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I pace term three 2014 student application

  1. 1. iPACE 2014 Application: Term 3 1 American Center Institute for Political and Civic Engagement (iPACE) Term 3, 2014 Application (July 28 – August 30, 2014) Application Instructions: Please submit the completed application by midnight, July 6, 2014. You may deliver the completed application to the American Center guard booth, attention iPACE Program, or via email to iPACE@state.gov iPACE Program iPACE@state.gov ၆ ၂၀၁၄ ၁၂ You may complete the application in English or Myanmar language. Institute for Political and Civic Engagement (iPACE) Please type or handwrite clearly in pen. (Zawgyi- One ) Section 1 – Background Information ၁ - 1. Full Name: ( ) 2. Current Address (Street, City, Division/ State): ( - ) 3. Would you be traveling from outside Yangon to attend iPACE? Yes or No?: (iPACE ( ) )
  2. 2. iPACE 2014 Application: Term 3 2 4. Email Address: ( ) 5. Telephone: ( ) 6. Sex (M/ F/Other): ( - ) 7. Date of Birth (day/ month/ year): - ) 8. Organization: ( ၀ ) 9. Job Title: ( ) 10. Ethnicity: ( ) 11. Religion: ( ) 12. Are you an iPACE alumni?: ( iPACE ) 13. Please indicate your current position level in your organization using the following scale. Volunteer ၀ Entry Level ၀ Technical Staff ၀ Middle Management Senior Management
  3. 3. iPACE 2014 Application: Term 3 3 Section 2 – Professional and Volunteer Experience ၂- What work or activities, both paid and volunteer, are you doing now or have you done in the past? Please fill out the table below in the order of your most recent experiences first. ( ) ၀ ၀ ( ) 14-a. Professional Experience (Paid) ၀ Organization Job Title Activities/ Work You Do ၀ Location Start:mm/yy End: mm/yy ( ) ( ) 14-b. Volunteer Experience (Unpaid) ၀ Organization Job Title Activities/ Work You Do ၀ Location Start: mm/yy End: mm/yy ( ) ( )
  4. 4. iPACE 2014 Application: Term 3 4 Section 3 – Essay Section ၃- Please write a one or two paragraph response for each of the following questions. Please write in complete sentences and be sure to provide all of the requested information and details. (Remember, this is a competitive application process and we are looking for the best answers.) You may write on the back of this page if necessary. ( iPACE ) 15. Please give an example of a time you led an activity to change something in your organization or community. ( ) ၀
  5. 5. iPACE 2014 Application: Term 3 5 16-a. Please give an example of something you want your organization or political party to do in 2015 to help the transition process? ( ) ၂၀၁၅ 16-b. iPACE courses are designed to assist civic and political activists in their work. Explain how this iPACE course will help you in your organization or to achieve your goals? iPACE iPACE ( ) iPACE
  6. 6. iPACE 2014 Application: Term 3 6 Section 4 – Class Selection ၄ - Please mark up to two classes you would like to take and based on your own schedule, in order of priority (1 = 1st priority, 2 = 2nd priority). NOTE – iPACE offers concurrent courses in the afternoon. You cannot take courses which take place at the same time. Please be advised of this during your course selection. ၂ ၁ ၂ (၁ = ၂ = ) iPACE Term 3: July 28 – August 30, 2014 (five week accelerated course) Class: Pluralism and Citizenship Monday, Wednesday: 2 pm – 6 pm ၂ - ၆ Class: Voter Education Section A: ( ) Monday, Wednesday: 2 pm – 6 pm ၂ - ၆ Section B: ( ) Tuesday, Thursday: 2 pm – 6 pm ၂ - ၆ Class: English for Special Purposes Tuesday, Thursday: 9 am – 12 pm And Friday: 2 pm – 5 pm ၉ - ၁၂ ၂ - ၅ Class: Conflict Transformation Tuesday, Thursday: 2 pm – 6 pm ၂ - ၆ Class: Training of Trainers (ToT) for Civic Educators Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 am – 12 pm ၉ - ၁၂ Section 5 – Certification ၅- ၀ Certification: I certify that I completed this application personally and that the information contained therein is factual and accurate. ၀ - ၀ Signature: ( ) Date: )
