Book edited by Mandel School’s Terry Hokenstad is resource for social work curriculums

Terry HokenstadM.C. “Terry” Hokenstad, the Ralph S. and Dorothy P. Schmitt Professor at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, is the co-editor of  Teaching Human Rights, a new curriculum resource for social work faculty.

The book reflects the Council of Social Work Education’s initiatives to integrate human rights into established courses or create new ones.

Similar to a resource guidebook, Teaching Human Rights provides social work teachers with classroom syllabi, course modules, teaching exercises and media on human rights.

“We hope that by teaching students about human rights, they come to understand its complexities and eventually are inspired to work for change,” Hokenstad said.

Hokenstad is the book’s lead editor. He teamed up with co-editors Lynn M. Healy from the University of Connecticut School of Social Work and Uma A. Segal from the University of Missouri.

The book draws upon Hokenstad’s publications and experiences as a long-time member of the United Nations NGO Committee on Aging, with its recent focus on promoting a Human Rights Convention on Older People. He recently led human rights workshops in Stockholm, Sweden and Dallas.

The editors are members of the advisory board of the Katharine A. Kendall Institute for International Social Work Education that sets policies and initiates actions the benefit international social work organizations. The institute is part of the Council on Social Work Education, which accepted the curriculum manual for publication by its CSWE Press.

For more information about the book, visit the CSWE Press online.