The Managing Multiethnic Communities Program of LGI, in cooperation with the Center for Policy Studies and Curriculum Resource Center of Central European University, Budapest, invites teachers and instructors in institutions of higher education to apply for a Curriculum Development Workshop in Budapest, Hungary.
Overview: Ethnic, linguistic, religious, gender and other forms of diversity are central issues for public administration. However, contemporary public administration education rarely relates diversity to public administration, and often, public administrators lack the awareness and skills to integrate diversity into their work effectively. By incorporating diversity into the curriculum of university departments, schools and institutes of public administration can build public administrators´ awareness and skills in managing diverse communities.
This workshop will bring together educators from a range of social, political, and economic contexts and institutions. Participants will: get to a better understanding of the principles that link diversity and public administration; enhance their knowledge and skills so as to incorporate diversity into their curriculum effectively; and clarify how public administration education/institutions can be a model of good diversity management. The workshop offers an opportunity for teachers in higher education to discuss and develop their courses and generate ideas for future cooperation.
This is the second workshop on this theme co-organized by these institutions. For information on the previous session (March 2008), visit: http://lgi.osi.hu/documents.php?id=1991
Important Note: There are many approaches to the public management of diversity. This workshop will include a session during which experienced lecturers and participants will present and discuss the theoretical frameworks and approaches that underpin their courses. As a preparation for this session, we ask applicants to submit a one-page description of their approach to diversity, as it relates to their course design. Applicants may refer to specific authors, works, theories, or broad approaches with which they are familiar. This short description should be attached to the application package when submitted to the CRC.
About Topical Issues in Curriculum Development Workshops: These sessions are expected to cover topical issues of particular importance to the development of higher education in the region, in all areas related to curriculum development. Organized by the CRC office in cooperation with a wide range of strategic partners, these sessions address current trends in curriculum development, degree structures and particular or special interest issues. These sessions could be directed at a particular group of academics or focus on a target region or institution(s).
Costs: All costs related to transportation and accommodation during the sessions will be covered by the CRC.
CRC Applicants must:
* Be university teachers and/ or professionals (who teach part-time) in the Social Sciences and Humanities from the region (non EU countries) who are preparing to revise or develop their courses;
* Have sufficient English language ability, both written and spoken, to participate in discussions and use resource materials;
* Submit an application with all accompanying required documents as stated on the CRC application form.
Curriculum Resource Session application forms can be found on the side bar of this page or the CRC's homepage.
Curriculum Resource Center (CRC) / Central European University Nador utca 9, H -1051 Budapest, Hungary;
Tel: ++ (36 - 1) 327 3189 or 327 3000;
Fax: ++ (36 -1) 327 3190
WWW address: http://www.ceu.hu/crc/