Friday, 25 March 2011

PUBLICATION: 'Human Rights Education, Reflections on Theory and Practice'


Human Rights Education, Reflections on Theory and Practice, Fionnuala Waldron and Brian Ruane (Editors)

This new book on human rights education has just been published by Liffey Press, Dublin. Edited by Fionnuala Waldron and Brian Ruane, of the Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship Education, St. Patrick's College, Dublin, the book includes contributions from prominent theorists in human rights and citizenship education, teacher educators, subject specialists and primary school teachers. The book is divided into three broad thematic sections. The first theme addresses the role of human rights teaching in citizenship education and in education for sustainable development. The second theme focuses on the rights of children in education and the concept of voice. The third theme locates human rights education in curriculum design and practice.


Fionnuala Waldron - Introduction
Hugh Starkey - The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Education for Cosmopolitan Citizenship
James A Banks - Human Rights, Diversity and Citizenship Education
Peter Kirschlaeger - Human Rights Education for a Sustainable Future
Anita Prunty - Implementing Children's Rights: Considering the views of children in the Individual Education Plan (IEP)
Paula Murphy - Between celebration and crisis: The role of drama in human rights education
Susan Pike - Children's rights and local communities
Brian Ruane et al - Irish teachers' understandings of and dispositions towards human rights and human rights education
Colum Kenny - Human Rights and Journalism Education
Fintan McCutcheon - Initiatives as actions: A practice perspective on human rights and citizenship education

The book is available on or enquiries can be made to Brian Ruane.

Best wishes,

Brian Ruane
Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship Education
St. Patrick's College