ERIC Number: EJ719856
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 45
Using the Theme of Bullying to Teach about Human Rights in the Social Studies Curriculum: Reports from the Field
Kirman, Joseph M.
McGill Journal of Education, v39 n3 p327-341 Fall 2004
This article argues that bullying is a human rights violation and should be a social studies curriculum concern. It treats bullying not only as a school incident but also as part of any systematic, continuous violence in any context. There is a discussion of legal implications, applicable educational theory, and attempts to deal with bullying in Canada and foreign jurisdictions. Ten classroom lessons present bullying as a social studies issue for teaching about rights. The lessons include history and current events as well as local, national, and international concerns. A supplementary Internet resource section is provided.
Descriptors: Bullying, Civil Rights, Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Violence, Curriculum, Social Problems, Intervention, Educational Theories, Legal Responsibility, Laws
The McGill Journal of Education, 3700 McTavish Street, Room 345, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 1Y2. Tel: 514-398-4246.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada