Curriculum Reform for Promoting Democracy and Civic Education in higher education in Israel and in Georgia (CURE) is an ERASMUS+ Key Action 2 Capacity Building for Higher Education Project that was selected for the 2016 programs. It is a three year project which unites professionals from 17 different institutions located in six different countries who share a common vision that relates to the role of higher education and more specifically teacher-training programs in promoting values that are so essential for our societies today. This is a joint project which is aimed to directly benefit Israeli and Georgian universities and colleges. Gordon Academic College of Education from Haifa Israel is the coordinating institution and I am privileged to be the coordinator of this project. I am an anthropologist and head GACE’s Office of International relations and had the amazing experience of coordinating the successful program of DOIT (http://tempus-doit.sapir.ac.il/ ) that promoted Diversity and Children’s Rights in teacher-training programs (also in Georgia and in Israel). It is our aim that CURE’s important programs that consist of developing new courses; Faculty training workshops; Student leadership training for student activities, establishing Civic education clubs/centers at CURE's Israeli and Georgian universities, and establishing civic clubs in schools where students practice teach will, like DOIT, have a sustainable impact on our institutions and other institutions in our societies.
See more: cures-newsletterfirst-edition-52.pdf