Ibrahim Issa talks about the Hope Flowers school in Bethlehem
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The Centre for Critical Education Policy Studies
The Institute of Education, University of London
20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL
jointly sponsored by the British Shalom-Salaam Trust (BSST)
‘Extension of Democratic & Peace Education into Palestinian Schools’
The Hope Flowers School in Bethlehem was founded to develop attitudes and skills that foster peaceful resolutions to conflict. The school seeks to cultivate positive values within Palestinian society and build relationships between Palestinian children and other cultures as a basis for creating understanding and peaceful relations among the peoples of the world.
The school has been working closely with private and UN schools in the Occupied Palestinian Territories on a psychological support programme for children and families. It has applied to the UK’s FCO Global Opportunities Fund to ask for funding for training teachers in Peace and Democracy teaching methods. This project will help to create a culture of peace in Palestinian society, in which human rights and tolerance to ethnicity, religion or language increasingly become the norm. It hopes to help young people manage frustration and become more effective in society, helping them to transform ‘resistance’ into peace-building.
Ibrahim Issa, the school’s Principal, will present the school’s methods for teaching Peace and Democracy.
Judith Suissa, Lecturer in Philosophy of Education, will chair the seminar
Stephen Ball, Karl Manheim Professor, Discussant
Date: Thursday March 22nd, 2007
Time: 6 – 8 pm.
Room: 822, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London
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