Is this needed for India --in context of language fights and caste/religion fights?
Boston based AssamNet members might like to join. Umesh --- Connie K Chung <@gse.harvard.edu> wrote: > Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2007 13:26:44 -0500 > From: "Connie K Chung" <@gse.harvard.edu> > To: @gse.harvard.edu > Subject: [ierc-list] Fwd: Saudi Arabia & tolerance > ed > > ---------- Forwarded message ---------- > From: Fernando M. Reimers > <@harvard.edu> > Date: Jan 8, 2007 12:40 PM > > You are invited to a talk about current efforts to > promote tolerance > education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on tuesday > February 13 from > 12-1.30pm --details about the venue will follow. > > The speaker will be Mr. Ali Saeed Meshleh AlGhamdi > of the Ministry of > Education of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. > > Enclosed is additional information about the talk > > Current Efforts To Promote Tolerance Education In > Saudi Arabia > > Consistent with its education policy of revision and > development, the > Ministry of Education in Saudi Arabia has embarked > in recent years on > reforming Education. The main goal among others is > to provide for the > evolving international political and economical > changes. These efforts are > reflected in many initiatives, notably, revision of > the textbooks, holding > conferences of national dialogue, and implementing > teacher training > programmes. > The education textbooks have undergone evaluation > and modification to > accommodate recent pedagogical developments. In > addition, religious > discipline coursebooks have been refined to exclude > specific interpretations > that could be misconceived and considered intolerant > and promote extremism. > Over the last few years, several projects have been > carried out, most > prominently, curriculum reconstruction with the > assistance of JICA (Japanese > International Cooperation Agency). > Another major work the country has seen is the > Annual National Dialogue > Conference, which is normally a meeting attended by > intellectuals from all > walks of the profession. The foci of such activities > are reconsidering the > entire education process. In fact, the theme of the > last conference that was > held in November 2006 was exclusively education > reforms. > As for teachers training, considerable number of > professional and skill > development in-service courses has been performed. > The truth is that the > government in general and the Ministry in particular > are keen on rendering > education effectively tolerant and distinctly > advanced. > > > -- > Connie K. Chung -- Please note the "1" (one) at the > end of my email address > and my middle initial, "K." > These are the only two markers that distinguish me > on paper from another > person of the same name at HGSE. > Please note the distinction when you contact me by > email or by mail. > Thank you. > @gse.harvard.edu > Doctoral Candidate > Harvard Graduate School of Education > 408.838.4217 > > _______________________________________________ > IERC-list mailing list > @gse.harvard.edu > http://gse.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/ierc-list > Umesh Sharma 5121 Lackawanna ST College Park, (Washington D.C. Metro Region) MD 20740 1-202-215-4328 [Cell Phone] Ed.M. - International Education Policy Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Class of 2005 weblog: http://jaipurschool.bihu.in/ website: www.gse.harvard.edu/iep ___________________________________________________________ Inbox full of unwanted email? Get leading protection and 1GB storage with All New Yahoo! Mail. http://uk.docs.yahoo.com/nowyoucan.html _______________________________________________ assam mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://assamnet.org/mailman/listinfo/assam_assamnet.org