Felisa Tibbitts

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Felisa Tibbitts "is director and co-founder of Human Rights Education Associates (HREA), an international non-governmental organisation dedicated to education and learning about human rights (http://www.hrea.org). HREA was founded in 1996 in Amsterdam as the successor organisation to the human rights education programming that Ms. Tibbitts directed for the Netherlands Helsinki Committee from 1992 to 1996.

"In the first half of the 1990s, she worked with Ministries of Education and human rights NGOs in developing new human rights curricula in the post-totalitarian societies of Central and Eastern Europe. Ms. Tibbitts has helped to support local capacity building through national programs in Romania, Albania, Estonia, Ukraine, Croatia and China. Ms. Tibbitts has also developed several practical manuals related to evaluation, program development and monitoring, which can be found on the HREA website.

"Ms. Tibbitts was trained in educational research, planning and policy through Master’s programs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has also worked on projects as a qualitative researcher / evaluator since 1989. Ms. Tibbitts teaches a distance learning course on research and evaluation and has published extensively on the human rights education field.

"Ms. Tibbitts remains active in training, writing and policy development in the human rights education field. Through her organization HREA, NGOs, governmental and inter--governmental organizations are supported in all regions." [1]

"She has worked as an evaluator and researcher in the United States, Europe and Asia since 1989, where she has been involved in classroom-based research, needs assessment, programme evaluation, training and workshop evaluation, and assessment design. Ms. Tibbitts' clients have included the Ford Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Annenberg Foundation, the University of Maryland, SIDA and UNICEF." [2]

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  1. Board, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, accessed January 28, 2011.