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Transforming Civics and Conflict

Bassel Akar

Bassel Akar is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Humanities and Director of the Center for Applied Research in Education at the Notre Dame University – Louaize, Lebanon. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Citizenship Education in Conflict-Affected Areas : Lebanon and Beyond

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...The provisions of citizenship education through a prescribed civics curriculum coupled with a dominant pedagogical culture of knowledge transference tested by accuracy of recall undermine any aims of formal schooling for active citizenship....

Constructing Ideals of Citizenship for Living Together

Bassel Akar

Bassel Akar is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Humanities and Director of the Center for Applied Research in Education at the Notre Dame University – Louaize, Lebanon. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Citizenship Education in Conflict-Affected Areas : Lebanon and Beyond

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...This chapter defines a vision of citizenship for social reconstruction and learning to live together under principles of human rights and democracy in areas affected by armed conflict. An ideal citizenship provides education researchers...

Education for Development and Social Reconstruction

Bassel Akar

Bassel Akar is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Humanities and Director of the Center for Applied Research in Education at the Notre Dame University – Louaize, Lebanon. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Citizenship Education in Conflict-Affected Areas : Lebanon and Beyond

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...During post–armed conflict reform, education provides an action plan for a new vision of citizenship that empowers young people to respond to ongoing conflicts like gender-based violence and corruption. Citizenship education also engages...

Peace Education and Peacebuilding across the Conflict Continuum: Insights from Lebanon

Peace Education : International Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Attention to the role, strategy, and effectiveness of the UN Peacebuilding Architecture, and the function of education therein, has prompted debates about the timing and sequencing of peacebuilding activities in education across...

Lebanon: Education Policy in Times of Conflict and Change

Bassel Akar

Bassel Akar is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Humanities and Director of the Center for Applied Research in Education at the Notre Dame University – Louaize, Lebanon. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Citizenship Education in Conflict-Affected Areas : Lebanon and Beyond

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...A special focus into the nature of diversity and conflicts in Lebanon explains the various citizenship ideals that have transpired throughout its history as a nation-state and how these ideals shaped the directions of education policy...

Schooling for Youth and Community Empowerment and Resilience During and After Violent Conflict

Education and Disadvantaged Children and Young People

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...Introduction Over the past 15 years, more than 35 countries have experienced armed conflict, impacting millions of children, with over 40 per cent of the world's out-of-school children living in conflict-affected countries (UNESCO...

Undermining Active Citizenship

Bassel Akar

Bassel Akar is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Humanities and Director of the Center for Applied Research in Education at the Notre Dame University – Louaize, Lebanon. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Citizenship Education in Conflict-Affected Areas : Lebanon and Beyond

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...In a synthesis of students’ and teachers’ constructs of citizenship and experiences of pedagogy inside the civics classroom, findings suggest an authoritarian-like pedagogical culture that undermines aims of education for active...

Lebanon: Legacy of the Past and Present Challenges

Education in the Arab World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Education Around the World chapter

...Introduction Education in Lebanon excites a powerful allure to a complex and variegated history in the Near East. With an estimated population of 4.7 million inhabitants hailing from...

Young People: Their Citizenship, Their Learning

Bassel Akar

Bassel Akar is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Humanities and Director of the Center for Applied Research in Education at the Notre Dame University – Louaize, Lebanon. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Citizenship Education in Conflict-Affected Areas : Lebanon and Beyond

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Over 400 Lebanese students in grades 10 and 11 completed open-ended survey packs that included a diamond-nine ranking activity and engaged in classroom discussions on their individual practices and aspirations of good citizenship...

Teachers: Teaching Civics

Bassel Akar

Bassel Akar is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Humanities and Director of the Center for Applied Research in Education at the Notre Dame University – Louaize, Lebanon. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Citizenship Education in Conflict-Affected Areas : Lebanon and Beyond

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Nearly fifty civics teachers across public and private schools in Lebanon shared their approaches to learning and teaching citizenship in the civics curriculum. While many teachers explained their understandings of an ideal citizenship...