Dear William, Let me first say that I found the position paper: "Promoting the human rights framework to eliminate the dominant patriarchal order" very challenging. Particularly the questions that are been asked are very important. The paper recovers Paulo Freire's position on oppression. In addition to it, supports very much what has been said in the framework of critical theory and critical pedagogy. It is interesting to point out that Tomas Eglund (1986) -- analyzing citizenship and political education in Sweden ("Curriculum as a Political Problem: Changing Educational, with special reference to Citizenship Education"; Uppsala Studies in Education 25) -- identifies three concepts of politics and educational conceptions: patriarchal; scientific-rational; democratic. In relation to the question: "how human rights education can best be developed and implemented to advance the critical awareness of patriarchy and the knowledge of human rights as an alternative" -- I have some suggestions, which I would like to offer for discussion: 1.. First, it will be interesting to recover the methodology been used for years, particularly in Latin America, by popular education. 2.. Second, in the "Programa Interdisciplinario de Investigación en Educación" (PIIE) we have developed and apply, based on critical pedagogy, a method to involved teachers in the analysis of their on educational practice trying to discover how they are reproducing in their classes the dominant (patriarchal) model. 3.. Third, it seems to me that there is a need to link the discussion on patriarchal model with a political-ethical framework. In other words, the approach of HRE in change the patriarchal order should be sustained on an ethical theory that will support a moral practice. Abraham Magendzo K. Coordinator of UNESCO Chair on HRE Santiago - Chile On Tue, 2 Mar 2004, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: >We are writing to ask for your comments on a project we're working on at >PDHRE, People's Movement for Human Rights Education. At PDHRE's website >you will find a draft position paper that we will soon send to women's >groups and various other community groups around the world. The position >paper is available at: http://www.pdhre.org/patriarchy.html Our goal, as >outlined in this document, is to encourage a critical inquiry into >patriarchy. We hope to facilitate a dialogue about transforming the >patriarchal system to a human rights system through learning about human >rights as a way of life. > ======== Global Human Rights Education listserv ======== Send mail intended for the list to <email@example.com>. 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>. **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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