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ERIC Number: ED256642
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Feb-16
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Human Rights Education in Schools: Concepts, Attitudes and Skills.
Heater, Derek
The first two chapters of this study concern (1) the neglect of human rights education in the schools and problems associated with this neglect and (2) objectives of human rights education. Objectives include knowledge of historical developments; knowledge of contemporary declarations, conventions, and covenants; knowledge of some major infringements of human rights; understanding the distinction between political/legal and social/economic rights; understanding the basic concepts; understanding the relationship between individual, group, and national rights; appreciation of one's prejudices and the development of tolerance; appreciation of the rights of others; sympathy for those who are denied rights; and developing intellectual and action skills. Other chapters discuss major concepts in human rights, values and attitudes that should be fostered, and intellectual and action skills that should be fostered. The conclusion stresses the need for the continuation of 18th century enlightenment goals of toleration, justice, and humanity. (IS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).