The guide contains ideas, materials, and suggested practices for teachers and administrators in dealing with human rights issues. It is organized into six parts. Part I discusses the human rights concept, its importance in Western democratic society, its legal bases, racism, and school responsibility. Part II outlines the responsibilities of administrative leadership for appropriate human rights education. Topics include the role of state and educational organizations, and obstacles the school administrator must overcome. Part III deals with methods for increasing teacher competency in human rights. The chapter includes a model for workshops or study groups. Part IV presents material for the study of individual human rights, provides check lists for evaluating human rights behavior, and includes case studies. Part V deals with curriculum development. Topics include social studies and language arts improvement, the study of controversial issues, equality of the sexes in curriculum and services, and methods for evaluating the school in terms of multicultural education. Part VI focuses on student rights, the law, and student unrest. Appendices include charts for organizing in-house and district-wide participation in improving school practices in human rights, a student rights inventory, and a scale to determine the attitudes of teachers and school administrators toward human rights of students. An annotated bibliography lists materials relating to specific rights, guidelines, school codes, materials, and basic rights. Lists of audiovisual materials and contact sources are also provided. (Author/KC)The guide contains ideas, materials, and suggested practices for teachers and administrators in dealing with human rights issues.
|Title||:||A Guide for Improving Public School Practices in Human Rights|
|Author||:||Phi Delta Kappa. Teacher Education Project on Human Rights|