|Nationality||Ukrainian. Tatar ethnicity.|
|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|
|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|
|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.
|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...|
|Contact||E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org|
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