This week marked the beginning of a new course in the Faculty of Education that will teach educators how to talk about human rights in schools.
“The fourth ‘R’: Teaching and leading human rights education” aims to guide teachers through some of the same difficult questions the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) has faced leading up to its opening: Whose stories get told? Who should tell them? What purpose will they serve?
Chrystal Lynch, a student in the inaugural class, says it’s important for teachers to understand how human rights impact every aspect of education.
Human rights “should really be across the curriculum,” says Lynch.