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ERIC Number: ED511441
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 180
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-8585-6384-8
Teachers and Human Rights Education
Osler, Audrey; Starkey, Hugh
Trentham Books Ltd
Why do teachers need to be familiar with human rights? In multicultural societies, whose values take precedence? How do schools resolve tensions between children's rights and teachers' rights? Campaigners, politicians and the media cite human rights to justify or challenge anything from peaceful protest to military action. The phrase "human rights" appears to be a slogan in need of a definition. Human rights education is more urgent than ever. "Teachers and Human Rights Education" clarifies the relevance of human rights to teachers' everyday work. The authors draw on international examples to discuss how schools can work with young people to promote the ideals of justice and peace. Human rights principles are applied to the challenges of living together democratically. The book contributes to the UN World Programme on Human Rights Education and is a key text for postgraduate studies.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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