The Important Role of Teachers in Nation-Building

July 16, 2005

Rossing Foundation,Rand Street Khomasdal,  Windhoek, Namibia

        8:30 Welcome  Pandu Hailonga,  Center for Global Education

         Greetings from Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Minnesota USA

        The Importance of Teachers           Dr. Gretchen Kranz Irvine

        Introduction to the conference schedule


Round table discussions:  Hearing the Voices of Teachers

                 Share ways that you are a teacher, the rewards and challenges for you

_______________10:00-11:00  Concurrent Sessions- Please choose one

What teachers need

To know about HIV AIDS

Dr. Shamani Shikwambi

Hyperactivity Attention

Deficit Disorder

Elizabeth Shino


Mathematics for citizenship

Dr. Cathy Wick


Nengola or

Mrs Uahengo

(Possible topic: The relevance of  a learner centered approach to nation building

Tea Break

Oral language development is an important part of literacy development – Mr. Jerome Mutumba former lecturer in the Department of English, Ongwediva College of Education)



The Role of Teachers in Helping Learners Decolonize Their Minds – Pandu Hailonga

                                                 Brown Bag working lunch

“Meeting the Needs of All Learners in the Classroom”   Dr. Carol Knicker


Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

Preparing Teachers for Environmental Education and Conservation and Developing Partnerships for Curriculum Development

Cheetah Conservation


Cooperative Learning

Dr. Nancy Desmond

Children Affected by HIV AIDS  Cynthia Haihambo

Using Technology for Teaching and Learning Robert Bill


                             Our voices together

Closing Session:  What have we learned?

                             What actions can we take on behalf of learners and teachers?

                             Who shall we tell?

“The Important Role of Teachers in Nation-Building”  Dr. Shamani Shikwambi