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Boutros, Alexandria – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2018
One of the biggest criticisms of international law is the lack of effective enforcement, often compounded in human rights law by the system of treaty reservations that detracts from the main object and purpose of human rights protections. Ideally, once a country has ratified a treaty, it may create domestic law that provides an enforcement…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Access to Education, Law Enforcement, Childrens Rights
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Zembylas, Michalinos – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2018
This paper explores the entanglement between two partially connected concerns that offer the potential to animate current discussions on human rights teaching and learning: 'affect' and 'counter-conduct'. Both terms are at the heart of human rights education (HRE) approaches that aim at cultivating resistance in children and youth so that they…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Values Education, Social Change, Resistance (Psychology)
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Sahan, Gülsün; Tural, Aysegül – World Journal of Education, 2018
Human Rights, Citizenship and Democracy Course draws attention to with topics such as human rights, effective citizenship. In terms of content, it has an important place in contemporary education concept. It is thought that the Human Rights, Citizenship and Democracy course will benefit the social structure because of its content and the outputs…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Citizenship, Democracy, Teacher Attitudes
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Froman, Nica – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2015
In 2003, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)--a program implemented in thousands of schools globally--introduced a human rights course (Makivirta, 2003). This curriculum is the first of its kind to hold potential widespread influence on human rights education in the formal education sector. In this study, I analyze the…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Teaching Methods, Advocacy, Advanced Placement Programs
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Ozturk, Ayse – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Purpose: Human rights education is vital for democratic societies. For an effective human rights education, teachers need to have an in-depth comprehension regarding human rights in the first place. Accordingly, this study aimed to develop, implement and evaluate the Human Rights Curriculum Based on Socioscientific issues as Part of the…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Environmental Education, Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education
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Woldeyes, Yirga Gelaw; Offord, Baden – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2018
This article tackles specific issues that arise in teaching human rights in a Western academic institution. As critical human rights scholars, we are concerned with a pedagogy of human rights that gives respect to cultural diversity and the cross-cultural applicability of concepts and social issues in ways that are not antithetical to the purpose…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Critical Theory, Teaching Methods, Cultural Pluralism
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Wahl, Rachel – Comparative Education Review, 2016
This article examines how local law enforcers in India respond to NGO efforts to disseminate world culture through human rights education. Law enforcement officers do not merely decouple from human rights discourse by superficially endorsing it. They also go further than infusing rights with local meaning. Officers use the language and logic of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Civil Rights, Police, Police Community Relationship
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Daniels, Stephen J. – Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, 2018
Recently, doubt has been cast on the ability of Scottish education to meet relevant Human Rights requirements relating to education. This article will outline both a means of clarification for international requirements for Human Rights Education, and an analysis of documentation outlining Scottish educational policy for compatibility with these…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Citizenship Education, Civil Rights, Educational Policy
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Özbek, Ramazan – International Education Studies, 2017
The aim of this study is to evaluate opinions of prospective teachers attending Social Sciences Teaching Department Primary Education Section on the objectives of Human Rights Education in the scope of Citizenship and Democracy Education Curriculum. This study is vital for learning of democratic life. 25 prospective teachers studying in the 8th…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Opinions
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Russell, Garnett S.; Sirota, Sandra L.; Ahmed, A. Kayum – Comparative Education Review, 2019
Using a mixed quantitative and qualitative analysis of 42 South African textbooks from the postapartheid era, we seek to understand how global human rights discourses manifest in South African textbooks across different subjects and whether these discourses may have changed over time. By employing a two-dimensional framework that examines the…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Curriculum Development
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Zembylas, Michalinos; Charalambous, Panayiota; Charalambous, Constadina; Lesta, Stalo – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2016
The present article aims to examine the interplay between the transnational discourses of human rights and the particularities of local constructions and conceptualisations of human rights within the context of an ethnically divided society, Cyprus. Specifically, this interplay is examined through a qualitative study of Greek-Cypriot primary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Civil Rights, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Practices
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Ahmed, A. Kayum – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2017
While human rights education (HRE) provides the tools for emancipation, it remains susceptible to appropriation by authoritarian regimes who seek to entrench state power. Classification scholars who typologize approaches to HRE fail to acknowledge that state entities could employ human rights discourse to reinforce state sovereignty. Consequently,…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Politics of Education, Authoritarianism, Government Role
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Nagengast, Emil – International Research and Review, 2017
How does short-term study abroad affect students' attitudes toward human rights? What role does study abroad play in human rights education? This study assesses the learning outcomes of two study abroad programs that aimed to promote human rights education. I applied a mixed methods approach to measure the changes in the opinions of students who…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Civil Rights, Student Attitudes, Attitude Change
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Zembylas, Michalinos – Journal of Philosophy of Education, 2016
This article takes up Foucault's politics of human rights and suggests that it may constitute a point of departure for the renewal of HRE, not only because it rejects the moral superiority of humanism--the grounding for the dominant liberal framework of international human rights--but also because it makes visible the complexities of human rights…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Teaching Methods, Humanism, Criticism
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Gordon, Mordechai – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2018
This article takes up the educational challenge of the framers of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Specifically, the author explores the question of: how can we talk about a universal conception of human rights in a way that both respects the need for cultural pluralism and the necessity to protect those rights and freedoms that all…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Moral Values, Cultural Pluralism, Figurative Language
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