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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


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.


A Training Session on: Measuring Conflict: Mediation and Negotiation
Published: 2010

Organization: Near East Foundation
Project: Community Involvement in Reforming Primary Education


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.


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)


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.


Involving Parents and Communities
Published: 2010

Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: Partnership School Project in Oman (and the Middle East)


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.


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)


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.


Leading Change
Published: 2010

Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: Partnership School Project in Oman (and the Middle East)


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.


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)


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.


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


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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