The 9th Annual Conference on the Global Education of the Child
Educating for Citizenship: Local and Global Challenges

April 19-20, 2002 | LAU, Byblos | Selina Korban Auditorium


Day 1 – Friday April 19, 2002

. 8:30 – 9:00 AM: Registration

. 9:00 – 9:15 AM: Welcome remarks, Dr. Nabeel Haidar, VPAA, LAU

. 9:15 – 10:00 AM: Keynote speech

Educating for Democracy, Diversity and Dissent.
Professor Betty A. Reardon, Teachers College, Columbia University

. 10:00 –11:30 AM: Panel I – History and Citizenship

  • Education and Citizenship: The Persistent Strive for the Utopian State.
    Dr. Mayada Tawachi, Balamand University

  • Building Collective Memory for the Lebanese Youngsters: The Experience of the New History Curriculum and Textbook in Lebanon.
    Professor Antoine Messarra, Lebanese University

  • A Common Lebanese National History Book: Myth or Reality?
    Mr. Elie Samia, LAU

  • Chair: Dr. Walid Moubarak, LAU

. 11:30 AM -12:00 PM: Brunch

. 12:00 - 2:00 PM: Panel II – Civic Education Curriculum

  • The New Lebanese Civic Education Curriculum and Texts.
    Mrs. Hiba Nashabi Shawaf, The Makassed Schools

  • Civic Education for Better Citizenship: A School’s Perspective.
    Fr. Dr. Simon Faddoul, St. Joseph School, Cornet Chahwan

  • Civic Education in the Lebanese English Language Curriculum.
    Dr. Kassim Shaaban, AUB

  • Civic Awareness and Skill Building Initiatives at International College.
    Ms. Mishka Moujabber-Mourani, International College

  • Chair: Dr. Irma Ghosn, LAU

Day 2 – Saturday April 20, 2002

. 8:30 9:00 AM: Registration

. 9:00 – 10:30 AM: Panel III – Perspectives on Civic Education Curriculum

  • Racial and Ethnic Identities in Lebanese School Textbooks: A Preliminary Survey.
    Dr. Mark Perry, LAU

  • Political Socialization of Jordanian Women.
    Ms. Norma Nehmeh, Teachers College

  • Citizens, Nations, Militaries.
    Dr. Ayse Altinay, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Chair: TBA

. 10:30 - 11:00 AM: Coffee Break (accompanied by video “It is Possible to Live in Peace”)

. 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Panel IV – Practical Approaches

  • Teaching Peacable Social Skills to Children.
    Dr. Huda Ayyash Abdo, Partnership in Education: One Year Pilot, Partnership in Education

  • It is Possible to Live in Peace: European Youth Academy.
    Dr. Werner Wintersteiner, University of Klagenfurt, Austria

  • Chair: Dr. Eugene Sensenig-Dabbous, Diversity Center, Salzbourg/Beirut

    Open discussion and Closing remarks

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