Bringing a Human Rights Vision to Public Schools

TitleBringing a Human Rights Vision to Public Schools
Publication TypeBook
Subtitle / Series TitleA Training Manual for Organizers
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsSullivan, E, Sekaran, S, Albisa, C, Chin, M, Gosa, L, Hirji, R
Number of Pages72 pp.
PublisherNational Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI), Communy Asset Development Re-defining Education (CADRE)
Accession Number937

Produced by the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI) and Community Asset Development Re-defining Education (CADRE), this manual is a resource for advocates, organizers, community members, parents and youth interested in using human rights as a tool for improving public education in the U.S.The manual includes three training curricula:- Know Your Human Rights - Introduces participants to basic human rights principles, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and standards for the right to education.- Using Human Rights for Social Change - Introduces participants to strategies for using the language and principles of human rights in their campaigns and messaging, including organizing human rights tribunals to publicize findings.- Taking Action by Documenting Human Rights Absuses - Introduces participants to research methods for documenting rights violations in schools and tips for using documentation as an organizing tool. The Appendix includes training handouts and exercises, a glossary of human rights terms, and excerpts from human rights treaties and declarations recognizing the right to education. The training manual is available in English and Spanish in .pdf-formt and can be downloaded from NESRI's homepage - see link below.

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