Educating for Human Rights and Global Citizenship

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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.
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“…this is a well-written and accessible book that takes up issues of human rights and global citizenship from diverse perspectives and challenges schools to ‘achieve more inclusive, socially responsible, and pedagogically transformative spaces’ (p. 8) by including these issues as part of their public purpose. The book is a major contribution to the ever-expanding categories and definitions of human rights.” — Alberta Journal of Educational Research
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791473733
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 3/6/2008
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

At the University of Alberta, Ali A. Abdi is Professor of Education and International Development and Lynette Shultz is Assistant Professor of Educational Policy Studies. Abdi is the author of Culture, Education, and Development in South Africa: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives and the coeditor (with Korbla P. Puplampu, and George J. Sefa Dei) of African Education and Globalization: Critical Perspectives.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

1 Educating for Human Rights and Global Citizenship: An Introduction Ali A. Abdi Lynette Shultz 1

2 A Call and Response: Human Rights as a Tool of Dignity and Transformation Hilaria Supa Huaman Shulamith Koenig Lynette Shultz 11

3 Human Rights: Four Generations of Practice and Development Derek G. Evans 25

4 Are We All Global Citizens or Are Only Some of Us Global Citizens?: The Relevance of This Question to Education Nigel Dower 39

5 Caught Between Imaginaries: Global Citizenship Education and the Persistence of the Nation George Richardson 55

6 De-subjecting Subject Populations: Historico-actual Problems and Educational Possibilities Ali A. Abdi 65

7 The Short History of Women, Human Rights, and Global Citizenship Ratna Ghosh 81

8 Re/presentation of Race and Racism in the Multicultural Discourse of Canada Carl E. James 97

9 Popular Education and Human Rights: Prospects for Antihegemonic Adivasi (Original Dweller) Movements and Counterhegemonic Struggle in India Dip Kapoor 113

10 Human Rights Education and Contemporary Child Slavery: Creating Child-Friendly Villages When States, Communities, and Families Fail to Protect Lynette Shultz 129

11 Toward Minority Group Rights and Inclusive Citizenship for Immigrants: The Role of a Voluntary Organization in Vancouver, Canada Shibao Guo 143

12 Traditional Peoples and Citizenship in the New Imperial Order Makere Stewart-Harawira 159

13 Human Rights Imperialism: Third Way Education as the New Cultural Imperialism Jerrold L. Kachur 177

14 Citizenship and its Exclusions: The Impact of Legal Definitions on Metis People(s) of Canada Cora Weber-Pillwax 193

15An Introduction to Librarianship for Human Rights Toni Samek 205

16 Reconstructing the Legend: Educating for Global Citizenship Graham Pike 223

Appendix A Threads of My Life (Spanish Original) Hilaria Supa Huaman 239

List of Contributors 243

Index 249

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