Tuesday, 8 July 2008

What Do Human Rights Mean for Citizenship Education?

K. Peter Fritzsche
What Do Human Rights Mean for Citizenship Education?

The article argues that citizenship education and human rights education can be understood as educational responses to specific social and political challenges in different national, regional and global contexts. It outlines four cases:
Nbsp; the early German response of civic education
The late British response of citizenship education
The response of EDC within the European framework of the Council of Europe
The response of HRE within the global framework of the UN and the UNESCO
The main aim is to contribute to the necessary clarification of what is shared and what is different of EDC and HRE in this ongoing process of cooperation and integration between the two approaches in Europe.
Journal of Social Science Education © JSSE 2008
Volume 6, Number 2, February 2008, pp 40-49 ISSN 1618-5293