Cleveland State University College of Education and Human Services Partnership Conference “Preparing Citizens for a Global Democracy”
Bert L. and Iris S. Wolstein Center
2000 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio
Friday, February 29, 2008
8:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
The conference is designed for K-16 educators, administrators, and anyone interested in promoting global democracy through American history, international, modern language, religion and social studies education. The event seeks to bring people together to share ideas, discuss issues and explore partnerships.
James Loewen, Consultant for the U.S. Department of Justice
“Lies My Teacher Told Me About American History”
John Bul Dau, Author and Student at Syracuse University
“My Journey from Sudan to the American Dream”
John Bul Dau is the keynote speaker for the conference luncheon. He is the author of his memoir God Grew Tired of Us and is one of the featured men in Christopher Quinn’s documentary, God Grew Tired of Us. Born in war-torn Sudan, Dau is one of 27,000 Lost Boys forced to flee their villages when the northern government began attacking the south. He is currently studying public policy at Syracuse University, and is a part of many efforts to save Darfur and Sudan from conflict.
Breakout sessions will focus on history, religion, conflict resolution, world affairs and cultural studies. Breakout sessions include the following presentations: “Be the Change: Empowering Students across the Globe,” “Listening to Democratic Traditions: Sound in American History,” “Lives of Cleveland’s Immigrants Reflect Democracy,” “Model United Nations: Raising Global Awareness,”
“Conflict Resolution Education: Preparing Youth to be Global Citizens,” “Promoting Chinese Language Instruction and Cultural Exchange in K-12 Schools,” “Teaching About Islam in Social Studies” and “Using Regional Landscapes to Reconnect American History to its Global Roots.”
Registration deadline is Friday, February 22. The conference fee is $65. For registration information, visit www.csuohio.edu/cehs or call 216.523.3743.
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