Human Rights Education: Theory, Research, Praxis

The Education and Society Theme (EAST) House


Monisha Bajaj

Professor of International and Multicultural Education at the University of San Francisco
discussing her new book:

Human Rights Education: Theory, Research, Praxis

Monday, May 15, 2017


Lunch, discussion, and a chance to win a copy of her book!

EAST House, 554 Governor’s Ave., Stanford (across from AOERC)


Over the past seven decades, human rights education has blossomed into a global movement. A field of scholarship that utilizes teaching and learning processes, human rights education addresses basic rights and broadens the respect for the dignity and freedom of all peoples. Since the founding of the United Nations and the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, human rights education has worked toward ensuring that schools and non-formal educational spaces become sites of promise and equity.

Bringing together the voices of leaders and researchers deeply engaged in understanding the politics and possibilities of human rights education as a field of inquiry, Monisha Bajaj's Human Rights Education shapes our understanding of the practices and processes of the discipline and demonstrates the ways in which it has evolved into a meaningful constellation of scholarship, policy, curricular reform, and pedagogy. Contributions by pioneers in the field, as well as emerging scholars, constitute this foundational textbook, which charts the field's rise, outlines its conceptual frameworks and models, and offers case studies from Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. The volume analyzes how human rights education has been locally tailored to diverse contexts and looks at the tensions and triumphs of such efforts. (From the Penn Press website)

Bio: Dr. Monisha Bajaj (Professor of International and Multicultural Education at the University of San Francisco) directs the M.A. program in human rights education. She has authored multiple books, including the award-winning Schooling for Social Change: The Rise and Impact of Human Rights Education in India (Bloomsbury, 2012), as well as numerous articles. Bajaj has also developed curriculum—particularly related to peace education, human rights, anti-bullying efforts and sustainability—for nonprofit organizations and inter-governmental organizations, such as UNICEF and UNESCO. She received the 2015 Ella Baker/Septima Clark Human Rights Award from Division B of the American Educational Research Association.

The Future of Education Policy

The Education & Society Theme (EAST) House presents:

The Future of Education Policy

What can we expect from the new administration and the new Secretary of Education?

 Join us for a lively discussion with Professor Emeritus Michael Kirst, President of the California State Board of Education, and Margaret (Macke) Raymond, Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution 

 Wednesday, March 1, 7PM at EAST House (554 Governor's Ave)

Desserts will be served ~ RSVP by Feb. 27 

Uncertain about the future of education policy in the United States? Join EAST House for a discussion with two leading experts of education policy in the U.S.

 Free & open to the public

RSVP by Feb. 27

Navajo Math Circles


The Education and Society Theme (EAST) House along with the Graduate School of Education, Native American Cultural Center, and Camera as Witness, Present:


Navajo Math Circles (2016)

Screening & Panel Discussion on Indigenous Math Education


ft. filmmaker George Csicsery, Math Education Specialist Dr. Felicia Darling (PhD'16),  Director of San Jose Math Circles Dr. Tatiana Shubin, Hopi-Navajo Teacher Duane Yazzie, & Director of the Native American Cultural Center Karen Biestman


Wednesday, February 1st at 6:30 p.m. in CERAS 101 (520 Galvez Mall)



(Free and open to the public)

ignitED: Stanford's Annual Education Conference

The Stanford Pre-Education Society presents...

ignitED 2017

Stanford's Annual Undergraduate Conference on Education

Saturday, February 4th from 12pm-4:30pm

2nd Floor Tresidder, Oak Lounge

Chipotle included for registered guests

Keynote Speaker 

Linda Darling-Hammond

Stanford Professor of Education Emeritus, Learning Policy Institute President + CEO, Education Advisor to Obama Campaign

RSVP here + check out our Facebook event!


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