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View: Bicommunal teacher get-together a grand idea, but so very late

View: Bicommunal teacher get-together a grand idea, but so very late

  REPRESENTATIVES of Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot teaching unions attended a conference at the weekend to discuss the part education could play in cultivating a culture of peace and co-existence. As one participant said, this was the first time teachers from the two communities discussed their role in the efforts to find a settlement.

Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot teachers join efforts for peace

The first bicommunal Educational Conference entitled “Developing Peace Culture – The Role of Education” was held yesterday with the participation of Directors of Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot teachers` organizations. The Chairman of the Greek Cypriots teachers organisation, POED, Philios Phylaktou told the Cyprus News Agency that this was the first time Greek Cypriot and

Greek Cypriot teachers visited schools in the north & planted olive trees as a sign of peace

Around 60 Greek Cypriot teachers have crossed over to the occupied-area of Nicosia to visit Turkish Cypriot schools, conveying messages of peace, friendship and cooperation. As a symbolic gesture of peace between the two communities the Greek Cypriot teachers, who were accompanied on their visit by Turkish Cypriot teachers, gave olive trees to be planted

Teachers from both sides welcome new education technical committee

The ‘United Cyprus’ Teachers Platform made up of Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot teachers have welcomed the joint-decision of both President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci to set up an education technical committee. Read the rest on: http://in-cyprus.com/teachers-from-both-sides-welcome-new-committee/

We must root out the cancer of party and church control of education

By George Koumoullis “Tell me your teachers and I’ll tell you who you are,” goes the Greek saying which should reverberate in Cyprus after the unprovoked and unjustified attacks on Turkish Cypriots by students during the recent demonstrations condemning the establishment of the pseudo-state. Most of the students detained for these attacks were from one

KTOS sent a letter to Anastasiades regarding the attacks against Turkish Cypriots noting the need for “peace education”

During a speech by Dervis Eroglu, Turkish Cypriot teachers raised the slogan “we do not want education hostile to peace”   Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (18.11.15) reports that the Turkish Cypriot primary school teachers’ trade union (KTOS) sent a letter to the President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades, as regards the attack