Prof. dr. Felisa Tibbitts
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Chair in Human Rights Education
Leerstoel van Stichting Algemeen Fonds Van de Unie van de Soroptimistclubs in Nederland, Suriname an Curacao
Benoemingsdatum 01-01-2017
Oratiedatum 23-10-2017

Felisa Tibbitts'  research interests include human rights, global and democratic citizenship education; curriculum policy and reform; critical pedagogy; and professional development. She was a Fulbright Fellow at Lund University, Sweden (Fall 2014) and a Human Rights Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (2011-2013). She is currently a Lecturer at Columbia University/ Teachers College (USA) and Affiliated Faculty at the University of the Free State (South Africa).

She has published practical resources on curriculum, program development and evaluation on behalf of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, UNICEF, UNESCO, OSCE/ODIHR, the Council of Europe and non-governmental organizations such as Amnesty International and the Open Society Foundations. Dr. Tibbitts is widely read in the field of human rights education and her scholarship has appeared in numerous books and journals including the Journal of Peace Education, Intercultural Education, Prospects, and the International Review of Education.

Previously she was an adjunct faculty member at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the UN-mandated University for Peace. She remains active in civil society. She co-founded the NGO Human Rights Education Associates (HREA – which she directed from 1999-2011 and co-founded the US human rights educator network HRE USA.She received her Bachelor’s degree and two Master’s degrees (Public Policy, Education) from Harvard University and her D.Phil. in Political Science from the Otto-von-Guericke Universität of Magdeburg (Germany).

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Moderating "Educational Empowerment of Syrian Refugees", Columbia University, 07/2016

"Global Conceptions of Citizenship", Comparative International Education Conference, Atltanta, USA, 03/2017
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Tibbitts, F. and Weldon, G. (forthcoming). History curriculum and teacher training: shaping a democratic future in post-apartheid South Africa? Comparative Education

Tibbitts, F. (forthcoming). Revisiting ‘Emerging Models of Human Rights Education’, International Journal of Human Rights Education.

Tibbitts, F. (2016). Political Autobiography: Reflexive Inquiry in the Preparation of Social Justice Educators. International Journal of Educational Sciences. 13(1), pp. 108-117.

Tibbitts, F. (2016). Women’s Human Rights Education in Turkey: Feminist Pedagogy and Trainer’s Engagement in Social Change.  Journal of Peace Education, 13(1), pp. 41-59.

Tibbitts, F. (2014).  Human Rights Education Here and Now: U.S. Practices and International Processes. Journal of International Social Studies. 4(2), pp. 129-134.

Tibbitts, F. and Kirchschläger, P.G. (2010). Perspectives of Research on Human Rights Education. Journal of Human Rights Education 2(1), pp. 8-29.

Tibbitts, F. (2006). Learning from the Past: Supporting Teaching through the Facing the Past History Project in South Africa. Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education. Vol. XXXVI: No.3. Geneva: Institute for Bureau of Education, UNESCO, pp. 295-317.

Tibbitts, F. (2002). Emerging Models for Human Rights Education. International Review of Education, 48(3-4), pp. 159-171.

Tibbitts, F. (2001). Prospects for Civics Education in Transitional Democracies: Results of an Impact Study in Romanian Classrooms. Intercultural Education, 12(1).



Tibbitts, F. and Katz, S. (forthcoming). Human Rights Education: Disrupting Policies and Practices. Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education.

Fritzsche, K.P. and Tibbitts, F. (eds.) (2006). International Perspectives on Human Rights Education. Special issue of Journal of Social Science Education, (1).

Tibbitts, F. (2005). Human Rights Education and Transformative Learning. Special issue of Intercultural Education, 16(2).



Tibbitts, F. (forthcoming) Contested Universalism and human rights education: Can there be a deliberative hybrid solution for schooling? In Zembylas, M. and Keet, A. (Eds.), Critical Human Rights, Citizenship and Democracy Education. London: Bloomsbury.

