Participants in this two-day workshop will explore the global, national, and local dimensions of human rights issues. The workshop will use case studies from Asia to understand how human rights abuses affect immigration patterns and the relations many immigrants and second and third generation Americans have with their ancestral homelands. In addition to enhancing their understanding of contemporary Asian cultures and regimes, of international human rights standards and the human rights work of governmental and non-governmental entities, participants will learn how to share this understanding with their students. Participants will be provided with materials and assistance in developing their own lessons to strengthen content competence and to develop grade and subject-appropriate analytical and communication skills. These teachers will be better equipped to encourage tolerance among their students and to help students appreciate the critical role human rights play in the lives of people here and elsewhere in the world.
Fee: The fee for the workshop is $30 and covers parking, refreshments, and educational materials and resources.
Credit: Los Angeles Unified School District teachers who complete all workshop requirements (attendance and participation in all sessions of the workshop and completion of a curriculum development project) are eligible to receive one salary point credit (specific multi-cultural).
The LAUSD course number is NA-14-116(s).
Apply: Space in the workshop is limited and preference is given to those whose teaching assignments permit them to draw upon the materials and methods introduced in the workshop. Download either a .doc version of the application or a .pdf version.
Return the application to Linda Truong via email, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send a $30 check made payable to "The Regents of the University of California" to:
UCLA Asia Institute
11288 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1487
Published: Monday, August 16, 2004