Bringing Human Rights Education to US Classrooms

Exemplary Models from Elementary Grades to University

  • Editors
  • Susan Roberta Katz
  • Andrea McEvoy Spero

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Overview of Human Rights Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Susan Roberta Katz, Andrea McEvoy Spero
      Pages 15-28
  3. Pedagogical Tools

  4. Afterword: Will Human Rights Education Be Decolonizing?

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 237-251

About this book


This book offers research-based models of exemplary practice for educators at all grade levels, from primary school to university, who want to integrate human rights education into their classrooms. It includes ten examples of projects that have been effectively implemented in classrooms: two from elementary school, two from middle school, three from high school, two from community college, and one from a university. Each model discusses the scope of the project, its rationale, students' response to the content and pedagogy, challenges or controversies that arose, and their resolution. Unique in integrating theory and practice and in addressing human rights issues with special relevance for communities of color in the US, this book provides indispensable guidance for those studying and teaching human rights.


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