INTEGRATING HUMAN RIGHTS INTO YOUR CURRICULUM: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATORS June 29 & 30, 2005 University of Connecticut, Storrs The imperative to provide and acquire comprehensive human rights education, as stipulated in Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, cannot be over-emphasized in today's increasingly interdependent world. The 1995-2004 United Nations Decade for Human Rights Education provided many opportunities for dissemination of the study of human rights for the youth of the 21st century. The decade set into motion a momentum for human rights education in all regions of the world. It is with the objective to provide interdisciplinary, cross-cultural and cross-regional human rights education to teachers and other practitioners, that the UNESCO Chair & Institute for Comparative Human Rights at the University of Connecticut in conjunction with the Coalition of Human Rights Organization in New England has designed a series of rich and multifaceted workshops primarily for secondary school educators. Teachers will be exposed to and obtain insights into different perspectives on international and local human rights issues and how the perspectives can enrich the standard school curriculum. Teachers will work with experts to create practical methods and techniques to incorporate human rights issues into the curriculum plans for their students. Speakers include UNESCO Chairs in Human Rights from Germany, Uruguay, Morocco, and the U.S.A. and other noted scholars and curriculum experts on Human Rights. Open to History and Social Studies Teachers at the 9-12 grade levels and other interested participants. This is a pilot program with limited registration. CEUs and resource materials packet available to participants. Workshop is co-sponsored by the Neag School of Education and the Teachers for a New Era Project Schedule for the Professional Development Institute for Educators DAY 1 (WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2005) 8:00-8:55 am Registration and Continental Breakfast 9:00 am Welcome & Overview 9:15-10:00 am Context and Relevance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Debates, Dialogues and Pluralities PROFESSOR AMII OMARA-OTUNNU, UNESCO CHAIR-HOLDER, UNITED STATES 10:00-10:15 am Q & A Session 10:15-10:45 am Interactive Session with Professor Amii Omara-Otunnu 10:45-11:00 am Break 11:00-11:45 am From Inalienable Rights to Human Rights: A United States Perspective PROFESSOR LAWRENCE GOODHEART, PROFESSOR OF HISTORY, UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT 11:45-12:10 pm Teacher Interaction, sharing of ideas 12:15-1:15 pm Lunch 1:15-2:00 pm Integrating women's rights and sustainability issues into human rights education PROFESSOR FOUZIA RHISSASSI, UNESCO CHAIR-HOLDER, MOROCCO 2:00-2:15 pm Q & A Session 2:15-2:45 pm Interactive Session with Professor Rhissassi 2:45-3:00 pm Break 3:00-3:45 pm Contemporary Human Rights Issues Dr. Joy Gordon, Professor of Human Rights and Social and Political Philosophy, Fairfield University, Connecticut 3:45-4:15 pm Q & A Session 5:00-5:30 pm Reception 5:30-7:00 pm Dinner 7:00-8:30 pm Film Segments/webcasts: Moderator: Professor Alan Marcus, Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut DAY 2 (THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2005) 8:00 am Continental Breakfast 8:30-8:45 am Preliminaries 8:45-9:30 am Children's Rights and Human Rights Education PROFESSOR KARL-PETER FRITZSCHE, UNESCO CHAIR-HOLDER, GERMANY 9:30-9:45 am Q & A Session 9:45-10:15 am Interactive session with Professor Fritzsche 10:15-10:30 am Break 10:30-11:15 am Environment and Human Rights PROFESSOR MARIANA BLENGIO VALD=C9S, UNESCO CHAIR-HOLDER, URUGUAY 11:15-11:30 am Q & A Session 11:30-12 pm Interactive session with Professor Blengio Valdes 12:00-12:50 pm Lunch 1:00-2:00 pm Tour of Dodd Center Human Rights Collections Tour Leader: Terri J. Goldich, Archives & Special Collections, T.J. Dodd Research Center 2:00-2:45 pm Asian Perspectives on Human Rights Professor Shyamala Raman, Professor of Economics and International Studies, Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, Connecticut 2:45-3:00 pm Break 3:00-4:00 pm Curriculum Strategies/Curriculum Sharing Panel: Daniel W. Gregg, Consultant, Social Studies Bureau of Curriculum and Instruction, Connecticut State Department of Education Caryn Stedman, Curriculum & Instructional Specialist for Global & International Studies, The Metropolitan Learning Center Interdistrict Magnet School for Global & International Studies Bloomfield, Connecticut Elizabeth Devine and Sarah Lawrence, Social Studies Teachers, Hall High School, West Hartford, Connecticut 4:00-4:30 pm Interactive Teacher wrap up 4:30-4:45 pm Concluding Comments REGISTRATION http://www.unescochair.uconn.edu/regformfored.htm Registration Fee: $125 Includes symposium fee, resource materials packet, CEU certificate of completion, meals, and overnight accommodations on June 29. The deadline for registration is June 15, 2005; enrollment may be filled to capacity prior to that date. 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