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ERIC Number: ED565921
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 247
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3037-2191-5
"These Rights Go beyond Borders and Pieces of Paper:" Urban High School Teachers and Newcomer Immigrant Youth Engaging in Human Rights Education
Schiller, Juliet
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of San Francisco
This qualitative study explored the ways that two ninth and tenth grade teachers and their newcomer immigrant students engaged in HRE using elements of critical pedagogy at an urban pubic high school. Research data included eight months of classroom observations and interviews with two teachers and nineteen of their students across four of their classrooms. In this study, the complexity of engaging in HRE with newcomer students was brought to light as two teachers enacted their vision of critical pedagogy, human rights content and learning goals, as well as English language instruction. The findings in this study conveyed that engaging in HRE was relevant to students' lives and provided meaningful opportunities to learn English while developing skills to articulate their struggles with racism, discrimination, gender issues, and immigration through the language of human rights. This study also highlighted the complications of HRE in practice with vulnerable youth. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Grade 10
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Language: English
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