Combined Academic Publishers

Human Rights Education for the Twenty-First Century

9780812216073: Paperback
Release Date: 1st April 1997

33 illus.

Dimensions: 178 x 254

Number of Pages: 656

Series Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights

University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

Human Rights Education for the Twenty-First Century

"This book . . . offers comprehensive conceptual and practical observations and recommendations that will serve the international human rights community for many years to come."—Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights

Paperback / £26.99

Human Rights Education for the Twenty-First Century is a comprehensive resource for training, education, and raising awareness in a wide variety of settings, both formal and informal. A diverse group of contributors—experienced activists, education experts, and representatives of several international governmental organizations—provides a rich potpourri of ideas and real-world approaches to initiating, planning, and implementing programs for teaching people about their human rights and fundamental freedoms. This volume has been developed for a global audience of educators, scholars in many disciplines, nongovernmental organizations, and foundation officers.

George J. Andreopoulos is Professor of Political Science at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York, where he directs the Center for International Human Rights. He is the editor of Genocide: Conceptual and Historical Dimensions, also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press. Richard Pierre Claude is Professor Emeritus of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland. He is Founding Editor of Human Rights Quarterly and author of Science in the Service of Human Rights, also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.

"The significance of this book cannot be overstated. . . . It is written for a global audience of educators at all levels, scholars in all disciplines, policy makers, and foundation officers."—Human Rights Quarterly

"This book, as a well-targeted, insightful, and accessible source, offers comprehensive conceptual and practical observations and recommendations that will serve the international human rights community for many years to come. Intergovernmental bodies, NGOs, activists, teachers, and others (including governments) will continue to use this book . . . well into the 21st century."—Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights