Pisa, May 2 2011 – Learning the right to education, with expert university level teachers.
For the second year running Pisa has been chosen for the “Teach Truth To Power” training course, titled “EduAction! Education is a global right”, organized by the Robert F. Kennedy Foundation and CISP – Center for Peace Studies of the University of Pisa.
Lessons will take place on May 6 and 7 2011 at Polo Carmignani, Piazza dei Cavalieri, Pisa. Participation is free and attendees will be given a diploma.
“To train and inform on basic rights” - explains Marialina Marcucci, Chair of RFK Europe – “means expanding their knowledge and applications. That is why, next to international campaigns to raise awareness and denounce human rights violations, we have been engaged for years in a constant relationship with the scholastic and research fields”.
The Course is addressed to teachers and to people who work in the educational field, and wish to acquire a deeper knowledge on the right to education as a human right, and the tools to communicate on human rights to a scholastic audience.
Ample attention will be given to workshops on training and education, devoted to primary and secondary schools and to the right to education as the right to “learn together”, throughout recreational activities.
For these reasons, the Training is divided into a first introductive part, which will be developed in a plenary session (5 hours), and a second practical-methodological part (second and third sessions, 10 hours), which foresees the participants’ attendance to one of the two workshops.
Amongst the teachers, also John Heffernan, “Speak Truth To Power” director at the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights in Washington, DC., that will illustrate the human rights education project and its possible applications.
The Training Coursee will be recognized as part of the University graduate Course in “The Right to Education and Intercultural Education" (45 hours, 30 places) at the University of Pisa, organized by the University’s Centre for Peace Studies (CISP) in collaboration with the Robert F. Kennedy Foundation of Europe and Regione Toscana on May 13-14 and May 20-21 2011.
The course, with the patronage and support of Regione Toscana, Province and Municipality of Pisa, will be opened by Stella Targetti, Deputy President of Regione Toscana and Councillor for Education, by Louis Bickford, General Secretary of the Robert F. Kennedy Foundation, and Pierluigi Consorti, Director of CISP.
“Tuscany – says Stella Targetti – is the ideal ground to host an initiative such as this: we are proud that the Kennedy Foundation is back in Pisa to further goals which we intend to achieve with a common engagement”.
“This is the second year that CISP collaborates with the Robert Kennedy Foundation for ‘Teach Truth To Power’: a very important activity that forwards educators to a specific path on human rights, linking university, school and civil society”, says the CISP director Pierluigi Consorti. “After the great success of the first 2010 edition we are happy to continue our joint effort and widen the offer with the II level graduate course, dedicated to the right to education”.