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ERIC Number: EJ865400
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0022-8958
Transforming Global Civics: The Need for Human Rights Education
Levin-Goldberg, Jennifer
Kappa Delta Pi Record, v46 n1 p5-7 Fall 2009
In today's globally interconnected community, it is imperative that students learn how human rights abuses are not a "thing of the past," but an ongoing exploitation that requires modern day crusaders to defend. Who might these crusaders be? None other than each student. However, if one wants to encourage these noble change agents, one needs to teach them what human rights are, where and how human rights are being violated, and how they can help. A powerful method with the potential to produce this change is Human Rights Education (HRE). Human Rights Education conceivably may serve as an effective means for producing civically engaged global citizens. In this article, the author provides a definition of HRE and presents suggestions for classroom teachers based on advice from the Human Rights Resource Center as well as the author's experiences in incorporating human rights education in the classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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