ERIC Number: ED459128
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
The Human Rights Education Handbook: Effective Practices for Learning, Action, and Change. Human Rights Education Series, Topic Book.
Conveying the "common language of humanity" is the whole purpose of human rights education. Concerned citizens need to understand and embrace the fundamental principles of human dignity and equality and accept the personal responsibility to defend the rights of all people. This handbook is intended to help people who care about human rights to become effective educators, able to share both their passion and their knowledge. To further human rights education in its many forms, the handbook lays out the basics: why, for whom, what, where, who, and how. It draws on the experience of educators and organizations, illustrating their effective practices and distilling their accumulated insights. The handbook is designed to be used as a ready reference and tool: easy to read, easy to use, easy to photocopy. Each chapter can stand alone. The handbook is divided into the following parts: "Introduction"; "Part 1: An Introduction to Human Rights Education"; "Part 2: The Art of Facilitation"; "Part 3: Essential Components of Human Rights Education"; "Part 4: Methodologies for Human Rights Education"; "Part 5: Planning Presentations for Human Rights Education"; "Part 6: Evaluating Human Rights Programs"; "Part 7: Human Rights Education Resources" (i.e., printed and electronic resources, media resources, organizations engaged in human rights education, Web sites for human rights education); and "Index of Methods, Techniques, and Activities." (BT)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Secondary Education, Social Studies
Human Rights Resource Center, University of Minnesota, 229 19th Avenue South, Room 439, Minneapolis, MN 55455 ($19.95). Tel: 888-HREDUC8 (Toll Free); Fax: 612-625-2011; e-mail: email@example.com. For full text: http://www.hrusa.org/hrmaterials/hreduseries/hrhandbook1/toc .html.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Human Rights Resource Center.; Stanley Foundation, Muscatine, IA.