February 7-8, 2004<br>Using Asian case studies to help teachers bring human rights into the classroom
The UCLA Asia Institute and UCLA International are pleased to announce a two-day Human Rights Workshop for K-12 teachers.
Participants in this two-day workshop will explore the impact of global human rights issues on the multicultural student body. 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.
$30 registration fee includes parking, refreshments, educational materials and resources. Los Angeles Unified School District teachers who complete all workshop requirements are eligible to receive one salary point credit (specific multi-cultural).
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.
For the program and additional information, including information on how to register, please contact Linda Truong at firstname.lastname@example.org or (310) 825-0007. Or visit the workshop website at www.international.ucla.edu/asia/rights.
Sponsored by the UCLA International Institute, the UCLA Asia Institute, and the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies, with support from the U.S. Department of Education.
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