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Rule of Law Website (Qatar)
Published: 2010
Organization: American Bar Association (ABA)
Project: Qatar Civic Education

This website focuses on the training event, "Promoting the Rule of Law and Civic Education in Qatari Schools." Features on the site include interactive case studies, charts and quizzes that illustrate what the rule of law means, sources of law, how laws are made and how conflicts are resolved, lesson plans, and legal resources. http://www.ruleoflaw.org.qa/en/


The How-To Guide For Student Councils
Published: 2010
Organization: Academy for Educational Development (AED)
Project: Establishing Student Councils
Arabic

The manual is used in workshops to establish and run student councils in Yemen. It focuses on eight areas related to student councils: significance, duties and responsibilities, and formation; elections; the means to begin work; planning and the development of action plans; fundraising; evaluation; leadership skills; and helping the transition to the next year.


Tip Sheet for Volunteers in the Classroom
Published: 2010
Organization: American Bar Association (ABA)
Project: Qatar Civic Education
English Arabic

This brief tip sheet is for professionals from the legal community who partner with teachers in primary and secondary schools.


Effective Classroom Organization for the Beginning of the School Year
Published: 2010
Organization: American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
Project: Building Inclusive Democratic Institutions
Arabic

This manual focuses on organizing for the beginning of the school year and can be applied to any grade level.


Training Manual for Local Union Representatives
Published: 2010
Organization: American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
Project: Building Inclusive Democratic Institutions
Arabic

The manual describes the position of a local union representative and the qualities to look for when hiring one. It is applicable to a broad range of trades.


A Training Session on: Measuring Conflict: Mediation and Negotiation
Published: 2010
Organization: Near East Foundation
Project: Community Involvement in Reforming Primary Education
Arabic

This presentation provides an overview of conflict management strategies, including mediation and negotiation techniques. Although focused on mobilizing local actors to support a primary education development program, the presentation offers general activities and solutions for conflict mitigation.


Data Driven Planning and Decision-Making for Continuous School Improvement: Developing a Program Evaluation Plan
Published: 2010
Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: Partnership School Project in Oman (and the Middle East)
English Arabic

This presentation explains what program evaluation is and gives standards for evaluation. Outlined are the important program evaluation steps as well as the questions that a person conducting the evaluation should pose.


Leadership for Innovative 21st Century Secondary School Reform: A Shifting Vision
Published: 2010
Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: Partnership School Project in Oman (and the Middle East)
English Arabic

This presentation explains the shift from traditional secondary school structure to "small learning communities." It presents the characteristics and advantages of smaller learning environments and touches upon the role of the principal within them.


Contemporary Assessment Practices Creating a Multi-Faceted, Data Driven Assessment Process for Student Learning
Published: 2010
Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: Partnership School Project in Oman (and the Middle East)
English Arabic

This presentation describes assessment practices. It offers a comparison of assessment of learning vs assessment for learning, focusing particularly on the latter. It offers teachers tips and tools on how to craft assessments for learning to more effectively measure students' understanding of taught materials.


Leading Change
Published: 2010
Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: Partnership School Project in Oman (and the Middle East)
English Arabic

This presentation offers insight into the role of principals as culture architects and culture change agents. It also explains the importance of assessing a school's culture and defining a school vision. Finally, it goes over the eight-stage process of change.


Involving Parents and Communities
Published: 2010
Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: Partnership School Project in Oman (and the Middle East)
English Arabic

This presentation is about the importance of involving parents in their children's education and school activities. Included are advice on how to best communicate with parents and reflection questions for trainees to assess how involved parents are in their schools.


Teacher Evaluation
Published: 2010
Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: Partnership School Project in Oman (and the Middle East)
English Arabic

This is a presentation on teacher evaluation. It describes different types of teacher evaluation models (i.e., clinical and peer supervision) and the roles of observers during evaluations.


Providing an Education to Students with Handicapping Special Needs
Published: 2010
Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: Partnership School Project in Oman (and the Middle East)
Arabic

This presentation is an introduction on how to provide education for students with special needs. It describes the different categories of disabilities, the role of the various actors in providing education for these students and what leaders need to do to make schools more responsive to children with special educational needs.


Linking Evaluation to Coaching and Mentoring Models
Published: 2011
Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: Partnership School Project in Oman (and the Middle East)
English Arabic

This presentation on teacher training walks readers through the effective teacher development.


The Role of School Journalism in Socialization and Enhancing Democratic Awareness
Published: 2011
Organization: Center for International Humanitarian Law & Human Rights (CIHLHR)
Project: School of Journalism & Raising Democratic Awareness
Arabic

This curriculum focuses on school journalism in socialization and enhancing democratic awareness. The first of five sections explains the concept of school journalism and its role in enhancing democracy. Additional sections focus on the four dimensions of school journalism: media, administrative, educational and artistic. Examples are provided for each dimension, and proposed models of radio broadcasting in schools are presented.


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