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Merryfield, Merry M.; Badang, Germain; Bragg, Christina; Kvasov, Aleksandr; Taylor, Nathan; Waliaula, Anne; Yamaguchi, Misato – Social Education, 2012
The study of human rights is inseparable from social studies. Beyond the basic political, economic, and social freedoms and rights spelled out in The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, hundreds of specialized topics have developed that demonstrate the complex nature of human rights in the twenty-first-century world--environmental exploitation…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Civil Rights, Foreign Countries
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Landorf, Hilary – Social Education, 2012
A study of human rights prepares students for their role as global citizens and their study of practices in the world's countries that relate to the rights of human beings. Today, when one talks of human rights it is usually with reference to the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). It is the task of teachers to give students the…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Civil Rights, Human Dignity, Teaching Methods
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Ross, Loretta J.; Gupta, Meghna – Social Education, 1998
Discusses the purpose and focus of human-rights education. Traces the definition of human rights, emphasizing the role of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Compares the U.S. record on human rights against the UDHR. Suggests that human-rights education is limited, and offers ideas for improvement (DSK)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Comparative Analysis, Definitions
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Menon, Bhaskar P. – Social Education, 1989
Provides a brief history of the development of the United Nations. Identifies achievements of the United Nations in the promotion of human rights, the translation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights into binding international covenants, and the establishment of monitoring mechanisms to ensure the protection of human rights. (KO)
Descriptors: Background, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, History