Teachers and Human Rights Education by Audrey Osler, Hugh Starkey


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.