Children’s Rights in and Through Education: Learning to Live Together
Human Rights can be promoted and achieved through education. DOIT program conceptualizes educators as future leaders, with the potential of being key social agents in promoting these rights. The educators' role requires their understanding of universal Human and Children's Rights of the 21st Century, as well as their acquisition of tools for upholding these rights. DOIT's vision for all graduates, especially students of education, is that they will gain awareness of their role and of their responsibilities as citizens in today's global society. The aim of this course is to provide both a cognitive and experiential approach to Human and Children's rights education. Moreover, the course seeks to provide a venue for discussion of Human and Children's Rights so that these issues become relevant components of the everyday lives, consciousness and goals as professional educators and students of education.
- Children's rights in and through Education: Learning to Live Together Final Documents
DOIT's course Education for Human Rights
EDUCATIONAL UNIT #1: Introduction to Human and Children's Rights:
EDUCATIONAL UNIT #1:
Introduction to Human and Children's Rights:
Rationale and Objectives:
The aim of this unit is to provide an introduction to the structure and topic content of the entire course. In addition, this unit aims to begin the process of consciousness raising as to the role of educators in Human and Children's Rights education. Specifically, course participants will be introduced to the theory of Human and Children's Rights as well as to the framework for understanding, learning and teaching children's rights.
- Outline History and Development of Human and Children's Rights.
- Differentiate the various structural constructs of Human and Children's Rights including the right of survive, the right to The Right to Survive, The Right to be Safe, The Right to Belong, The Right to Develop.
Lecture Topic: Introduction to Human and Children's Rights
EDUCATIONAL UNIT #2: Human and Children's Rights
EDUCATIONAL UNIT #2:
Human and Children's Rights:
International Declarations and Historical Perspectives
Rationale and Objectives. "A right is a right only when one knows about it" (Starkey 2010)
Since educators have a role in promoting and reinforcing Human and Children's Rights, it is fundamental that they have basic knowledge and understanding of these provisions. The aim of this unit is to provide educators with information and principles of Human and Children's Rights education through presenting and discussing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights- (UDHR) and The UN Convention on the rights of the child (CRC).
- Outline the major tenant of UDHR
- Outline the major tenants of the Rights of the Child
- Examine the history of the emergence of HCR
- Recognize the structural differences between Human Rights and Democracy
Recognize the challenges rights enforcement
a. History of the development and emergence of Children's Human Rights including UN declarations and The UN Convention on the rights of the child (CRC).
b. Human Rights and Democracy
EDUCATIONAL UNIT #3: The Right to Survive
EDUCATIONAL UNIT #3:
The Right to Survive
Children Living in Poverty, Children affected by Violence and Armed conflict and The Exploitation of Children
Rationale and Objectives
One of the cornerstones of Human and Children's Rights is the protection and assurance of basic survival. The aim of this unit is to provide educators with both knowledge of some of the ways in which children’s rights to survival are endangered.
- Recognize the endangerment of the children's right to survive caused by poverty, violence and war and exploitation.
Lecture Topic: Exploitation of children
- Child Labor
- Sex Child trafficking
Lecture Topic: Poverty
- Gaps in economic inequalities in society and effects on children’s survival
- Homelessness and Street children
EDUCATIONAL UNIT #4: The Right to be Safe
EDUCATIONAL UNIT #4:
The Right to be Safe
Child Abuse and Maltreatment, Peer Violence and
The Role of Educators in Prevention and Intervention
Rationale and Objectives
Children and youth are vulnerable to be victims of violence of multiple types and in varied contexts. Educators stand in a forefront position to protect and assure children’ right to be safe from maltreatment, violence, abuse and neglect. This unit aims to educate course participants on child abuse and neglect in the family, peer violence, to raise awareness and stimulate discussion on their current and potential role. Moreover, it aims to provide practical tools for students of education and teachers towards active prevention and intervention for child whose safety is at risk.
- Enumerate and Describe the multiple forms of child maltreatment.
- Recognize the educator’s responsibility towards the prevention and intervention of children and youth whose right to be safe is at risk.
