Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dilek Latif was among the 20 academicians eligible to attend Summer School held by George Eckert and George Arnhold Institutes

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Added On: 05 January 2021, Tuesday, 08:12
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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dilek Latif was among the 20 academicians eligible to attend Summer School held by George Eckert and George Arnhold Institutes

Near East University International Relations Department Faculty Member Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dilek Latif was among the 20 academics who qualified to participate in the international summer school within the scope of the “Education for Sustainable Peace” program conducted by George Eckert and George Arnhold Institutes, one of the world’s leading European institutions.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dilek Latif qualified to attend the education program conducted by George Eckert and Georg Arnhold Institutes and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) which accepted only 20 academics to their program and the international conference titled “The Potential of Education for Integration”. The International Summer Conference brings together experienced academics, young researchers and practitioners working in the field of peace education. The program aims to develop new concepts to preserve and consolidate peace in society.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dilek Latif: “The summer school and conference organized by the George Eckert and George Arnhold Institutes make an important academic discussion environment.”
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Latif completed the 4-day training program organized online due to pandemic conditions with a certificate. Touching on the importance of the summer school held by George Eckert and George Arnhold Institutes and the academic discussion environment provided by the conference, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dilek Latif presented a paper titled “Obstacles to Integrative Education in Cyprus” at the international program, to which more than 100 distinguished academics and researchers from all over the world applied. The statement highlighted the two main challenges faced by integrative education for sustainable peace in Cyprus, addressing students’ ethnic-centered public education in separate schools and environments, and the adaptation problems of an increasing number of migrant and refugee children to the public education system on both sides of the island.

At the online conference, the interaction between immigrants, refugees, minorities and IDPs, social integration and education was examined, and regional differences in education, integration concepts, systems, resources and social conditions were evaluated.