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ERIC Number: EJ1173323
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0726-2655
Rights Education: An Exploratory Analysis of What Students Know about Their Rights
Vissing, Yvonnne; Moore-Vissing, Quixada
Education and Society, v34 n1 p61-74 Apr 2016
Human Rights Education (HRE) is a mandate in both the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Globally, children may be learning about their rights, and the rights of others, in schools from preschool through college. HRE is not universally or systematically implemented. How much do college students know about their rights, particularly when they were children? How much education did students receive about rights before they got to college? This study analyzes American college student knowledge of their human rights. Using focus group, interview, and survey data, findings indicate that most students lacked knowledge of rights they had when they were young and they continue to lack detailed knowledge about human rights. Findings show the need for greater instruction about human rights education. Different instructional models are recommended for consideration.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
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