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ERIC Number: EJ794272
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0141-8211
Building Intercultural Citizenship through Education: A Human Rights Approach
Stavenhagen, Rodolfo
European Journal of Education, v43 n2 p161-179 Jun 2008
This article analyses the challenges posed by traditional ethnic and linguistic minorities in multicultural states and more specifically the problems faced by indigenous peoples and communities. Their educational and cultural needs and demands are increasingly being framed in the language of human rights, based on the expanding international legal and institutional human rights system. The United Nations World Conference on Human Rights, held in Vienna in 1993, endorsed a rights-based approach to development, human rights education is a growing field in educational practice, respect for cultural diversity is now enshrined in international and domestic laws, and the right of every person to education and to culture has become a mainstay of international human rights principles to which a majority of the world's states has subscribed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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