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Created by the U of MN Human Rights Center in partnership with the MN Department of Human Rights. A Minnesota Human Rights Education Experience. “Education is a Human Right”. Human Rights Teacher Training and new resource development. Upper-Midwest Human Rights Fellowship Program .
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A Minnesota Human Rights Education Experience
University of Minnesota Human Rights Center
“The Right Focus on…”
“Don’t Go There”
Minnesota Department of Human Rights
life-long process by which people at all levels of development and in all strata of society learn respect for the dignity of others and the means and methods of ensuring that respect in all societies.
Human rights education can be defined as education, training and information aiming at building a universal culture of human rights through the sharing of knowledge, imparting of skills and moulding of attitudes directed to:
This is My Home?
The Human Rights Education Framework
The student-centered Process Model
Human Rights skills and practices incorporated with MN Academic Standards
Human Rights principles, language, and values
Applies standards within:
The UDHR, Bill of Rights, MN HR Act
A developmental sequence for learning human rights language, principles, skills, and practices.
A student–centered learning circle with 7 steps:
In recent studies, Minnesota has been shown:
This is My Home strives to create a positive change in:
Where, after all, do universal rights begin? In small places, close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Yet they are the worlds of the individual person; the neighborhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm, or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman, and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerned citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.
Education and Outreach Coordinator