2012, 2013

Project: “School and Society” in Georgian language
Date: 2012-2013
Status: Completed

Center for civil integration and Inter-ethnic relations has translated and issued a book “School and Society” in Georgian language. “School and Society” is one of the five books in the highly regarded Teachers College Press Thinking about Education Series, now in its fifth edition. All of the books in this series are designed to help pre and in-service teachers bridge the gap between theory and practice.

The translation and publication of the book was financed by U.S. Embassy to Georgia, Book Translation Program. The translation was made by Shalva Tabatadze, director of Center for Civil Integration and Interethnic Relations and Natia Gorgadze, program manager of CCIIR.

This is a book about the relationship between school and society and includes most important issues in contemporary schooling. School and Society, fifth edition uses realistic case studies, dialogues and open-ended questions designed to stimulate thinking about problems related to school and society, including curriculum reform, social justice, and competing forms of research. Written in a style that speaks directly to today’s educator, this book tackles such crucial questions as: Do schools socialize students to become productive workers? Does schooling reproduce social class and pass on ethnic and gender biases? What besides subjects do students really learn in schools? Etc.

1000 copies were printed.

As the book primarily targets the students of the higher educational institutions, school personnel and state and non-state organizations working on education issues, number of presentations of the book took place. The presentations were held in the universities leading programs in education sciences, namely, State Universities of Gori, Akhaltsikhe, Kutaisi, Batumi and Telavi, as well as Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.