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ERIC Number: EJ1023154
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8249
Re-Thinking Relations in Human Rights Education: The Politics of Narratives
Adami, Rebecca
Journal of Philosophy of Education, v48 n2 p293-307 May 2014
Human Rights Education (HRE) has traditionally been articulated in terms of cultivating better citizens or world citizens. The main preoccupation in this strand of HRE has been that of bridging a gap between universal notions of a human rights subject and the actual locality and particular narratives in which students are enmeshed. This preoccupation has focused on "learning about the other" in order to improve relations between plural "others" and "us" and reflects educational aims of national identity politics in citizenship education. The article explores the learning of human rights "through" narratives "in" relations, drawing on Hannah Arendt and Sharon Todd. For this re-thinking of relations in learning human rights, the article argues that HRE needs to address both competing historical narratives on the drafting of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR) as well as unique life narratives of learners.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Universal Declaration of Human Rights