Marrakech - The Moroccan Center for Civic Education in collaboration with its international and local partners will organize the Second Annual International Conference on Education for Democratic Citizenship, in Marrakech, on February 4 through 8, 2015.
Marrakech – The Moroccan Center for Civic Education in collaboration with its international and local partners will organize the Second Annual International Conference on Education for Democratic Citizenship, in Marrakech, on February 4 through 8, 2015.
The conference specifically tackles aspects of education for democratic citizenship under the theme of “The Role of Youth in Promoting Global Citizenship Education: Challenges and Opportunities.”
The conference expects scholars and participants to contribute with such investigations as fostering the field of education for democratic citizenship, and promoting youth’s sense of civic education.
Education is no longer merely for enhancing literature and numeracy, but it is a means of shaping the democratic life of youth, helping them embrace global citizenship, and opening their eyes and minds to their rights and responsibilities in society.
The news release quoted the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon as saying, “We must foster global citizenship. Education is about more than literacy and numeracy. It is also about citizenry. Education must fully assume its essential role in helping people to forge more just, peaceful and tolerant societies.”
The conference, will in detail deal with certain aspects of education. Among them are: education for democratic citizenship, intercultural dialogues, civic engagement, and education for the rule of law.
The organizers invite all those who are interested in contributing and participating in the event, for a successful conference and for a wide spread of knowledge and best practice in Global Citizenship.
For more details, including the goals and objectives of the conference, please check the conference website: http://iacedc.civicmorocco.org/
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