Equity in Education: Human Rights and Dismantling Discrimination
Summer Institute for K-16 Teachers
June 21-25, 2004
Schools are flourishing with opportunities to learn about universal cultures, human dignity, and justice. At the corps of this learning experience is a need to understand international human rights and responsibilities and an awareness of discrimination. Teachers will explore ways to implement the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in schools, particularly focusing on the global concepts of "freedom," "discrimination," "religion or belief," and "equity in education." This course will provide a learning experience in which educators can discuss global standards of human rights and freedom from discrimination, creating opportunities to involve students and their families in teaching others about cultural traditions and practices from different global perspectives, and uncover new tools and strategies for creating a classroom and school where all members can grow and develop to their full potential in human dignity and rights.
The course is being taught by Amalia Anderson, Director of Latino Community Outreach for the Institute for Agricultural Trade and Policy and trainer for the U of MN Human Rights Center, and Kristi Rudelius-Palmer, Co-Director of the U of MN Human Rights Center. Participants have option to register for Professional credits. CEU's are included.
For Whom: K-12 and community college educators. Enrollment is limited to 30 participants.
When: June 21-25, 2004, 9:00-4:00 p.m. each day
Where: West Bank of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Scholarships: A $60 scholarship is available to all registered teachers who participate in this Institute. Scholarships will be mailed after the Institute
Lodging Scholarships: Five full scholarships are available to participants traveling from out-state or outside Minnesota for lodging and daily parking on a first come, first-serve basis. On campus lodging is in a single dorm room with air conditioning and shared bathrooms close to the Institutes. Participants check in on Sunday and check out on Friday by noon.
Registration: Registration is $125 for the non-credit course. Registration/tuition covers the cost of faculty instruction, guest speakers, and a continental breakfast. Participants are responsible for textbooks, travel and some meals. Participants have the option to register for professional credit. Tuition is approximately $292 per credit, plus registration fees. If you request professional credit, you will receive an additional billing from the University of Minnesota for the credits. Registration is due June 1, 2004. For more information, contact Sarah Herzog by phone or email or register online.
Sarah K. Herzog, Outreach Coordinator
Institute for Global Studies, University of Minnesota
214 Social Sciences
267 19th Ave South
Minneapolis MN 55455
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