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Roundtable – Teaching Human Rights: Challenges And Best Practices, Shayna Plaut, Kristi Kenyon, Joel Pruce, William Simmons Nov 2017

Roundtable – Teaching Human Rights: Challenges And Best Practices, Shayna Plaut, Kristi Kenyon, Joel Pruce, William Simmons

Conference: The Social Practice of Human Rights

Over the past 20 years, courses addressing human rights have grown dramatically at both the undergraduate and graduate levels worldwide. Many of these courses are housed in specific disciplines, focus on specific issues, and require practical experience in the form of internships/practicums. Amid this growth there is a need to reflect on teaching human rights including the challenges, fears, and best practices.

Recognizing that education takes place inside and outside a classroom, this roundtable brings together scholars teaching human rights in a variety of settings to examine the current state of university human rights education. This includes a discussion ...


African-American Males In Higher Education, Cedric G. Sanders Jan 2017

African-American Males In Higher Education, Cedric G. Sanders

Adult Education Research Conference

The purpose of this roundtable proposal is to present and frame a future research project challenging the narrative of disparity on African-American males in higher education and advocate the need for scholarship that focuses on positive stories of how African-American males navigate in higher education.


The Case Of (In)Equality Of Malaysia’S Minorities Admission Processes To Public Universities, Felicia Low Jul 2013

The Case Of (In)Equality Of Malaysia’S Minorities Admission Processes To Public Universities, Felicia Low

Department of Education Studies Conference Paper

Malaysia is a multiracial and multicultural country. Ethnic Malay is the largest ethnic group in the country along with Chinese, Indian, and other races being the minorities. This presentation is a personal account of circumstances surrounding minorities’ admission to public universities in Malaysia. Some minority students fail to secure university places because of a widely speculated quota system. Despite competitive public exam results, minorities seem to undergo a much complex admission process in university that raises questions on its equitable basis. In some cases, minorities admitted to public university withdraw from their study program that was generally not of their ...