  7. 7. iPACE 2014 Application: Term 3 7 CLASS DESCRIPTIONS & TERM THREE OVERVIEW We encourage anyone who is working for community development in political parties, labour movements/institutions and non-governmental organizations (NGO) or civil society organizations (CSO) to apply. Members of international NGOs are not eligible. iPACE hopes to attract participants who will use what they learn in the courses in their work and organizations to promote positive democratic change. / ( ) ၀ ( ) iPACE Term 3, 2014 Below is a list of course descriptions and who the course is intended for: ၄ Education Track 1. NEW: Pluralism and Citizenship: This course will explore concepts of social and cultural pluralism (racial, ethnic, physical, and religious), and how they are different from diversity and how it is the critical foundation of the protection of human rights, citizenship and democratic development. The course will also explore tools and pluralistic mechanisms for civil society engagement and how pluralism can be used to mitigate social risks in democratic development. The Pluralism & Citizenship course is designed by Jena Karim, World Learning’s Technical Advisor for Civil Society and Governance. The Pluralism and Citizenship course is perfect for civic and political leaders seeking a greater understand of cultural pluralism to enhance their own peace-building, tolerance-building, or other inter-cultural activities. Pluralism and Citizenship ၄
  8. 8. iPACE 2014 Application: Term 3 8 World Learning Civil Society and Governance Jena Karim ( ) 2. NEW: Voter Education: The Voter Education course will cover election terminology, electoral system and constituencies, electoral complaints and adjudication processes, voter registration, as well as select civic education components (i.e. good governance, governing actors and institutions, constitutional mandate of the election commission). The course will focus on Myanmar’s electoral frameworks, drawing upon international standards and examples as needed. The course will be developed by an international voter education expert, to be determined. The course is ideal for participants looking to become involved in “get out the vote” activities or other voter education activities within their own organizations. Voter Education ( ) ၄ ( ) 3. Conflict Transformation: This class will examine issues of peace building and reconciliation, human rights with an emphasis on the rights of minority groups, women, and persons with disabilities, religious tolerance. It will focus on legal frameworks as well as community-driven activities to promote tangible peace building. Course designed by Lerio Caseria Latumbo, School of International Training. The course is designed for human and civil rights defenders, civic educators, organizational leaders, and advocates who want a stronger understanding of conflict.
  9. 9. iPACE 2014 Application: Term 3 9 Conflict Transformation School of International Training Lerio Caseria Latumbo Training Track 1. NEW: Training of Trainers (ToT) for Civic Educators: This training of trainers (ToT) course for civic educators, designed to allow students to learn effective pedagogy to aid in the implementation of their own civic education courses when using iPACE or other materials. The ToT for civic educators will borrow from World Learning's extensive Master ToT and QuiLT programs implemented at the American Center, Yangon. The ToT content will be adapted to address the unique needs of civic educators. Course designed by Sai Aung Thein, iPACE Advocacy & Training Advisor. Training of Trainers (ToT) for Civic Educators is designed for trainers and civic leaders seeking to implement their own civic or political education programs. Training of Trainers (ToT) for Civic Educators (Civic Education) iPACE ( ) ၄ World Learning Master ToT QuiLT iPACE Advocacy & Training Advisor ( )
  10. 10. iPACE 2014 Application: Term 3 10 2. English for Special Purposes: This class will assist students to communicate about civic education in English, including topics related to political systems, constitutionalism, and advocacy. The class will help develop students’ English vocabulary and communication abilities around these issues to communicate with donors and the wider international audience. English for Special Purposes is designed for students who maintain a strong level of English conversation skills. English for Special Purposes