Activities of the Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Educational Research

Vol.8 (2) of the Mediterranean Journal of Educational Studies has just been published. The issue reports on educational reform in Egypt, on education and social capital in Cyprus, on teacher education in Turkey, on higher secondary schools in Greece, on the relationship between the state and higher education in Turkey, and on teaching critical thinking in Palestine. The issue also carries a homage to Edward Said, written by Professor Joseph Buttigieg. The MJES is a biannual refereed journal edited by Professor Ronald G. Sultana, Director of the Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Educational Research.

guidance A report authored by Professor Ronald G. Sultana has just been published by the European Commission’s agency for vocational educational research, CEDEFOP. The book, entitled "Guidance Policies in the Knowledge Society: Trends, Challenges and Responses across Europe", provides an analytic synthesis of career guidance developments in 29 European countries. The report was launched in Dublin, at a conference organized by the Irish Presidency for the European Union Ministers of Education, on the 28-29 April 2004.

The Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Educational Research has just finalized a report on the state of educational provision for children of Palestinian refugees in UNRWA schools in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, the West Bank and Gaza. The report, written by EMCER director Professor Ronald G. Sultana on behalf of UNESCO, entailed observation visits to several schools, as well as interviews with teachers, parents and students.

5th May 2004