Bringing A Human Rights Vision to Public Schools: A Training Manual for Organizers
Manual, May 2007
Produced by 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 Abuses – 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. To order hard copies email NESRI or call 212-253-1710.