ERIC Number: ED211554
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
International Education: Values and Perspectives on...Four Human Rights. Teacher Edition.
American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.
This handbook is for use in teacher center or school district inservice programs designed to raise the levels of teacher interest, understanding, and involvement in incorporating international education into the curricula of the public schools. The introduction in the first section provides background information on the use of the guide and explains its approach toward international education. In the second section, a broad overview is presented of issues and problems involved in securing human rights, and the third section compares human rights under different government forms: democracy, authoritarian dictatorship, and totalitarian dictatorship. In the fourth section, the focus is upon four human rights: (1) the right to due process and a fair trial; (2) freedom of association; (3) freedom of the press; and (4) the right to vote. Each right is treated in a separate chapter. A pertinent section of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights is quoted, followed by a series of illustrative examples that briefly examine how the right is treated, in theory and in practice, under democratic, authoritarian, and totalitarian governments. Alternative examples and subjects for discussion and study are suggested. Finally, each chapter includes references and bibliographic citations for further information on the topic. The appendix includes the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, an overview of the United Nation's role in protecting human rights, and a list of suggested learning activities. (JD)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Cultural Pluralism, Democracy, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnocentrism, Foreign Policy, Freedom of Speech, Global Approach, Inservice Teacher Education, International Education, News Media, Social Attitudes, Totalitarianism, Voting Rights, World Affairs
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.