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Felisa Tibbitts

Professional Background

Educational Background

A.B. Harvard College
M.P.P. Harvard Kennedy School of Government
M.Ed. Harvard Graduate School of Education, with Certificate of Advanced Studies (ABD)
D.Phil Otto-von-Guericke-Universitat Magdeburg

Scholarly Interests

Human rights, citizenship and peace education; education in post-conflict and transitional societies; curriculum reform and policy borrowing; critical pedagogy; social change theory.

Selected Publications

biographical information

Dr. Felisa Tibbitts is the Founder and Senior Advisor of Human Rights Education Associates (HREA-www.hrea.org), which she directed from 1999-2011.She established the Human Rights in Education Program at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (2012-3) and has taught her human rights education course in numerous institutions, including the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the UN-mandated University for Peace and the University of Lucerne (Switzerland). She has worked with numerous government and international agencies in developing curriculum and policies that support the integration of human rights into teaching and training, including the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, UNICEF, UNESCO, UNDP, OSCE, the Council of Europe, the Organization of American States and numerous non-governmental organizations, such as Amnesty International. Dr. Tibbitts has engaged in adult trainings in over 20 countries, serves on numerous advisory committees and has published articles, book chapters, and manuals addressing such topics as HRE in schools and the empowerment model of HRE.

publications

BOOKS  Tibbitts, F. (2010). Learning from our Experience. Human Rights Education Monitoring and Evaluation Toolkit. London: Amnesty International.

BOOK CHAPTERS.  Tibbitts, F. and Totten S. (2012). "Human Rights Education" in Pederson, J. and Totten, S. (Eds.) Educating About Social Issues in the 20th and 21st Centuries. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, pp. 195-221.

Tibbitts, F. and Fernekes, W. (2010). "Human Rights Educaition" in Totten, S. and Pederson, J.E. (Eds.), Teaching and Studying Social Issues: Major Programs and Approaches. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, pp. 87-117.

EDITED JOURNALS.  Fritzsche, K.P. and Tibbitts, F. (Eds.) (2006). "International Perspectives on Human Rights Education", special issue of Journal of Social Science Education (1).

Tibbitts, F. (2005).  "Transformative Learning and Human Rights Education" in Intercultural Education, 16(2). Guest editor for this special issue.

ARTICLES. Tibbitts, F. and Kirchschlaeger, Peter G. (2010). "Perspectives of Research on Human Rights Education", Journal of Human Rights Education 2(1), pp. 8-29.

Tibbitts, F. (2006). "Learning from the Past: Supporting Teaching through the Facing the Past History Project in South Africa" in Prospects, Vol,. XXXVI: No. 3. Geneva: Institute for Bureau of Education, UNESCO.





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