March 19, 2015
How can we get children and youth to integrate human rights values like respect, inclusion, and acceptance in their everyday behaviors and attitudes? Jean-Sébastien Vallée, an education specialist at Equitas, and Ruth Morrisson, program officer at Equitas, are aiming to provide an answer to this tricky question at the Educational Symposium of the Alliance of Teachers of Montreal. The solution can be found through the use of human rights education, with the notable use of the Equitas approach. This approach puts emphasis on active participation of children and youth, which allows them to discover the importance of human rights. The exercises used in Equitas’ programs allow young participants to experience the importance of collaboration, respect, inclusion, acceptance, diversity, equality, and responsibility firsthand.
The Educational Symposium of the Alliance of Teachers of Montreal unites about 500 teachers from the preschool, elementary, secondary, and professional adult education level.