Promotion of Humanism through Education
Dec 11, 2008
from 01:30 AM to 03:00 AM
|Contact Name||Jack Sechrest|
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As American Humanism has expanded and developed, members have expressed interest in creating youth programs, despite the limitation of resources. Enter the Kochhar Humanist Education Center. This arm of the American Humanist Association is designed to fulfill that need, drawing on the expertise of both existing and start-up youth programs to create a curriculum for humanist youth adding to its excellent adult program that includes church-state separation, rationally constructing morals, and fighting discrimination. Just getting off the ground, the youth curriculum is now available to local chapters of the AHA. Bob Bhaerman will be talking about how such a program can enhance and support parental teaching. As we all know, it takes a village to raise a child.
Bob Bhaerman is the education coordinator for the Kochhar Humanist Education Center. He is a former elementary school teacher, college instructor and associate dean of research. >From 1998 to 2004, he served as coordinator of Learn and Serve America at the Corporation for National and Community Service and has developed four manuals relating to education. He received his PhD in education from Rutgers University.