Requests for Information: 24 – 30 May 2010

Received by e-mail: From: Global HRE List Moderator, Date: 03/06/2010

Dear members, Below is a compilation of requests for information sent to the Global Human Rights Education listserv during the past week. At the bottom of each request you will find an e-mail address, so that you can respond to the request directly.

1. SEEKING PHD PROGRAMME IN HRE:
Dear colleagues, I have read some of your work on HRE and also kept abreast with some documents. I would like to pursue a PhD in HRE. I have been to the net and as you may know one cant get everything in the net. Would you be so kind as to recommend me any universities contacts etc. I appreciate your assistance. Yours sincerely, Augustine Omare-Okurut, Secretary General, Uganda National Commission for Unesco, Embassy House, King George VI Way, P.O Box 4962,Kampala, UGANDA, Tel: 256(41)4259713, Fax: 256(41)4258405, E-mail.

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2. SEEKING INFORMATION ON INDIGENOUS YOUTH AND HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION:
A new initiative in the U.S. state of Minnesota is currently underway–the establishment of an Indigenous youth research and policy center. The stakeholders involved include American Indian tribes of Minnesota (Ojibwe and Dakota peoples), Minnesota Department of Education and university-affiliated consultants.
At this initial stage, we are interested in relevant national and international examples of other Indigenous youth research and policy centers. We are especially interested in organizations, communities and other bodies that focus on Indigenous youth and human rights, broadly defined to include Indigenous language rights, for example.
If you have familiarity with an organization or community that would bewilling to informally share their experiences with our group, or are an individual with knowledge and experience in this area, please email Elizabeth Sumida Huaman (Wanka/Quechua tribal affiliation) by e-mail.  We deeply thank you for your time. Elizabeth Sumida Huaman, E-mail.

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3. REQUEST FOR YOUNG LEARNER’S WORK IN HRE:
Dear Colleagues, I am working with the Asia Society and the Council of Chief State Schools Officers in the US to advance a new framework to educate students for global competence in the US and abroad. This framework has been consensuated with 26 States in the US. I am now preparing the publication that introduces these ideas to educators. This publication will include examples of exemplary student work in various areas disciplines and educational levels. We will feature examples from the International Baccalaureate, Facing History and Ourselves, the Asia Society’s school network. I would be delighted to feature exemplary student work in human rights.
What kind of work am I looking for? Papers, poems, videos, artwork, or projects that are produced by primary school children (preferably early primary)and illustrate the qualities of mind below. Please feel free to e-mail these to me (where possible) or to be in touch so we can discuss how I can see the work of your learners.
I much look forward to learning about the work of teachers and students who are part of this Global HRE network. Warmly, Veronica Boix Mansilla, Principal Investigator, Interdisciplinary Studies Project, Project Zero Harvard Graduate School of Education Bernard Schwartz Fellow, Asia Society, 124 Mt. Auburn St., 5th Floor, Cambridge MA 02138, US, E-mail.

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