I have been a staunch supporter of HRE since its inception. And I would love to become an area or regional representative for HRE, helping school systems, colleges and universities to incorporate human rights into their curriculum. This system has worked well for the Kennedy Center in their attempts to bring the arts back into the classroom -- frankly, I see a connection there. However, to my knowledge, HRE has no such system. As an educator -- an adjunct college instructor -- I have very limited means. I cannot afford to travel on my own budget to attend seminars, meetings and instruction. But surely we can find funds to create regional positions for educators to become teachers of teachers in the area of human rights. Educators who will travel from one school department to another teaching other educators ways to fold concepts of human rights into their existing curriculum. This is my best suggestion for success and I'm willing to back it up with my own time. No doubt others would be willing to do the same. Please feel free to contact me if this proposal interests you. We can work together on creating a budget. Kim Kimberly Wescott firstname.lastname@example.org Lafayette, LA 70503 On Thu, 18 Dec 2003, Felisa Tibbitts <email@example.com> wrote: >The U.N. Decade for Human Rights Education will conclude at the end of >2004! This benchmark is inspiring reflection among human rights educators >about our progress over the last ten years - as well as questions about >where we go from here. > >This will be one of the topics addressed in the spring 2004 issue of the >"4th R", Amnesty International-USA's magazine for educators. In this >issue, the editors would also like to include examples of how HRE is >taking place in less traditional subjects, that is, not just in social >studies classrooms but across subject areas and disciplines (science, >language arts, math, visual arts, etc.) > >I would like to invite listserv members to share their experiences in >teaching HRE in less traditional subjects. What curricular and >extracurricular strategies have you used? What were your successes? What >did students gain from these experiences? Would these strategies work in >other school settings with different student populations? The more >details, the better! Please send in your messages as soon as possible, as >we have a mid-January deadline for the article. > >You are also welcome to share your comments on the first Decade for HRE. >To your mind, what have been the accomplishments and what are the >remaining challenges for educators in the U.S.? What you think the future >holds for us or, alternatively, how we should hold the future? > >Your experiences and thoughts will enrich many members of the human rights >education community. We look forward to reading your comments! > ======== North American Human Rights Education listserv ======== Send mail intended for the list to <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Archives of the list can be found at: http://www.hrea.org/lists/hr-education-na/markup/maillist.php If you have problems (un)subscribing, contact <email@example.com>. **You are welcome to reprint, copy, archive, quote or re-post this item, but please retain the original and listserv source.
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