Tibbitts, F. (2017).  Evolution of Human Rights Education Models.  In Bajaj, M. (Ed.), Human Rights Education: Theory, Research, Praxis.  Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Claude, R.P. and Tibbitts, F. (2016). Chapter 20. Right to Education and Human Rights Education. In Claude, R.P., Weston, B. and Grear, A. (Eds.), Human Rights in the World Community, 4th edition. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, pp. 207-216.

Tibbitts, F. and Keet, A. (2016). Curriculum Reform in Transitional Justice Environments: The South African Human Rights Commission, Human Rights Education and the Schooling Sector (87-109). In Zajda, J.(Ed.), Globalisation and Human Rights Education. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer Publishing.

Tibbitts, F. (2015). Building a Human Rights Education Movement in the United States. In Katz, S. and Spero, A.(Eds.), Bringing Human Rights Education to U.S. Classrooms. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Tibbitts, F. and Totten, S. (2012). Human Rights Education. In Pederson, J. and Totten, S. (Eds.) Educating About Social Issues in the 20th and 21st Centuries. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, pp. 195-221.

Tibbitts, F. (2008). Human Rights Education.  In Bajaj, M. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Peace Education. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.



Tibbitts, F. (2014). Shadow. In Towards a Just Society: The Personal Journeys of Human Rights Educators. Santiago: Universidad Academia de Humanismo and Minneapolis, MN: Human Rights Center of the University of Minnesota, pp. 118-120.

Tibbitts, F. (2012). Human Rights Education. In Sinclair, M. (ed.). Education for Global Citizenship. Doha, Qatar: Education Above All, pp. 195-218.

Tibbitts, F. and Fernekes, W. (2010). Human Rights Education. In Totten, S. and Pederson, J.E. (eds.) Teaching and Studying Social Issues: Major Programs and Approaches. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, pp. 87-117.

Elbers, F. and Tibbitts, F. (2004). Using Information Technologies for Human Rights Education. In Georgi, V. and Seberich, M. (eds.), International Perspectives in Human Rights Education. Gutterslöh: Bertelsmann Foundation Publishers.

Darvas, P. and Tibbitts, F. (1999). Educational Change in Central Eastern Europe: Traditions, Contexts and New Actor.  In Beauchamp, Ed (ed.) Education and Reform in East-Central Europe. Honolulu: Garland Publishers.

Tibbitts, F. (1997). Individualism, collectivism and education in post-totalitarian Europe. In Bridges, D. Education, autonomy and democratic citizenship in a changing world. London: Routledge.

Tibbitts, F. (1997). Conceptions of Citizenship in Romania. In Tjeldvoll. A. and Nagy, P.  Democracy or Nationalism? Education in Post-Communist Europe. Oslo: Institute for Educational Research, University of Oslo.

Darvas, P. and Tibbitts, F. (1992). Educational Change in Central and Eastern Europe: Tradition, Context and New Actors. The Case of Hungary. In A. Tjeldvoll (ed.), Education in East/Central Europe 1991, Special Studies in Comparative Education, Number Thirty. Buffalo, NY: Graduate School of Education Publications.

Wiberg, H. with Tibbitts, F. (1985). On the Relevance of Theories of Aggression for the Study of Macro Conflicts. In UNESCO Yearbook on Peace and Conflict Studies – 1983. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.



Tibbitts, F. (2017). “Preparing for Difficult Conversations”. Education International “Worlds of Education” blog. July 18.

Tibbitts, F. (2015). Response to “The Shaky Legal Foundations of the Global Human Rights Education Project”. Journal of International Social Studies, 5(1),pp. 172-173.

Tibbitts, F. (2015). Understanding Human Rights: Educational Challenges for the Future. Human Rights Quarterly, Vol. 37, pp.  277-283.

Tibbitts, F. (2013).  Turkey’s Mixed Record on Rights. Op-ed, Boston Herald, 6/22.

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My current research projects are in global citizenship education and teacher preparation; political contexts and grassroots human rights education strategies; human rights education in secondary schools; and the infusion of human rights education within the training of professionals.

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