Negotiating the Place for Human Rights in Education- Implications for Curricular Integration

Abstract

Human rights have long been an area of concern and active research since the inception of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948. The World Programme for Human Rights Education (2005-2014) has also re-emphasized the need for integrating human rights in school education as well as in the professional training of teachers through its inclusion in the teacher education curriculum. The role of education in building a rights-based perspective among young learners is crucial for imbibing human rights, building requisite attitudes and skills, and seeking its day-to-day applications & relevance in one’s own life as well as the life of others. The present paper takes into account the diverse curricular strategies for integrating human rights within different school subjects. The sample for the present study included pre-service educators who are pursuing master’s in education course at a university in Delhi, India. The main objective of the study is to collect and analyze pre-service educators’ perceptions about the curricular integration of human rights in the school curriculum. Lesson planning was used as a tool to collect and analyze pre-service educators’ perceptions about integrating human rights in different subject areas. The lesson plans constructed by the educators depict the integration of human rights within different curricular areas at the school level. The paper also provides concrete suggestions for integrating human rights within the mainstream curriculum at the school level and has implications for teachers, teacher educators, curriculum developers, and textbook writers.



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Astha Saxena, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, India

Paper Information
Conference: BCE2022
Stream: Curriculum Design & Development

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To cite this article:
Saxena A. (2022) Negotiating the Place for Human Rights in Education- Implications for Curricular Integration ISSN: 2435-9467 – The Barcelona Conference on Education 2022: Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2435-9467.2022.26
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2435-9467.2022.26


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