Dear all, It gives me great pleasure to talk about education on human rights. It is extremely wonderful. We at UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) schools in Jordan started teaching/learning human rights concepts, tolerance, non-violent communication and problem solving since 2003. We trained the head teachers and a great number of teachers on how to integrate the concepts through curriculua. In each school we have a parliament from the children, elected in a democratic way aiming to enable our students to live a real democratic atmosphere in their schools to prepare them to be good citizens. Each year schools organize competitions focusing on human rights and related issues through drawings, short stories, plays, songs, lectures and celebrate the UN days. My job is Human Rights School supervisor; I supervise 177 schools. When I visit any of our schools, the school plan contains several activities to disseminate a human rights culture for teachers, students and parents. In addition to that the teachers used to put at least one objective concentrating one of the human rights concepts to be achieved in their lesson plan. Human rights is an important element to evaluate the effectiveness of the school towards the quality assurance. Now a days, as a part of our human rights programme we are working to held a conference on "safe and stimulating schools" and several NGOs will participate in this conference. it will be held on the 22nd of March. All in all, I can claim that human rights, tolerance and non violent communication is the umbrella for all subjects at schools. It is very important to uphold the creative and critical thinking and forming the attitudes in the right direction. Thank you Khalil Radwan Human Rights School supervisor UNRWA Jordan ======== Global Human Rights Education listserv ======= Send mail intended for the list to < >. Archives of the list can be found at: http://www.hrea.org/lists/hr-education/ **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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