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Cooper, Michael – Social Education, 1998
Outlines the history of the ideals and enactment of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Includes a discussion of the origins of the concept of human rights, the impact of World War II, the role of nongovernmental organizations, and the process of drafting and adopting the UDHR. (DSK)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Policy, History
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O'Brien, Ed – Social Education, 1999
Asserts that educators need to teach about human rights issues, such as social and economic rights, in the social studies curriculum because these issues are disregarded throughout the country. Defines human rights, discusses the importance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), and provides two lessons. (CMK)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Consciousness Raising, Educational Change, Ideology
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Ross, Loretta J.; Gupta, Meghna – Social Education, 1998
Discusses the purpose and focus of human-rights education. Traces the definition of human rights, emphasizing the role of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Compares the U.S. record on human rights against the UDHR. Suggests that human-rights education is limited, and offers ideas for improvement (DSK)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Comparative Analysis, Definitions
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Reardon, Betty A. – Social Education, 1994
Asserts that, in teaching about human rights, the international standards should be the fundamental core of the content and values to be communicated. Recommends that teachers should use the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the standard by which the actions of individuals and governments should be compared. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizen Role, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civil Liberties
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Menon, Bhaskar P. – Social Education, 1989
Provides a brief history of the development of the United Nations. Identifies achievements of the United Nations in the promotion of human rights, the translation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights into binding international covenants, and the establishment of monitoring mechanisms to ensure the protection of human rights. (KO)
Descriptors: Background, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, History