Teachers and Human Rights Education

June 2010
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  • Publisher
    Trentham Books
  • Published
    3rd June 2010
  • ISBN 9781858563848
  • Language English
  • Pages 180 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.25"
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Campaigners, politicians, and the media regularly cite human rights to justify or challenge actions that range from peaceful protest to military action. The phrase "human rights" appears to have become a slogan in need of a definition. Human rights education seems more urgent than ever.

Teachers and Human Rights Education helps teachers with this vital task and clarifies the relevance of human rights to their everyday work. The authors draw on a range of international examples to illustrate how schools can enable young people to work towards the ideals of justice and peace in both the school community and the wider world. The application of human rights principles is applied as the basis for living together in diverse societies.

The book is a key text for the UN World Program on Human Rights Education 2004-2014 and for distance learning courses on human rights.

“Osler and Starkey are two of the most influential scholars and practitioners of human rights education worldwide. This new volume is timely and highly significant.”

Dr. Colm Ó Cuanacháin - , Amnesty International

Audrey Osler

Audrey Osler is Director of the Centre for Citizenship and Human Rights Education at the University of Leeds. Her many books include Teachers, Human Rights and Diversity.

Hugh Starkey

Hugh Starkey is Professor of Citizenship and Human Rights Education at UCL Institute of Education, University College London. Recent publications include Citizenship and Language Learning.