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Compasito - Manual for human rights education with children (3rd edition) (2021)

Human rights, democratic citizenship and interculturalism
978-92-871-8794-9
Type of document :
Book
Format :
Paper
Language :
English
Size :
A4
Number of pages :
360
Editors and co-writers: Annette Schneider, Ellie Keen, Laure De Witte, Rui Gomes, Zsuzsanna Rutai - Final Editor: Rui Gomes - Illustrator: Diána Nagy
28.00 € / 56.00 $US
Children are young citizens of the present, living in the 'here and now', rights holders and competent in many issues related to their lives.

Human rights education aims to establish a culture of human rights. Human rights education should have a key role in any educational processes. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child offers an invaluable opportunity for introducing human rights to children. Learning about and experiencing children’s rights helps children to understand what human rights are about, to understand that they are rights-holders themselves, and to adapt and apply their rights in everyday life. These are the key aims of human rights education with children.

Compasito is a manual designed to facilitate the practice of human rights education with children. Its primary users are adults active in formal and non-formal education with children. Compasito provides ideas, inspiration and practical help to explore human rights with children. It looks at children as young citizens of the present and as rights-holders who are competent in many issues related to their life. It builds on children’s motivations, experiences and their search for solutions.

In Compasito, children’s rights are presented within the wider context of human rights as a whole. Thus, universal human rights and children’s rights are jointly presented in such a way that by understanding their own rights, children also understand that all human beings have human rights.

The educational process builds on children’s active participation, by which they learn about human rights and understand human rights issues, acquire skills and abilities to be able to defend human rights, and develop attitudes of respect for equality and dignity.

Practitioners of human rights education will find inspiration and practical ideas in this manual to make human rights education a reality for children and for the benefit of our societies.
INTRODUCTION
Chapter 1 - INTRODUCING HUMAN RIGHTS
What are human rights?
The evolution of human rights
The CRC as an example of the development of a human rights convention
Regional human rights conventions
Human rights mechanisms of the Council of Europe
What are children’s rights?
Chapter 2 - WHAT IS HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION?
Defining human rights education
Objectives and principles of human rights education
The international context for human rights education
Chapter 3 - HOW TO USE COMPASITO
Getting started with Compasito
Experiential learning
Facilitation
Thinking and learning styles
Children’s developmental levels
What is in a Compasito activity?
The Convention on the Rights of the Child as foundation of Compasito
Selecting activities
Adapting activities
Tips for promoting participation
Tips for facilitation
Practising human rights education
Notes for teachers
Chapter 4 - FORTY-TWO ACTIVITIES FOR HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION WITH CHILDREN
Summary of all activities
Overview of the activities
A Body of Knowledge
A Constitution for Our Group
A Human Rights Calendar
A Long Journey
A Modern Fairytale
Advertising Human Rights
Blindfolded
Board Games
Boys Don’t Cry!
Bullying Scenes
Capture the Castle
Card Games
Compasito Reporter
Cookie Monster
Dear Diary
Every Vote Counts
From Bystander to Helper
Human Rights in the News
If the World was 20 People...
Once Upon a Time...
Our Flag
Picture Games
Picturing Ways Out of Violence
Puppets Tell the Story
Putting Rights on the Map
Rabbit Rights
Reading the Label
Sailing to a New Land
Silent Speaker
Take a Small Step Forward
Telephone Call!
The Battle for the Orange
Waterdrops
We are Family
What a Wonderful World
What if …
What is in my Bag?
Where Do You Stand?
Who Should Decide?
Words that Wound
World Summer Camp
Zabderfilio
Chapter 5 - BACKGROUND / HUMAN RIGHTS THEMES
Democratic Citizenship
Digital environment
Discrimination
Education and Leisure
Environment
Family and Alternative Care
Gender Equality
Health
Migration
Participation
Peace
Poverty
Violence
APPENDICES
Selected International Human Rights Instruments
Status of ratification of major Human Rights Instruments
Universal Declaration of Human Rights (child-friendly summary)
Universal Declaration of Human Rights (in full)
European Convention on Human Rights (Child-friendly summary)
Convention on the Rights of the Child (Child friendly version)
Convention on the Rights of the Child (full text)
Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (Lanzarote Convention) - Unofficial summary
Human Rights Glossary
Children Rights Cards

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