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Tuesday, 26 May 2009 11:51

Call for Proposals

Written by  Erin Hulme
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Proposal Forms:
Paper Proposal (Word .doc file)
Workshop Proposal (Word .doc file)

In association with the McMaster University Centre for Peace Studies, the Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace is pleased to announce the 8th annual Peace Education Conference in Canada.  This year, the theme is, “bringing greater peace to our schools”, and it will be held at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON between November 12th and 15th, 2009.  The pre-conference will take place earlier that week between the 9th and the 12th.  It will include day long Indigenous, LGBTQ and Youth peace education conferences, as well as diverse workshops engaging with the various aspects of local peace work.  Throughout both the pre and main conference, there will be a sub focus on the role of “gender and sexuality”, as well as “emotional, social and spiritual intelligence” in advancing the goals of peace education.

We are seeking proposals from diverse communities that can offer unique insights around how we can best prepare to introduce peace education into the public school system at all levels (preschool, elementary, high school and college/university) across Canada.  Both theoretical and practical suggestions for advancing a culture of peace within formal school communities are welcome.  Presenters, facilitators and speakers are encouraged to focus on the necessity for integrating peace education into curricula in mainstream school systems, what this process can look and feel like, how we can achieve this logistically and/or how we can address ongoing challenges that educators may be facing as they strive to promote peace and justice in their classrooms and greater school communities.    

At this moment, we are inviting proposals for workshops, panels, displays and creative intermissions.  Preference will be attributed to those that explicitly model the values and character of peace education both in content and approach.  As well, in the spirit of peace education, we strive to be open and inclusive to diverse communities and invite perspectives representing varying ages, genders, sexualities, cultures, classes, races, regions, religions, spiritualities, abilities, etc.  

We look forward to hearing from you and hope to find a way to showcase and share the important work you are doing to advance peace on this planet!  Please join us as we converge this November to build a more supportive network of educators striving for peace within themselves, their families, classrooms and greater communities.  Together, we can share and celebrate our passions, experiences, skills and suggestions in order to make peace education accessible and available to all learners throughout this country. 

Deadline for submissions is May 30th, 2009.

Proposal Forms:
Paper Proposal (Word .doc file)
Workshop Proposal (Word .doc file)

Proposals must be submitted using our provided form.  Completed proposals can be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or faxed to (905) 570-1167. Please put “conference proposal” in the subject line. 

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