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Cloud, Fred – Journal of Intergroup Relations, 1993
Economic justice means taking the personhood of poor people into account; respecting their needs, personal ambitions, rights, and dignity; and affording equal opportunity and equal access to education, health care, housing, and jobs. Examples of injustice to minority groups are provided, citing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. (SLD)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Economic Impact, Economically Disadvantaged, Equal Education
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Manson, Patrick – Update on Law-Related Education, 1998
Presents a lesson on human rights for middle and secondary school students in which they identify human rights, cite examples of human-rights abuses and affirmations, and relate actions to the articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Explains that students identify human-rights issues globally and at home. (CMK)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Global Approach, Middle Schools
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Mittal, Anuradha – Update on Law-Related Education, 1998
Maintains that the high poverty levels in the United States implies that the goals of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) have not yet transformed the reality of U.S. citizens. Describes the national campaign called "Economic Human Rights: The Time Has Come!" that combats the violations of basic human rights like poverty.…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Economic Factors, Economic Status
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Reardon, Betty A. – Social Education, 1994
Asserts that, in teaching about human rights, the international standards should be the fundamental core of the content and values to be communicated. Recommends that teachers should use the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the standard by which the actions of individuals and governments should be compared. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizen Role, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civil Liberties
King, S. Claire – Teaching Tolerance, 1998
Describes some efforts to ensure that teachers in the United States understand and teach about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Although the declaration is 50 years old, it is not as well known in the United States as it is in other parts of the world. Teaching its content and meaning to children is discussed. (SLD)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education
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O'Brien, Ed – Social Education, 1999
Asserts that educators need to teach about human rights issues, such as social and economic rights, in the social studies curriculum because these issues are disregarded throughout the country. Defines human rights, discusses the importance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), and provides two lessons. (CMK)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Consciousness Raising, Educational Change, Ideology
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Torney, Judith V. – Social Education, 1980
Students need more exposure to the concept of human rights. They need to know The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the subsequent covenants. Also, they need to know that substantial agreement exists in the international community about what constitutes human rights. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Educational Needs, Educational Principles, Global Approach
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Shiman, David A. – Update on Law-Related Education, 1998
Engages students in comparing the rights proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) with those present in the United States Bill of Rights and other constitutional amendments. Challenges the students to explore reasons for the presence or absence of certain rights and to reflect on the role of the government. (CMK)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Civil Liberties, Freedom, Global Approach
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Anderson, Marna; Rudelius-Palmer, Kristi – Update on Law-Related Education, 1998
Describes Partners in Human Rights Education in which the Universal Declaration of Human Rights provides the framework for using interactive teaching methods to relate human-rights concepts to students' lives. Highlights Amnesty International's "Urgent Action Network" that encourages children to become lobbyists in a letter-writing…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Childrens Rights, Civil Liberties, Elementary Secondary Education
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Schmidt, Janet; Manson, Patrick – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 1999
Addresses human rights education (HRE) for young learners stressing the centrality of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Illustrates the use of HRE within history, geography, world cultures, and literature. Believes that HRE begins by creating a human rights community in the classroom. (CMK)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Childrens Literature, Childrens Rights, Civil Liberties
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Smith, Martha – Library Trends, 2001
Explains the concept of global information justice and describes it as an ethical ideal, as an organizing principle for a model for analysis, and as a direction for policy making. Discusses the use of new technologies; access to technology; ownership; privacy; security; community; and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Computer Security, Ethics, Global Approach, Intellectual Property
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Menon, Bhaskar P. – Social Education, 1989
Provides a brief history of the development of the United Nations. Identifies achievements of the United Nations in the promotion of human rights, the translation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights into binding international covenants, and the establishment of monitoring mechanisms to ensure the protection of human rights. (KO)
Descriptors: Background, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, History
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O'Brien, Edward L. – Update on Law-Related Education, 1998
Presents a lesson for middle and secondary school students in which they respond to a hypothetical scenario that enables them to develop a list of basic rights. Expounds that students compare their list of rights to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in order to explore the assumptions about human rights. (CMK)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Global Approach
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Starkey, Hugh – Journal of Moral Education, 1992
Contends that public education has basic, secular texts that include basic human rights common to all the world's peoples. Identifies the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 as the first of these documents. Argues that schools in all nations should emphasize equality of rights and equality of dignity. (CFR)
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Civil Liberties, Comparative Education, Curriculum Development
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Hakkarainen, Pentti – Journal of Moral Education, 1978
Basic values of moral education in Finnish schools come from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Moral tenets are taught in religion and civics. The textbooks deal with moral questions mainly on the individual level and provide limited opportunities for practice necessary for the internalization of values. (Author/SJL)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education
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