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Educators conference draws hundreds of teachers, officials
by Jim Karpen

The Review, Vol. 19, #17    Translate This Article
Washington, DC, United States
28 May 2004

Over 250 educators and officials attended a one-day conference this month in Washington, D.C., that focused on the benefits of Consciousness-Based education, with over 75 of them signing up to attend a follow-up workshop on how to implement Consciousness-Based education in schools.

The event was initiated by M.U.M.'s Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy and organized by leaders of the Maharishi Peace Palace in Bethesda, Maryland, and by the U.S. Peace Government under the direction of Professor John Hagelin.

Presenting at the conference were research scientists who spoke about benefits in the areas of academic achievement, treatment of learning disabilities, and health.

In addition, students who practice the Transcendental Meditation® technique, including two students from Maharishi School, Nelina Loiselle and Wes Dearborn, spoke about the Transcendental Meditation technique and its value in a student's life.

The conference also featured a private school in Maryland that is teaching the Transcendental Meditation technique to students diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This study is being conducted by William R. Stixrud, Ph.D., a specialist in the neuropsychological assessment of children with learning disabilities, and Sarina Grosswald, Ed.D., an expert in cognitive learning.

Seven young students in the study attended the conference and were introduced to the participants, who noted how well behaved and settled they were. They already seemed to have benefited from their three-month practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique.

In addition to Dr. Stixrud and Dr. Grosswald, other presenters included Otelio Randall, M.D., professor of internal medicine at Howard University, and Vernon Barnes, who received his Ph.D. from Maharishi University of Management and is now a research scientist at the Medical College of Georgia.

Copyright 2004, Maharishi University of Management

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