What does citizenship education look like in a country affected by armed conflict and economic crises?
My guest today, Bassel Akar, has closely examined citizenship and history education in Lebanon. Some of his research focuses on the ways in which teachers demonstrate their agency for curricular and pedagogical change through innovative approaches inside the classroom.
Bassel Akar is Associate Professor of Education and Director of the Center for Applied Research in Education at Notre Dame University in Lebanon. Last year he published a book entitled Citizenship Education in conflict-affected areas: Lebanon and beyond.
Citation: Akar, Bassel, interview with Will Brehm, FreshEd, 207, podcast audio, July 20, 2020. https://freshedpodcast.com/basselakar/