Educating for Human Rights and Global Citizenship

Educating for Human Rights and Global Citizenship
Author : Ali A. Abdi
Publisher : SUNY Press
Total Pages : 252
Release : 2009-01-01
ISBN 10 : 0791473740
ISBN 13 : 9780791473740
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Nearly sixty years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in spite of progress on some fronts, we are in many cases as far away as ever from achieving an inclusive citizenship and human rights for all. While human rights violations continue to affect millions across the world, there are also ongoing contestations regarding citizenship. In response to these and related issues, the contributors to this book critique both historical and current practices and suggest several pragmatic options, highlighting the role of education in attaining these noble yet unachieved objectives. This book represents a welcome addition to the human rights and global citizenship literature and provides ideas for new platforms that are human rights friendly and expansively attuned toward global citizenship. Book jacket.

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