ERIC Number: EJ1094228
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1740 0201
Women's Human Rights Education Trainers in Turkey: Situated Empowerment for Social Change
Tibbitts, Felisa L.
Journal of Peace Education, v13 n1 p41-59 2016
This article presents evidence of the links between human rights education and social change by analyzing the long-term effects on 88 trainers engaged in a non-formal adult training program sponsored by a women's human rights group in Turkey, Women for Women's Human Rights--New Ways. In this article, I show the transformative impacts of carrying out human rights education on the trainers themselves: in their identity; knowledge, skills, and attitudes; and behaviors in their family and in the workplace. This article extends the treatment of an emerging question within social change theory--that of the long-term influence on activists brought about by their very engagement in these activities. At the same time, because the activists are trainers associated with a human rights education program that infuses critical pedagogy with a feminist perspective, this qualitative case study provides the opportunity to explore "situated empowerment" on trainers in both their personal and professional domains. The article concludes that further studies of human rights educators engaged as long-term trainers will further enrich the social change literature and the treatment of activists.
Descriptors: Females, Civil Rights, Adult Education, Social Change, Social Theories, Activism, Foreign Countries, Critical Theory, Teaching Methods, Case Studies, Feminism, Questionnaires, Teacher Attitudes, Mixed Methods Research, Surveys, Interviews, Focus Groups, Observation, Phenomenology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey