies, Peace and Democracy Education goes beyond learning about peace and democracy to teaching for a culture of peace based on principles of human rights, non-violent resolution of conflicts and citizen participation. Peace and democracy education openly acknowledges its purpose as education to facilitate the achievement of peace and a related set of social values, largely through learning to recognize, confront and practice alternatives to multiple forms of violence.
Main Themes for the Conference
The Conference Format
The conference will be organized by:
· Plenary sessions for the keynote and main panel discussions.
· Workshops and parallel sessions – small discussion groups, presentations, and demonstrations
· Poster sessions
· Evening films and peace culture activities
Participation – Call for Abstracts
IPCRI is calling on potential participants to submit an abstract for making a presentation at the conference. This is not a formal academic conference therefore; abstracts will be evaluated on a wider basis than the normal academic criteria. We are looking for creative, exciting and innovative approaches to peace and democracy education. We are searching for people with experience and expertise to share their knowledge.
Selected participants will be funded by the conference (based on available financial resources). We hope to be able to offer subsidies for all participants (depending on financial resources available). Our goal is to bring together some 200 people for this conference – one-third Israelis, one-third Palestinians, and one-third internationals.
Abstracts should be sent to:
Peace Education Conference: [email protected]
Deadline for Abstracts: July 15, 2006
Prof. Gavriel Salomon, Ph.D.was the dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Haifa, Israel, (1993-8) and a professor of educational psychology there. Salomon is currently director of the Center for Research on Peace Education at that university. Prof. Salomon received his B.A. and M.A. (Summa cum Laude) in geography and education from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (1966), and his Ph.D. in educational psychology and communication from Stanford University (1968). Since then he has taught at the Hebrew University and Tel-Aviv University in Israel, Universidad Ibero Americana in Mexico, and at Harvard, Indiana University, Stanford, USC, University of Michigan and University of Arizona in the USA. Salomon has recently received the Sylvia Scribner AERA award, as well as the Israel National Award for life long achievements in educational research (2001), is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium (1999), a fellow at the Stanford Center for the Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (1998-9), editor of Educational Psychologist (1991-5), president of the Educational and Instructional Division of the International Association of Applied Psychology (1990-1994) and Fellow of the American Psychological Association (1983),.
Salomon has written four books: Interaction of Media, Cognition and Learning (1979/1994), announced as a "Citation Classic"; Communication and Education, (1981); Communication (Hebrew, 1981); and Technology and Education in the Information Age (Hebrew, 2001), and edited two books - Distributed Cognitions (1993), and Peace education: The concept, the principles and the research (in press). He has also published more than 120 empirical, theoretical, and methodological articles in a variety of professional journals in the USA, Israel, Europe, and Latin America in the fields of technology, learning, cognition and learning; educational evaluation, and peace education.
Professor Mohammed S. Dajani is a Jerusalem-born scholar and peace activist who holds two doctorate degrees ((1984 - University of Texas, Austin-Texas; (1981 - University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina.) At present, he is Chairman, Board of Directors/ IPCRI, Consultant, Delegation Leaders/Seeds of Peace, Founder and Director, American Studies Institute, Al-Quds University; Director and Founder, Jerusalem Studies and Research Institute; Director and Founder, ISBN Palestine Agency, Ramallah, Palestine.
He worked as Director and Founder, Palestinian Public Administration National Institute; Senior Consultant on Public Administration, PA Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation. Between mid-1998-2004, he acted as Director of Technical Assistance and Training Department at Palestinian Council for Development and Reconstruction (PECDAR), in charge of implementing a 23-million USD World Bank Technical Assistance Trust Fund. Between 1995-1997 he held the post of Chief Technical Advisor, United Nations Development Program/Program of Assistance to the Palestinian People, providing training and consultancy services to the Palestinian Authority on Public Administration development and institution building. Between 1990-1995, he founded and acted as Chairman of the Department of Political Science and Diplomacy at Applied Science University, Amman, Jordan. Professor Dajani frequently participates in local, regional and international conference presenting papers, and is author and co-author of numerous academic books and articles both in English and Arabic. His peace vision can be viewed at: www.bigdreamsmallhope.com.
FORMAT FOR ABSTRACTS
Abstracts should be one page only! Abstracts should be short, clear, concise and written in English with correct spelling and good sentence structure.
Figures should not be included!
Format for the printed version of Abstract Publications (Hard Copy Mailing)
3. Abstract Layout
LAYOUT OF ABSTRACTS
(1), B. Bman (1,2), C. Cman (2)
this example in preparing your abstract. Type all lines flush left(!)
4. Content –
Name of Presentation:
Type of Presentation: lecture, film, lesson plan, workshop, research report, etc.
Subject and Main Idea: