Dr. Rasheed Farrah has been doing a PhD research on human rights issues and ethnic minority groups. He is specifically looking into the educational as well as the cultural aspects. Some of the questions asked in this interview are:
– What are minority groups in the Somali context?
– What human rights education was there in Somalia?
– Are Somali minority groups indigenous to certain areas?
– Were or What abuses were there in Barre regime towards minorities?
– Where does the most abuses occur in Somalia?
– Are there any political participation schemes for minorities?
– How is the new government to tackle these issues in Somalia?
Dr. Rasheed Farrah is a PhD candidate in educational leadership at Alliant International University, San Diego, California. He received his Masters of Education (Cross cultural studies) from National University in 2006. Currently, he is conducting a qualitative research project studying the educational barriers faced by Somali ethnic minorities in Somalia. He is a member of the following organizations: World Council for curriculum and Instruction (WCCI), American Educational Research Organization, International Society for Technology in Education. Research interest: Human rights education, Somali ethnic minorities, Multicultural and Global Education, leadership, Educational Technology and teacher training programs.