To prepare our students for global citizenship in the 21st Century, the Institute for Global Studies and the European Studies Consortium at the University of Minnesota are working to strengthen international studies in K-16 education. The Teacher Summer Institutes combine lectures by University of Minnesota faculty and guest speakers, small group discussions, course readings, and teaching resources to explore international issues and learn strategies for integrating global topics into existing curriculum.
Registration is $50, which includes University faculty instruction, guest speakers, a continental breakfast, teaching material, and CEU's. Teachers can register for optional graduate credits. The Teaching Genocide and Human Rights course is a two credit course. $125-$200 scholarships will be given to all educators and free on campus housing is available!
Teaching Ethnic Studies through a Global Perspective
June 26-30, 2006; 9:00-4:00 pm
This Institute will familiarize teachers with the local and international cultural, political and demographic changes in our increasingly multicultural society. The course will highlight critical differences and similarities among ethnic groups, especially in terms of their cultural heritages, immigration histories, American experiences, statuses and futures in a changing world. Teachers will examine key themes, including histories, interests and perspectives of American ethnic groups in global and local contexts and the international cultural, political and societal contexts that influence the interconnectedness of American ethnic groups and their homelands. The course will be taught by Rose Brewer, Associate Professor in African American and African Studies, and faculty from African American and African Studies, American Indian Studies, Asian American Studies, and Chicano Studies at the University of Minnesota. Registration: $50, teachers can register for optional graduate credits. $200 scholarships will be given to all educators.
July 5-7, 2006; 9:00-4:00 pm
This three day Institute is designed to familiarize teachers with three overlapping themes that have acquired enormous sociopolitical significance in global politics since the end of the cold war: (a) development and economic globalization; (b) global feminism; (c) violence, human rights, and security. We will examine the nature, scope and complexity of these three sets of issues, as well as the manner in which they have shaped lives, struggles, and meanings of privilege, marginalization and resistance across the borders of the global North and South and the ways in which they have come to acquire enormous significance for students and educators at all levels in post 9/11 United States. The course will be taught by Richa Nagar, Associate Professor in the Department of Women's Studies at the University of Minnesota. Registration: $50, teachers can register for optional graduate credits. $125 scholarships will be given to all educators.
Crossing Borders: Immigration in the New Europe
July 10-14, 2006; 9:00-4:00 pm
Recent enlargement of the European Union has created a freer movement of people across national borders, as workers seek better jobs and living conditions outside of their traditional settlement areas. This has been coupled with a great increase in migration from outside of Europe, especially from Africa, East Asia, South Asia, and the Middle East. In this Institute, we will examine the phenomenon of immigrant experience and increasing social heterogeneity in a variety of European countries. We will examine the immigrant experience through the eyes both of the host societies and the immigrant communities, using literature, film, and art together with journal articles and texts. The course will be taught by Roger Miller, Associate Professor in Geography at the University of Minnesota. Registration: $50, teachers can register for optional graduate credits. $200 scholarships will be given to all educators.
Teaching Genocide and Human Rights (2 credit course)
July 17-21, 2006; 9:00-4:00 pm
This program analyzes genocide through a multi-disciplinary approach and provides the intellectual framework for understanding genocide and the human responses to it in a collaboration with The International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies and the University of Minnesota. The program explores the universality of the issues related to genocide and takes a comparative approach for understanding the Armenian Genocide, The Holocaust, the Cambodian Genocide and Rwandan Genocides, and more recent events with genocidal overtones. Other themes explored include the mass violation of human rights; women, children, and genocide; how to teach about genocide; issues of memorialization and representation; and possibilities of dialogue and reconciliation between perpetrator and victim groups. This course is taught by national and local scholars in the field. Sponsored by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Institute for Global Studies. This is a two credit course. Participants will be billed for tuition and fees. Tuition is approximately $698 for 2 professional graduate credits, plus University fees. $200 scholarships will be given to all educators.
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