Hello NCSS Friends of Human Rights Education:
I am delighted to share with the members of the Human Rights Education Community and the other Communities, Assemblies and Associated Groups within NCSS the very positive news that the Board of Directors of the National Council for the Social Studies has approved a position statement on Human Rights Education at its September meeting, and that the editing necessary before sharing the Position Statement is now complete.
The statement is currently being formatted for posting on the NCSS website. In anticipation of that posting and in preparation for the NCSS Annual Conference in Boston, I want to share the statement with you and invite your support and collaboration for incorporating human rights and humanitarian law into the social studies educational programs of our schools, our teacher preparation programs, our colleges and universities and our wider community.
Those of you planning to attend the NCSS Annual Conference, please join the Human Rights Education Community for our Community Scholar presentation, our Business Meeting and the HRE Reception that will follow. The information is below.
Look for us also at the Community Showcase events near the Exhibit Hall.
In a following post, I will also share with you some of the key presentations to be held at NCSS Boston on human rights themes and topics. See you in Boston. And if you can't come to Boston:See you in our schools and communities sharing the excitement of interactive and project-based human rights learning.
Rosemary Blanchard, Chair Human Rights Education Communityrblnchrd@emeritus.csus.edu