Category: Education: social justice and social change


The Four Freedoms: Raising Awareness of Human Rights in the English for Academic Purposes Classroom

This presentation introduces an approach to teaching students about human rights, a term-long project that is being implemented in an intensive English for academic purposes (EAP) program at a Thai university. The objectives of the project are to improve students’ language skills while also cultivating their knowledge of human rights and social justice. The project


English for Business Education in India: An Empirical Approach

English seems to have become the global language of business. Most companies across the world are now embracing English as their corporate language. Indian businesses embraced English, initially at the corporate level and later the whole company were found communicating within and outside, in English. Indian Business Schools, in the quest to create global managers,


Human Rights as an Introduction to Academic Research

Being asked to conduct academic research comes as a shock for many undergraduates, especially when the research is to be conducted in a second language. This presentation puts forward an engaging and practical method of introducing research theory and practice to undergraduate students participating in an intensive English for academic purposes program at an international


Peace Education in Lebanon: A Case Study in the University Context

Peace Education encompasses a diversity of pedagogical approaches within formal curricula in schools and universities and non-formal education projects implemented by local, regional and international organizations. It aims to cultivate the knowledge and practices of a culture of peace. In Lebanon, this culture is mainly promoted by non-governmental organizations and engaged intellectuals and artists since


Bullying Among Schoolchildren: What School Authorities and Parents Can Do

Alarmed by the controversies on bullying and the harm it can do in the lives of every affected children in elementary schools, this descriptive exploratory research on bullying among schoolchildren was conducted. Based on the findings the following conclusions are given:1)Many schoolchildren are victims of physical bullying while some become targets of verbal, emotional, or


The Field Trip Project Asia: Developing 21st Century Competencies through Cross-Cultural Art Projects

This paper will examine the impact that cross-cultural art projects have on the development of 21st Century Competencies in students. Following the tsunami and earthquake that hit Japan in 2011, relief supplies including used school backpacks were sent to children in affected areas to help rebuild lives. To avoid excess supplies from being disposed of,


Achieving Transnational Spaces through Collective Will Power

It�s a matter of �wills�: cultural will, social will, organizational will, and political will. Dr. Ron Edmonds said, �We can, whenever and wherever we choose, teach all children whose schooling is of interest to us. We already know more than is necessary to do that. Whether or not we do it must finally depend on


Social Media as the New Transnational Educational Space

There has been a growing realization that the youth is increasingly disengaged from the traditional political process and the polity. There have been concerns about the declining public sphere and the weakening of the spirit and sense of citizenship. These concerns have resulted in calls for a renewed effort to revive citizenship education in order


The Imperativeness of Female Education in Some Selected Rural Communities of Kano State, Nigeria

Women function in various capacity ranging from family to professional roles.Their activities are of immense importance in national development.This paper is a modest attempt at examining the neglect of women in rural communities of Kano state,Nigeria.It is however evident that rural women in Kano state are educationally disadvantage,backward and the challenging facing them are multifarious


The Quilombola School and the Confrontation of Prejudice: A Management Experience in a Riverine-Quilombola Community

The discussions developed in this article are part of an experiment on the management of a quilombola school located in a community remaining in the city of Abaetetuba, State of Para. Since this is a school that is located in a territory that attends quilombolas students and others who are not remaining quilombolas some situations


De-Institutionalization in Lithuania as the Result of Social Education

A proportion of foster children of all children under the age of 18 in 2012 amounted to 1.9 per cent in Lithuania and was one of the largest in Europe. Research and statistical indicators show that the process of De-institutionalization Lithuania is very sluggish. The presentation seeks to estimate possibilities to foster children deprived of