ERIC Number: ED188967
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
A Guide for Improving Public School Practices in Human Rights.
Oklahoma Univ., Norman. Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies.; Phi Delta Kappa, Bloomington, IN. Commission of Education, Human Rights, and Responsibilities.; Oklahoma Univ., Norman. Coll. of Education.
The guide contains ideas, materials, and suggested practices for teachers and administrators in dealing with human rights issues. It is organized into six parts. Part I discusses the human rights concept, its importance in Western democratic society, its legal bases, racism, and school responsibility. Part II outlines the responsibilities of administrative leadership for appropriate human rights education. Topics include the role of state and educational organizations, and obstacles the school administrator must overcome. Part III deals with methods for increasing teacher competency in human rights. The chapter includes a model for workshops or study groups. Part IV presents material for the study of individual human rights, provides check lists for evaluating human rights behavior, and includes case studies. Part V deals with curriculum development. Topics include social studies and language arts improvement, the study of controversial issues, equality of the sexes in curriculum and services, and methods for evaluating the school in terms of multicultural education. Part VI focuses on student rights, the law, and student unrest. Appendices include charts for organizing in-house and district-wide participation in improving school practices in human rights, a student rights inventory, and a scale to determine the attitudes of teachers and school administrators toward human rights of students. An annotated bibliography lists materials relating to specific rights, guidelines, school codes, materials, and basic rights. Lists of audiovisual materials and contact sources are also provided. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Audiovisual Aids, Case Studies, Civil Liberties, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Evaluation Methods, Guides, Inservice Education, Language Arts, Multicultural Education, Resource Materials, Social Studies, Student Rights, Teacher Responsibility
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma Univ., Norman. Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies.; Phi Delta Kappa, Bloomington, IN. Commission of Education, Human Rights, and Responsibilities.; Oklahoma Univ., Norman. Coll. of Education.
Note: Prepared with the cooperation of the National Council of Christians and Jews.