Session 4

Friday, March 28, 2014
1:30 - 3:00 pm
Carr Center Conference Room (Rubenstein 219)
Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Study Group
Transitional Justice

Spring 2014
Sesssion 4


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Session Title/Topic:

"What Should We Teach - Curriculum, Textbooks and TJ Processes”


Felisa Tibbitts
Lecturer, human rights education, Teachers College, Columbia

Session Overview:

Dr. Tibbitts will compare curriculum reform in South Africa and, more recently, in Colombia exploring how such efforts can reflect and potentially promote TJ processes. This includes history education, but potentially other kinds of reforms related to citizenship and human rights education, as well as the integration of indigenous/minority knowledge. Her presentation will explore the contested areas of these reforms in these countries and the implications of TJ processes and the education sector in general.

Follow-up materials:

  • presentation handouts (PDF)
  • presentation slides (PDF)

More about Felissa Tibbitts:

Felisa Tibbitts teaches human rights education at Teachers College, Columbia, the oldest and largest graduate school of education in the U.S. She has been a Fellow and is currently an Associate at the Carr Center for Human Rights. She is co-founder of the NGO Human Rights Education Associates (HREA). She consults regularly with the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, UNICEF, UNESCO, OSCE, the Council of Europe, and the Organization of American States on policies and curricular development efforts in human rights, law-related and civic education programming. She obtained her D.Phil. in Political Science from the University of Magdeburg and is also a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School.