Howe, R. Brian 1947-
HOWE, R. Brian 1947-
PERSONAL: Born August 1, 1947, in Kincardine, Ontario, Canada; son of Roy and Marguerite (Strathers) Howe; married Katherine Covell, 1984. Education: Simon Fraser University, B.A., 1978, M.A., 1981; University of Toronto, Ph.D., 1988. Hobbies and other interests: Geneological research.
CAREER: McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, assistant professor, 1989-90; Brock University, St. Catherines, Ontario, assistant professor, 1990-93; University College of Cape Breton, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, assistant professor, 1993-95, associate professor, 1995—, codirector of Children's Rights Centre.
MEMBER: Canadian Association of Political Science, Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children, Institute of Public Administration in Canada, Atlantic Provinces Political Studies Association, Organization for the Protection of Children's Rights.
(With David Johnson) Restraining Equality: Human Rights Commissions in Canada, University of Toronto Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2000.
(With Katherine Covell) The Challenge of Children's Rights for Canada, Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2001.
With Katherine Covell, contributed chapters to numerous books, including Contemporary Political Issues, edited by Mark Charlton and Paul Barker, Nelson Canada (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1994; Monitoring Children's Rights, edited by Eugeen Verhellen, Martinus Nijhoff (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1996;Expanding Our Political Horizons: Journal of Readings, edited by James Guys, Harcourt and Brace (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1997; and Advocating for Children: International Perspectives on Children's Rights, edited by Anne B. Smith and others, University of Otago Press (Dunedin, New Zealand), 2000. Also author of articles in professional journals, including International Journal of Children's Rights, Canadian Journal of Law and Society, Canadian Public Administration, Education and Law Journal, Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, Children's Legal Rights Journal, Journal of Moral Education, and Journal of Canadian Studies.
WORK IN PROGRESS: Research on children's rights education.
SIDELIGHTS: Brian R. Howe told CA: "All of my books and articles have featured the themes of basic rights. I have been motivated by the belief that human rights can be a key force in enhancing human respect."