Ashoka Fellow
South Africa
Fellow Since 1996
Human Rights Education Project
This description of Peter Volmink's work was prepared when Peter Volmink was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1996.
Seizing the opportunity posed by a nation-wide curriculum reform, Peter Volmink is working to introduce effective instruction about human rights in South African schools. As a member of an advisory committee and related task forces that are helping the Department of Education construct and implement the new curriculum, Peter has won the necessary approvals for the inclusion of a human rights component. He is now seeking broad support for that element of the proposed reform among school administrators, teachers and other groups, preparing needed teaching materials, and developing related teacher trainingworkshops.
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