Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy

Institute for Humane Education

  • Surry, ME
  • http://www.humaneeducation.org

Mission Statement

The mission of the Institute for Humane Education is to create a just, humane and sustainable world through education.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Graduate Programs
Service Areas

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International

We serve students, educators and citizens internationally.

ruling year

2000

Co-Founder & President

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Ms. Zoe Weil

Executive Director

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Ms. Sarah Speare

Keywords

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animal, environment, human rights, social justice, education, progressive, tolerance, sustainability

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Also Known As

IHE

EIN

01-0530866

 Number

4444692719

Physical Address

792 Surry Rd

Surry, 04684

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Program 1

Humane education teaches young people and adults to think critically, creatively and practically about how to live more humanely. Issues addressed range from worldwide challenges such as genocide, global warming and animal cruelty to community concerns and the power of personal choice. Our programs present novel approaches to engage people in a positive, persuasive manner. Master's in Education (M.Ed.) - In affiliation with Cambridge College, the Institute for Humane Education offers a complete training and degree program to prepare people to be humane educators. Degree candidates learn to teach about the most important issues of our time and present complex and sensitive information to students of all ages and backgrounds. For people who would like to gain expertise in humane education, but who don't wish to pursue the M.Ed. degree, IHE offers a distance-learning Humane Education Certificate Program (HECP). Workshops - Sowing Seeds workshops inspire and inform educators, activists and others to provide people with the insight they need to make truly thoughtful choices that help create a humane world for all people, animals and the environment. Participants learn powerful, enjoyable ways to reach out at schools, religious settings, events and other gatherings. The MOGO (Most Good) workshop enables people in every field to live more humanely and create a better world. Online Courses - Our 30-day MOGO and Sowing Seeds Online courses offer the tools, motivation and resources to help people connect with their deepest values and create positive, transformative change. Resources - In addition to the books written by IHE's co-founder and President, Zoe Weil, IHE offers a variety of resources, from free downloadable humane education lesson plans, to our blog and e-newsletter, to a variety of other sources useful to educators and citizen activists.

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Program 2

Graduate Programs

Accredited online Masters, Certificate, and Ph.D. programs.

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Education, General/Other

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Service Areas

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International

We serve students, educators and citizens internationally.

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INSTITUTE FOR HUMANE EDUCATION
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Co-Founder & President

Ms. Zoe Weil

Executive Director

Ms. Sarah Speare

BIO

Zoe Weil is the co-founder and president of the Institute for Humane Education (IHE), and is considered a pioneer in the comprehensive humane education movement, which works to create a humane, peaceful, healthy and just world for all people, animals, and the environment through education. Zoe created IHE’s M.Ed., M.A., and graduate certificate programs as well as IHE’s acclaimed humane education and MOGO (most good) workshops and online courses.

Zoe is the author of Nautilus Silver Medal-winner, Most Good, Least Harm: The Simple Principle for a Better World and a Meaningful Life (2009), The Power and Promise of Humane Education (2004), and Above All, Be Kind: Raising a Humane Child in Challenging Times (2003). She has also written books for young people, including Moonbeam Gold Medal winner, Claude and Medea: The Hellburn Dogs (2007), about 12-year-old activists inspired by an eccentric substitute teacher to right wrongs where they find them, and So, You Love Animals: An Action-Packed, Fun-Filled Book to Help Kids Help Animals (1994). She has written numerous articles on humane education and humane living and has appeared frequently on radio and television. In 2012, she and her work were featured in Forbes magazine online.

In 2010, Zoe gave her first TEDx talk “The World Becomes What You Teach” which became among the 50 top-rated of more than 12,000 TEDx talks. Since then she has given three other TEDx talks including “Solutionaries,” “Educating for Freedom,” and “How to Be a Solutionary.”

Zoe speaks regularly at universities, conferences, schools, and in communities across the United States and Canada and periodically overseas. She has also served as a consultant on humane education to people and organizations around the world, and serves on the board of directors of HEART.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Barbara Fiore

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