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Cultural Diversities East and West: Postcommunism, Postcolonialism and Ethnicity

Central European University, 22 July-2 August 2002

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Residence Simferopol
Nationality Ukrainian. Tatar ethnicity.
Sex Female
Age 49
Educational background B.A.hon. in English Language, Ferghana State Pedagogical (1974)
7 various diplomas from various English training programs and seminars (Business English, English Methodology, Cooperative Learning, EFL Teacher raining)
Present position Senior English Teacher
Currently teaching: Practical Course of English, Conversational Practice, Country Studies.
Employer Crimean State Industrial and Pedagogical Institute, Simferopol, Ukraine
Research interests Tolerance and Social Cohesion through Education, Information and Culture
Current research  
Conferences, competitions...
  • 1994   Brighton, England   IATEFL 28th International Conference
  • 1992   Turkey   International Conference on Eucation of Women
  • 1998   Kazakhstan   1st ELTACS Conference   Presentation of the textbook Wordwise and Tolerance as a Mode of Conflict Prevention
  • Tashkent   paper: "Gender equality".
Experience abroad 1995   a 6-week Program in English Methodology and American Studies at the English Language Center of Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
1994   a 4-month participation in a Textbook Project, Reading, England.
Professional affiliation English Teachers' Association
  • Concise Economic Dictionary for Managers, Ferghana, 1993.
  • New Concept of Teaching Foreign Languages for Specific Purposes, Freghana, 1997
  • English for Uzbekistan [secondary school textbook], in co-authorship with the team of textbook writers, England, Reading University, 1994.
  • "Medical Aid" and "Everyday Services", two units for an English textbook created by the FLTC teachers' staff, 1997.
  • English for Biology Majors [textbook], Ferghana, 1999.
  • English for Communication [textbook for senior students of higher education establishments], forthcoming.
Excerpts from publications  
Case study for the summer course  
Statement of interest I reside on the multicultural peninsula of Crimea. People of different ethnic backgrounds are living here and tolerance is the core of peaceful coexistence and stability in Crimea. Tolerance is not a passive phenomenon whereby people 'tolerate' and act indifferently towards others. It is a dynamic process of interaction between peoples of diferent cultures, traditions and values.

My parents are Crimean Tatars and were forcibly deported from Crimea in 1944, together with Bulgarians, Greeks, Armenians and Germans to Central Asia. I spent most of my life in Uzbekistan and now, after returning back to my motherland Crimea, I'd like to contribute to the educational system. The educational system has never addressed multiculturalism, and instead of mitigating the tension, the teacher's attitude at times can aggravate the conflict situation. The educators require training to develop skills to build tolerant environment in the institutes and schools.

As a representative of an ethnic minority   the Crimean Tatars   I want to study more about cultural diversity and make a contribution in this field in my homeland to make it a nice place for everybody to live and coexist in peace and stability.

Personal message  
Plans for the future Next year I'm planning to open a Youth Cultural Center to attract students of various nationalities and conduct some seminars, workshops, roundtables, cultural events and other initiatives which will bring together young people. I also hope to discuss and find solutions to the many problems and barriers facing all young people in Ukraine today.
Language proficiency I speak 6 languages...
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