Proposed K-12 Fulbright-Hays Group Project Grant - Conflict Resolution Study
Thursday, September 22, 2011
By Julie Saylor
Are you interested in travel to the Caucasus to study and learn more about conflict resolution and how to put it to work in your class?
“If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, after reading the information below, please fill out the short survey linked below. You are not obligating yourself in any way, but just indicating to us you want to be contacted should this project be funded.”
In brief - Grant Proposal:
This proposed Fulbright-Hays Group Project Grant is for K-12 educators to study/travel in the region of the Caucasus. We propose to study the land, people, history, culture, institutions, and geopolitics of Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan. A particular focus of interest is the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh land dispute with historical similarities to land disputes encountered within the state of Montana and the twelve recognized American Indian tribes residing here. Montana state law mandates “Indian Education for All” across its curriculum K-12. Participants will visit urban and rural areas within the Transcaucasia to interact, and discuss similar conflicts between specifically targeted demographic areas. This will allow for interexchange of ideas and use of the knowledge gained incorporating new curricula for a more holistic/global study of conflict resolution in multiple aspects of daily life around the world. The intent of the Group Project is to identify specific areas that breed “conflict” and develop lessons that incorporate “conflict resolution”.
Sue Robinson, Instructor
Montana State University Billings
1500 University Drive
Billings, MT 69101