ERIC Number: ED402400
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
The International Basis for Intercultural Education Including Anti-Racist and Human Rights Education.
Batelaan, Pieter; Coomans, Fons
Many international documents, building on the philosophy and contents of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations, support this declaration's standards and stress teaching and education as effective ways to make these standards reality. The two papers in this document describe and analyze some international documents for their implications for intercultural education. The first paper, "The Legal Character of International Documents on Intercultural Education," by Fons Coomans describes the legal character of international documents on intercultural education and explores whether they have legal standing with governments and their value at grass-roots level for students and teachers. In general terms, these documents are not enforceable against states, but they have great value as yardsticks and guidelines. The second paper, "The Implications of International Documents on Intercultural Education," by Pieter Batelaan, discusses obligations and rights of educational authorities under these documents and reviews the responsibilities of schools and teachers. An appendix lists the documents reviewed, describing them as: (1) treaties, conventions, and covenants; (2) declarations, recommendations, and resolutions; and (3) documents on security and cooperation in Europe. (SLD)
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Civil Rights, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, International Education, International Law, Legal Responsibility, Multicultural Education, Standards, Student Responsibility, Student Rights, Teacher Responsibility, Treaties
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France).; International Bureau of Education, Geneva (Switzerland).; International Association for Intercultural Education, Hilversum (Netherlands).
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Universal Declaration of Human Rights