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Sirota, Sandra – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2017
This article examines how the U.S. government's stance on human rights and human rights education has shifted from leading the creation of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights through the United Nations Human Rights Commission, with Eleanor Roosevelt as chair of the Commission, to one in which human rights education has only a minimal…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Federal Government, Government Role, Educational History
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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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Tibbitts, Felisa; Katz, Susan Roberta – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2017
Human rights education (HRE), like the wider international human rights project, is a bold attempt to influence laws and state policies, while at the same time inspiring people to connect human rights to their everyday lives. In terms of incorporating HRE within the formal education sector, HRE is dependent upon the good will of state actors. To…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Educational Practices, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Policy
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Magendzo, Abraham K.; Pavez, Jorge B. – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2017
This article proposes introducing a strategy of controversy into human rights curriculum. First, it refers to the development of human rights education in Latin America and illustrates how controversy can be incorporated in the different disciplines of the curriculum. Second, the article shows how human rights from a controversial perspective can…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Curriculum Development, Civics
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de Kort, Frauke – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2017
Citizenship education is one of the main aims of the mandated subject of social studies in secondary schools in the Netherlands. Moreover, the learning outcomes of social studies refer to constitutional rights. Internationally, citizenship education and human rights education are considered to be mutually reinforcing. One may, thus, expect that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Civil Rights, Case Studies
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Rinaldi, Stefanie – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2017
In Swiss high schools, teachers have significant leeway in determining the learning objectives and contents of curricula, including the recommended transversal theme of human rights. Teachers' views on human rights and human rights education (HRE) are, therefore, a determining factor for HRE's successful implementation. This article presents the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Civil Rights, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Gkotzos, Dimitrios – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2017
This article presents an effort to integrate the issues of climate change and children's rights into the Greek primary school curriculum through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs). The curriculum Act for Climate was developed through the lens of children's rights and with the support of a web-based learning environment…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Civil Rights, Childrens Rights, Climate
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Liang, Weihong – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2017
Since the 2000s, China has explicitly dealt with human rights education (HRE) in education at all levels. This article investigates China's policies, curricula, and practices of HRE in Chinese secondary schools. Data were drawn mainly from policy documents, textbooks, and interviews with school staff. Findings reveal a difference in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Civil Rights, Secondary Schools, Secondary Education
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Chhabra, Meenakshi – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2017
This article examines singular historical narratives of the 1947 British India Partition in four history textbooks from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Britain, respectively. Drawing on analysis and work in the field, this study proposes a seven-module "integrated snail model" with a human rights orientation that can be applied to…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, History Instruction, Violence, Geographic Regions
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Sadruddin, Munir Moosa – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2017
Pakistan is home to religious and cultural ideologies that greatly support the values of human rights. Nevertheless, the multilayered philosophies of human rights in Pakistan have at times heightened clashes and bred a culture of tension among higher education learners. Ideological filters in national education policies have removed human rights…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Civil Rights, Global Education, Faculty Development
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Comings, John P.; Strucker, John; Bell, Brenda – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2017
This article describes two assessment tools that have been used to assess the reading skills of youth participating in alternative basic skills and livelihood skills training programs. The Rapid Assessment of Reading Skills (RARS) was developed to identify potential participants who needed to improve their reading skills before beginning training…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation, Reading Skills, Daily Living Skills
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Crouch, Luis; Merseth, Katherine A. – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2017
This paper highlights patterns in school enrollment indicators that affect the efficiency and effectiveness of education systems in a set of low-income countries: those that have expanded access quickly in the last decade or two, but have not yet absorbed that expansion efficiently. Although the patterns in these indicators are observable in the…
Descriptors: Enrollment Trends, Low Income Groups, Developing Nations, Educational Indicators
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Crea, Thomas M.; Diaz-Valdes, Antonia Eliana; Gruenfeld, Elizabeth; Acevedo, José; Cerney, Blain; Medina, Marlon; Hernandez, Glenda; Canelas, Olga – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2017
School feeding programs in low- and middle-income countries tend to focus on school attendance and literacy. Some evidence suggests that bolstering schools as a nexus of community plays an important psychosocial function for children and families. This study examines the extent to which childhood literacy rates are associated with parents' and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Food, Low Income Groups, Literacy
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Mukerji, Shalini – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2017
An idea took shape in the slums of Mumbai in the early nineties and went on to become a peoples' movement to address the problem of providing quality education for all of India's children. This piece profiles Dr. Madhav Chavan, the man who provided the dynamic vision for and creative leadership of that mission/movement. Dr. Chavan combined the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Slums, Access to Education, Low Income Groups
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Shukla, Vachaspati; Mishra, Udaya S. – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2017
This article evaluates the progress in literacy among the Indian states, from an age-cohort perspective. It argues that age-cohort analysis offers a robust understanding of the dynamics of literacy progress. The article clearly brings out the fact that, despite the accomplishment of universal elementary education, achieving the goal of full…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Academic Achievement, Demography
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