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UNICEF, 2015
Education is a human right. The Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognize the essential role education plays in human and social development. As stated in article 26 of the Declaration, "Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Equal Education, Civil Rights, Role of Education
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Montgomery, Sarah E.; Miller, Wendy; Foss, Page; Tallakson, Denise; Howard, Maria – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
Teaching about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948, is one way to support students' learning about issues of fairness. However, learning about this document is not enough. Students need to have experiences where they explore issues of justice and equity in order to learn about…
Descriptors: Art Education, Service Learning, Kindergarten, Civil Rights
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Varjo, Janne; Kalalahti, Mira; Silvennoinen, Heikki – Journal of School Choice, 2014
This article analyzes the ways in which the right to education and freedom of education are expressed in local school choice policies in Finland. We aim to discover the elements that form democratic iterations on the right to education and freedom of education by contrasting their manifestations in three local institutional spaces for parental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Choice, Educational Policy, Civil Rights
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Maher, Marguerite – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2013
This paper discusses the "Growing Our Own" initial teacher education (ITE) pilot programme which allowed Indigenous assistant teachers in their own communities to study to become a teacher with the support of a non-Indigenous teacher. There are five sections in this paper, including: (1) the underpinning theory and philosophy of one…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Inclusion, Preservice Teacher Education, Outcomes of Education
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Ng, Pak Tee – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2013
Lifelong learning is now a recurring topic in national human resource, employment, entrepreneurship and educational reform discourse. In Singapore, the government urges citizens to be lifelong learners to enhance their employability and reminds them that lifelong learning is a survival strategy for the country. This paper presents and analyses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Individual Development, Empowerment
Ireland, Timothy Denis, Comp.; Spezia, Carlos Humberto, Comp. – Online Submission, 2014
The present document on the Sixty Years of CONFINTEA was inspired by the desire to register the long fecund history of a global movement which has spanned six decades. Official records and documents produced by and for the conferences, in particular the final reports, elaborated by UNESCO were used as an important source. This process of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Educational History, International Organizations
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McIntyre, Michael; Hull, Vanessa – Teaching History, 2017
Michael McIntyre and Vanessa Hull explain the work of Facing History and Ourselves, an education organisation based in the United States and working internationally. Facing History aims to engage students in reflection on why violence occurred in the past, on what this teaches us about the world today and on our place and role within that world.…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Violence, Behavior, Decision Making
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Spry, Nandila; Marchant, Teresa – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2014
Gender equity and the empowerment of women is a significant international issue. Successful adult education programs are vital to enhance women's situation. Lessons learned from a personal development program provided for thousands of women are analysed. The program is conducted by community service providers in Australia and internationally, with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Individual Development, Females, Empowerment
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Arthur-Kelly, Michael; Sutherland, Dean; Lyons, Gordon; Macfarlane, Sonja; Foreman, Phil – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2013
Positive changes to pre-service teacher education programmes (PSTEPs), driven in part by changing worldwide policy frameworks around inclusion, are occurring, albeit slowly. After briefly reviewing international trends and key policy and legislation platforms in New Zealand and Australia, this paper explores some of the challenges in enhancing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Attitudes, Educational Change