ERIC Number: EJ1147213
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
The Rise and Fall of Human Rights in English Education Policy? Inescapable National Interests and PREVENT
Bowie, Robert A.
Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, v12 n2 p111-122 Jul 2017
The article interprets changes in human rights education in English school policy on values which have increasingly been framed by PREVENT and a move from international to national expressions of values. It reveals the extent of the impact and nature of this change on human rights education in school policy for the first time. It reports changes from minimal to maximal expectations compounded by an increased focus of school performance. It illustrates the extent to which values are politically framed and significantly how recently "sudden" political changes in the United Kingdom can be seen as part of a change trend which is almost 10 years old. It draws on Schwartz's theoretical structure of values, Baxi's conceptualisation of rights and Lohrenscheit's notion of learning "about" and learning "for" human rights as these, respectively, reveal conceptual clarity in values, human rights and pedagogy.
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Educational Policy, Teaching Methods, Political Influences, Social Change, Foreign Countries, Prevention, Advocacy, National Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Moral Values, Social Values
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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