- Outline the different forms of peer violence and its implications on children's safety and well-being.
- Utilize practical tools for the prevention and intervention of Human and Children’s Rights violations focusing on family and peer violence.
- Recognize the gaps between incidence, prevalence and disclosure of abuse.
- Identify the different dilemmas related to the mandatory reporting of the abuse.
Lecture Topic: Child Abuse and Maltreatment
- Family Violence towards Forms of Child Abuse
- Neglect Poly-victimization
Lecture Topic: Peer Violence
- Tools to conceive of educators roles and responsibilities in the context so peer violence in formal and non- formal educational settings
- Cyberspace peer Violence- and means of coping Youth and Gangs
Lecture Topic: The Role of Educators in the context of child Maltreatment
- The Gap between Incidence and Disclosure of child abuse
- Reporting and Disclosure Dilemmas
- Teachers Roles and responsibilities in the context of child abuse
- Action oriented Prevention and Intervention
EDUCATIONAL UNIT #5: The Right to Belong
EDUCATIONAL UNIT #5:
V: The Right to Belong
Rationale and Objectives: All individuals have the right to belong. Enabling membership to communities, groups, and institutions that provide them with the means to actively participate as productive and contributing citizens of societies is basic to Human and Children's Rights. Actualizing Inclusion is key for people to become active participating citizens. Educators can foster students' basic rights by ensuring that school systems are inclusive. This unit aims to provide course participants with an understanding of the structural dynamics of schools in both the marginalization of individuals and groups, as well as in the process of inclusion and achievement of children’s right to belong.
- Identify the relationship between exclusion on different levels and children's rights to belong.
- Identify educator's role in processes of inclusion of marginalized communities.
Lecture Topic: Exclusion - Structural Marginalization and processes of inclusion. The Importance of Belonging
- The Importance and social, psychological, econonmic, political and cultural dynamicsof belonging
- The social psychological, economic, political, and cltural dynamics of implication of being excluded
Lecture Topic: Exclusion - Structural Marginalization and processes of inclusion.
- Marginalization Processes
- Education and Marginalization Processes
- Educational processes for Reaching the marginalized
EDUCATIONAL UNIT #6: The Right to Develop: Education and Children's rights
EDUCATIONAL UNIT #6:
VI. The Right to Develop:
Education and Children's rights
Rationale and Objectives: Education is key to the development of children’s social, cognitive, economic and civic competencies which enable them as adults, to participate as active citizens in their society. This unit presents the importance of accessibility to education as a critical component to children's development. This module aims to examine the ways that different educational structures affect children's right to develop.
- Delineate the significance of education as a central component in the children's rights to develop.
- Examine the ways that different educational structures affect children's right to develop.
- Recognize the relationship between different educational modules and children's right to develop.
- Recognize cosmopolitan citizen and its role in the Global Society of Learning to Live together.
Lecture Topic: Educational Models and their Impact on Children's Human rights
- Traditional Models (exclusion)
- Democratic/Civic Education
- Education for Democratic Citizenship and Gender Equality.
- Children's Voice and Opinion : In Education, In Decision Making Processes, and in Citizenship
Lecture Topic: Global Educational Model: Education for cosmopolitan citizenship
EDUCATIONAL UNIT #7: CHALLENGES OF THE 21ST CENTURY
EDUCATIONAL UNIT #7:
CHALLENGES OF THE 21ST CENTURY
Rationale and Objectives:
- The Dilemmas and Challenges of Enforcing and Promoting Children's Rights
- Looking Forward: Human Rights in Globalized World: Cosmopolitan Citizenship and Utopias
Articles that provide background to the topic of Education for Human and CHildren Rights
Teaching Human and Children's Rights
Articles that relate to various perspectives and approaches in teaching about Human and Children RIghts.
Articles that focus on various issues relating to Children's Rights.
Child Abuse and Human Rights
Articles that relate child Abuse and Human and Children's RIghts
Working Team Summary of 2nd Consortium Meeting in Germany