PDF - Curriculum Development and Review for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education (2016)
Education for democratic citizenship and human rights education are vital for peaceful, sustainable and inclusive societies based on respect for the human rights of every person. Effective teaching and learning processes require well-trained teachers, positive learning environments and high-quality learning materials. This is underpinned by education policy, including curriculum development and review, which is the main focus of this book.
The strengthening of education policies in the fields of education for democratic citizenship and human rights lies at the very heart of the efforts of the Council of Europe, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, and the Organization of American States. These organisations have jointly produced this publication in order to support states’ commitment to fostering citizenship and human rights education and improving access to quality education for all.
PART I. PHASES OF EDC/HRE CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND REVIEW
A. Review and analysis: where is EDC/HRE now?
B. Visioning: where does EDC/HRE need to go?
C. Curriculum writing and planning for system support: how does EDC/HRE get there?
PART II. CASE STUDIES OF EDC/HRE CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND REVIEW
Australia: curriculum development phases for civics and citizenship
Colombia: organisation of competences for living together, democratic participation and plurality
Finland: EDC/HRE in conditions of local choice
South Africa: external actors and cross-curricular reform – applying a human rights perspective
Appendix A – Resources supporting EDC/HRE curriculum development and review
Appendix B – Tools