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ERIC Number: EJ1016500
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
Human Rights and History Education: An Australian Study
Burridge Nina; Buchanan, John; Chodkiewicz, Andrew
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v39 n3 Article 2 Mar 2014
The place of education for and about human rights within the school curriculum remains contested and this paper reports on the first national cross-sectoral investigation of its place in Australian curricula and more specifically in national and state History curriculum documents. Opportunities for the inclusion of human rights based studies were examined across school learning stages, taking into account explicit and implicit, compulsory or elective, as well as curricular and extra-curricular dimensions. Given the continued importance of History as a learning area there is a need to strengthen the available explicit and mandatory opportunities for students to learn about human rights issues, working closely with key teacher associations, non-government organisations and supportive networks, drawing on available educational resources and technologies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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