BURBANK–The conference titled "Armenian Education in North America: Reassessment in The Context of The Changing Armenian American Identity," came to a successful end on the evening of June 5. The aim of the two-day conference–organized by the Board of Regents of Prelacy Armenian Schools–was to address the variety of challenges that Armenian education and instruction face.
At hand to discuss topics dealing with Armenian-American cultural identity and the evolving nature of Armenian education were Armenian school principals–representatives of various Armenian schools–teachers–university professors–psychologists–educational consultants and professionals from Canada–and Eastern and Western United States.
The conference began on the morning of Friday–June 4. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian–Woodbury university president Dr. Ken Neilson–vice-chairman of the Western Prelacy Executive Council Dr. Hacop Der Megerdichian–and Chairman of the Board of Regents Yeznik Kazandjian–addressed participants at the opening of the conference.
Topics covered were "Development of the Armenian-American Cultural Identity: A Sociological and Psychological Perspectives,"Pedagogical Challenges in Armenian Education and Instruction," and "Armenian Education and the reassessment of the Armenian curriculum."
Extensive coverage of the conference will be available in the Saturday–June 19 issue of Asbarez.