ERIC Number: ED439357
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-May
Human Dignity, Decency and Integrity as the Sine Qua Non of Human Rights Education: A Proactive Conceptual and Practical Framework for Promotion of World Peace.
Sandhu, Daya Singh
This paper underscores the significance of personal dignity, decency, and integrity as the core values and symbionic concepts to promote human rights education. It proposes a proactive model with philosophical ramifications and practical applications proposed for educators, researchers, and mental health practitioners interested in human rights issues and global peace. The model assumes that matters relating to ethics and values rather than economic and political structures play a prominent role in causing and resolving problems at all levels: local, social, and international. The goal of the model is to inculcate moral sensitivities that are necessary for people to become responsible, genuine, and caring global citizens. The paper states that human rights actions have to become a priority, and educators have to develop new attitudes of empathy, genuineness, and respect. Major emphasis is placed on developing and enhancing critical thinking. The paper also lists some of these strategies as: intellectual curiosity, open-mindedness, flexibility, intellectual honesty, and respect for others' viewpoints. (JDM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Caring in an Age of Technology. Proceedings of the International Conference on Counseling in the 21st Century (6th, Beijing, China, May 29-30, 1997); see CG 029 879.