IIPE 2005 - Rhodes, Greece
Message from Peace Education Center of Teachers College, Columbia University:
IIPE 2005 - Rhodes, Greece. Applications now available
ANNOUNCING the international institute on peace education 2005
EXPLORING THE THEME OF: E=MC2
education = movement for constructive change
educating for peace through the arts
Rhodes, Greece – July 24 - 30, 2005
femme-art-méditerranée (fam network)
at the university of the aegean
in association with the
peace education center, teachers college columbia university
The 2005 International Institute on Peace Education (IIPE) will be hosted by the FAM Network (Femme-Art-Méditerranée, Women Artists of the Mediterranean) and the University of the Aegean, in Rhodes, Greece, and organized in association with the Peace Education Center of Teachers College, Columbia University. IIPE, founded in 1982 by the Peace Education Program of Teachers College, has been held annually in different parts of the world. It is a multicultural and cooperative learning opportunity in which participants learn from each other about substantive peace issues and interactive teaching approaches. The Institute is also an opportunity for networking and community building among those who educate and work for a culture of peace in the Mediterranean region and internationally. The program will consist of plenaries, workshops, reflection groups, and visits to community projects.
IIPE 2005 will focus on education as a movement for constructive social change. Arts methodologies and production processes will be used to examine nonviolent strategies to overcome the global web of violence and warfare. Participants are invited to grapple with urgent global concerns such as ethnic conflict, social disruption and displacement, ecological damage, censorship and repression, human rights abuses and breaches of international law. These will be explored through the lens of innovative arts approaches.
As in previous IIPE’s, this Institute will draw on the experiences and insights of diverse peace educators from all world regions helping us learn from each other's experiences and strategies. Cultural diplomacy, peace music, political and legislative theater, ecological art, documentary film as an educational tool, peace movement uses of new media technologies, and arts therapies for post-conflict trauma are some of the arts-action strategies for social transformation that will comprise the program.
For more information on the IIPE please visit us on the web at www.tc.edu/PeaceEd/iipe
registration / application information
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Institute Fee: $650 USD
Registration fee covers all on-site costs including room, board, and local transportation.
Application forms are available by request via email at email@example.com
or on the web at www.tc.edu/PeaceEd/IIPE.
Applications forms for participation are available by request be sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit our website to download a copy at www.tc.edu/PeaceEd/iipe.
Acceptance for participation in the IIPE is based upon the goal of the development and strengthening of peace education in the host region and contributing to a more global perspective on peace education among all participants. As much as we would like to accept everyone who applies, the number of applicants usually exceeds the places at each institute. The IIPE attempts to practice the principles of peace education by engaging all participants in our short term learning community in an experience of participatory learning in which all of us can learn from each-other. We have found that increasing our numbers diminishes the importance of this aspect of the institute, so we are unable to accept all applicants.
Among other criteria, first priority is given to those applicants coming from the surrounding host region including those from the Middle East and the Balkans. The IIPE attempts to explore themes and issues that are particularly relevant to the host region and works to build regional solidarity among peace educators. Thus, a minimum of 50% of the participants will come from this area. In selecting the remainder of the international participants we attempt to maintain a geographical balance and variety in experience and substantive expertise. All applicants should specifically demonstrate that they will apply their peace education learnings in their countries or local communities.
TEACHERS COLLEGE STUDENTS
Teachers College students may register to attend the IIPE for academic credit under summer course ITSF 4800. As indicated above, there are many criteria considered in the selection process for participation so we recommend that you apply as early as possible.
REQUEST FOR SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORT
Unfortunately the IIPE does not have a formal scholarship program. The institute traditionally operates on a self-sustaining basis in which all participants, including the organizers and presenters pay their own travel and participation fees or find their own funding. Each year numerous applicants request various amounts of scholarship support. Although we are generally fortunate to be able to find a limited amount of funding to provide fee waivers for a very few individuals, we are unable to fulfill the needs of the requests from many in areas most in need of peace education.
PLEASE HELP FUTURE EDUCATORS TO PARTICIPATE
We hope you might consider a contribution to the IIPE to fund scholarships for participants from currency poor and post conflict countries. Your generosity will help ensure that those potential participants in greatest need of training and solidarity will be able to attend the institute. We would be grateful for any amount you may be able to donate. All donations are tax deductible. To donate, please clip and return the following form to the address indicated.