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Salmenkivi, Eero; Kasa, Tuija; Putkonen, Niina; Kallioniemi, Arto – Human Rights Education Review, 2022
In this article we examine the profiling of human rights and children's rights in religious education (RE) and its secular alternative in Finland. We use the term 'worldview education' to describe the combination of these subjects. We analyse what kinds of human rights and ethical issues are raised in Finnish worldview education. One specific…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Civil Rights, Childrens Rights, Religious Education
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Sigurdsson, Lakshmi; Andersen, Kirsten M. – Human Rights Education Review, 2022
The Preamble of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) states that 'disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind'. From this point of departure, we argue that philosophical, political, and religious reflections on core concepts such as conscience, freedom, equality,…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Teaching Methods, Freedom, Human Dignity
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Lindhardt, Eva – Human Rights Education Review, 2022
The child's right to freedom of religion and belief and fundamental principles such as equality and non-discrimination constitute an international frame for religious education (RE). However, these rights might be challenged when RE is allocated a major role in transmitting the majority religion as national cultural heritage and national identity.…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Intellectual Freedom, Religion, Civil Rights
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Eggen, Renate Banschbach – Human Rights Education Review, 2022
The article deals with the representation of the Sámi in the new national curriculum for primary and lower secondary education in Norway. More precisely, it focuses on a specific formulation in the fourth core element of the curriculum for religious education, in which an awareness of Sámi perspectives is presented as part of the diversity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Elementary Secondary Education, Religious Education
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Koukounaras Liagkis, Marios; Skordoulis, Michalis; Geronikou, Vasiliki – Human Rights Education Review, 2022
This paper aims to present research on measuring competences for democratic culture. It describes the development of a multiple-item scale that measures competences in teaching democratic citizenship and human rights through religious education. A principal component analysis based on the 135 items of the Council of Europe's Reference framework of…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Democratic Values, Test Construction, Competence
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Hansen, Ole Henrik Borchgrevink; Toft, Audun – Human Rights Education Review, 2022
The purpose of this article is to analyse and discuss "Selma and the Quest for the Perfect Faith," a TV series made by The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation and promoted for use in schools, and the accompanying teaching material about freedom of religion made by Save the Children. We discuss the series and material critically from a…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Foreign Countries, Television, Programming (Broadcast)
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Suhner, Jasmine – Human Rights Education Review, 2022
To address the societal challenges of global solidarity and sustainable societies there is clearly a need for human rights education (HRE). The question arises as to which school subject is capable of contributing to HRE in which way -- and how different disciplines may ideally collaborate. The situation is particularly challenging for religious…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Religious Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Public Schools
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Gollifer, Sue E. – Human Rights Education Review, 2022
Transformative human rights education (HRE) implies a pedagogic intention to generate human rights cultures, protecting against and preventing human rights violations. This article draws on Freirean critical pedagogy to define transformative HRE as requiring four pedagogical principles: an explicit pedagogic intention; critical engagement on…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education, Self Concept, Individual Development
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Lakshminarayanan, Radhika; Thomas, Dolly – Human Rights Education Review, 2022
Human Rights Education (HRE) is critical to human development and societal transformation. In India, although HRE emerged in the 1980s, its incorporation in higher education has not yet reached its full potential. Using the state of Tamil Nadu as our case study, this paper evaluates the integration of courses on human rights in universities and…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Social Justice, Social Change, Higher Education
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Hansen, Ole Henrik Borchgrevink – Human Rights Education Review, 2022
The concept of "freedom" is at the moral core of human rights and human rights education. In the liberal tradition, the prevalent understanding of freedom is non-interference. In the republican tradition, however, freedom is primarily conceived of as "non-domination" rather than non-interference. This article discusses whether…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Political Attitudes, Freedom, Moral Values
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Daniels, Stephen – Human Rights Education Review, 2022
The incorporation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into Scots law offers an unprecedented opportunity to improve the realisation of the right to education for all children and young people living in Scotland. One feature of such a commitment ought to be clear and comprehensive policies on Human Rights Education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, International Law, Childrens Rights
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Quennerstedt, Ann – Human Rights Education Review, 2022
Children's human rights education is a complex area for schools to handle. Therefore, it is not uncommon for schools and teachers to seek guidance from actors outside school. This article examines UNICEF UK's "Rights Respecting Schools Award" with the aim of shedding light on ways in which the programme can support successful work with…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Teaching Methods, International Organizations, Foreign Countries
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Gerber, Paula; Lindner, Phoebe Irving – Human Rights Education Review, 2022
Australia achieved marriage equality in 2017, following a controversial and divisive postal survey which invited all Australians to 'vote' on whether same-sex couples should be allowed to marry. The 'No' campaign focused on the alleged negative impact of marriage equality on children's education. Scare-mongering television clips claimed that boys…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Teaching Methods, LGBTQ People, Sexual Identity
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Watkins, Dawn – Human Rights Education Review, 2022
The research underpinning this article has taken place in the context of a research project that seeks to improve children's legal capability. Discussions concerning the place of children's rights in this project led the author to engage with the HRE literature, where they discovered an affinity between the aims of the project and so-called…
Descriptors: Laws, Civil Rights, Teaching Methods, Childrens Rights
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Lövgren, Johan – Human Rights Education Review, 2022
Citizenship education played a crucial role in the 19th century transition from royal sovereignty to democracy in the Nordic region, with folk high schools (FHS) playing an important role. While established to empower the people ("folk") for active participation in society, the contemporary folk high schools have reoriented from their…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Folk Schools, Civil Rights, Educational History
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