ERIC Number: EJ1173238
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
A Perspective of Controversy in Human Rights Education: A Curricular Proposition
Magendzo, Abraham K.; Pavez, Jorge B.
Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, v47 n1-2 p17-29 Jun 2017
This article proposes introducing a strategy of controversy into human rights curriculum. First, it refers to the development of human rights education in Latin America and illustrates how controversy can be incorporated in the different disciplines of the curriculum. Second, the article shows how human rights from a controversial perspective can be included in different curricular educational programs, such as civic education, ethical education, education for peace, health education, environmental education, sex education, gender education, and multicultural education. It further argues that it is possible and desirable to incorporate controversial issues around several fundamental human rights, such as freedom, equality, justice, rights of solidarity, as well as economic, social, and cultural rights.
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Curriculum Development, Civics, Ethics, Peace, Health Education, Environmental Education, Sex Education, Gender Issues, Multicultural Education, Freedom, Social Justice, Interdisciplinary Approach, Foreign Countries
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Identifiers - Location: South America
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