Integrating Human Rights Education in Schools: legislation, curriculum and practice
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- International Journal of Law and Education, 2015, 20 (1), pp. 5 - 19
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Given the increasing focus internationally on human rights education in the past two decades, this article examines recent developments in both human rights legislation and education in Australia. Despite opportunities to effectively integrate human rights education into school programs provided by a new Human Rights Framework and National Curriculum, there have been only limited outcomes to date for human rights education. Failure to systemically integrate human rights principles, topics and practices into school curriculum has resulted in a missed opportunity to create a human rights culture and improve understandings of human rights for Australian students.
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