2012 Hong Kong International Conference on Education, Psychology and Society (2012 HKICEPS) is an interdisciplinary international conference that invites academics, independent scholars and researchers from around the world to meet and exchange the latest ideas and discuss issues concerning education, psychology and society towards sustainable development.
The use of schools and other education institutions for military purposes by armed forces and non-state armed groups during wartime endangers students and their education around the world, said the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack in a new study. The 77-page study, “Lessons In War: Military Use of Schools and Other Education Institutions during Conflict”, examines the use of schools and other education institutions for military purposes by government armed forces and opposition or pro-government armed groups during times of armed conflict or insecurity. Schools are used for barracks, logistics bases, operational headquarters, weapons and ammunition caches, detention and interrogation centers, firing and observation positions, and recruitment grounds.
The Global Gender Gap Report 2012 benchmarks national gender gaps of 135 countries on economic, political, education- and health-based criteria. The Global Gender Gap Index was developed in 2006, partially to address the need for a consistent and comprehensive measure of gender equality that can track a country’s progress over time. The index points to potential role models by revealing those countries that – within their region or income group – are leaders in dividing resources more equitably between women and men than other countries, regardless of the overall level of resources available.
Exploring Leadership and Learning Theories in Asia (ELLTA) will take place December 11-13, 2012 in Malaysia and will be co-hosted by the University of Utara Malaysia. ELLTA invites contributions to highlight Asian perspectives on Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Given the enormity and diversity of challenges facing the world at large, and Asia, in particular, the transformation of societies requires creative and innovative responses, and individual and collective entrepreneurship. http://ellta.org/
Art Basel, Miami: From December 6 through 9, Miami Beach, Florida, will host the 11th edition of Art Basel. More than 260 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa will take part, showcasing works by more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. http://miamibeach.artbasel.com/
Creative Innovation (CI) is a conference and series of workshops in Melbourne, Australia. It will take place November 28-30, 2012. It is the place to learn from world-changing innovators, futurists and inspired thinkers in an interactive community. Discover strategies and techniques for creative leadership and innovation. http://www.creativeinnovationglobal.com.au/
The UN Guidance for Effective Mediation, presented in September 2012 at a high-level event on the sidelines of the 67th United Nations General Assembly, is the first broad UN guidance of this kind available to mediators. It reflects the experience of mediators over more than six decades and was developed in close cooperation with United Nations partners including member states, regional and subregional organizations.
In a blog post on the website GenderIT.org, German researcher Sigrid Kannengießer describes how digital storytelling provides a powerful way of using information and communication technologies to empower marginalized women. Digital stories are produced and distributed by digital media. In digital storytelling workshops, marginalized women and women’s rights activists develop a forum to tell their stories and share their experiences by producing short films about themselves.
The October, 2012 edition of The Peace Journalist is now available for free download. The Peace Journalist is a semi-annual publication of the Center for Global Peace Journalism at Park University in Parkville, Missouri. The Peace Journalist is dedicated to disseminating news and information for and about teachers, students, and practitioners of peace and conflict sensitive journalism. The October issue contains an article by Jake Lynch entitled, "Peace journalism works."
Amnesty International has launched a new resource in connection with the Human Rights Friendly Schools project. Adopting a whole-school approach, the Human Rights Friendly Schools project aims to empower young people and promote the active participation of all members of the school community to integrate human rights values and principles into key areas of school life. Developed by Amnesty International within the context of the UN World Programme for Human Rights Education, the Human Rights Friendly Schools project builds on and complements existing local and national initiatives undertaken in recent years.