Education, too often, is talking about a subject and avoiding the practice of the subject. In human rights education this is extremely important and in education very difficult. In the USA we have a system, that must run smoothly, some times at the expense of the students, teachers, parents and others rights. Until we can have a system that shows, on a daily basis, that human rights are the core of what is happening, we will have difficulty getting the message across to students, teachers, parents, administrators and the citizenry. I think, too often, we have told others about human rights education and not paid enough attention to what we are doing in our own systems. P Retish At 09:21 AM 11/3/2003 +0530, Anna Pinto wrote: >The questions that Felisa raises are ideally those that should be >informing all of us constantly. All education must be transformative >otherwise what is the sense in it? Another point I would like to raise is >that the education process is not a one way street from educator to >learner. The best education informs both those supposedly teaching and >those who are supposedly learning. Therefore I would suggest that in >every situation of education we are all constantly learners. For the >so-called teacher there is the opportunity to re-examine and refine the >information skills or precepts they are imparting in the light of the >learners understanding experience and views. > >This should particularly be the case in what is called human rights >education. Human rights is itself a developing area of learning, moving >from a relatively narrow origin in a particular political, cultural and >historical set of roots to embrace and find its sustenance and growth in >and therefore evolving to share in the character of literally many worlds >of human culture and experience. While transforming us, who are >constantly learning and sharing our understanding and knowledge of its >subject matter, it is itself being transformed into a broader discourse. > <snip> -- Paul Retish Professor of Special Education Division of Curriculum and Instruction Director Civic Education Curriculum and Training Grants for Moldova and Georgia Project Investigator, East Timor Educational Development Grant College of Education 789 Van Allen Hall Iowa City, Iowa 52242 Phone: 319-335-5331 Fax: 319-335-6291 email: email@example.com ======== Global 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/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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