New Approaches to Citizenship and Human Rights Education: issues, debates and challenges (0170)

Venue: Woodside Conference Centre

Location: Kenilworth,

Event Date/Time: Feb 03, 2002 End Date/Time: Feb 08, 2002
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Description

Directed by Margot Brown, Centre for Global Education, York and David Kerr, National Foundation for Educational Research

This event aims to explore shared and distinctive elements of citizenship education and human rights education; to review strategies for implementing citizenship education and human rights education; and to engage with different approaches to learning about democracy, rights, justice, equality and participation.

The programme will address a series of issues, debates and challenges:

 What are the universal challenges for citizenship education and human rights education now and in the future?

 What are the common and distinctive elements of citizenship education and human rights education, and to what extent can these elements be successfully linked?

 Can human rights education and citizenship education offer a framework for engaging with differing value systems within and across countries?

 What are effective strategies for citizenship education and human rights education in different countries and educational contexts?

 What are the roles of government and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in human rights education and citizenship education?

 What is an appropriate pedagogy for learning about rights, justice, equality and participation?

Throughout the programme, participants will work on the issues, debates and challenges through a mixture of keynote presentations, discussion groups and practical workshops. These will involve both visiting contributors and event participants. The programme will also include visits to schools, an opportunity to examine resources and cultural visits.
Participants will be educators in citizenship education and human rights education; policy makers at national, regional and local levels; representatives from NGOs; academics; and senior managers in education authorities and schools.

Fee: £1550 (Residential)
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