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...Country Overview India accorded high priority to providing education to all by declaring in Article 45 of its Constitution in 1950 that “the state shall endeavour to provide, within a period of 10 years from the commencement...

Human Rights Education: Definitions, History, Ideologies

Monisha Bajaj

Monisha Bajaj is Associate Professor of International and Multicultural Education at the University of San Francisco, USA, where she directs Human Rights Education MA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Schooling for Social Change : The Rise and Impact of Human Rights Education in India

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...Human rights education (HRE) has become a greater part of international discussions of educational policy (Ramirez, Suarez, and Meyer 2007), national textbook reform (Meyer, Bromley- Martin, and Ramirez 2010), and the work of non...

Environmental Education in Schools: Perspective and Challenges

Teaching in Unequal Societies

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

Book chapter

...Environmental education represents a challenge to existing patterns of schooling. Its inquiry orientation is a challenge to habitual patterns of teaching; its interdisciplinary character is a threat to conventional disciplinary curricular...
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...India experienced sustained economic growth for more than two decades following the economic liberalization in 1991. While economic growth reduced poverty significantly, it was associated with an increase in inequality. Does this increase...

HIV/AIDS Education for HIV-Positive Women Living in India

Education and HIV/AIDS : Education as a Humanitarian Response

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...Introduction The rapid spread of HIV in developing nations has caused much concern because of its vast implications on socioeconomic development and health on a global scale. India is currently the epicenter of the HIV epidemic...

‘Why Johnny Can’t Read’: Seeking a Response through the Art of Teaching

Teaching in Unequal Societies

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

Book chapter

...While discussing the progressive decline of education, particularly school education, in the United States of America, Hannah Arendt in her essay ‘The Crisis in Education’ asks ‘why Johnny can’t read’ (2006: 171). ‘Johnny’ in this question...
...The last few decades have witnessed an explosion of scholarship from hitherto marginalised intellectual spaces around critical pedagogy and the dilemmas of teaching in societies which are riddled with inequalities and structural injustices....

Pedagogy and cultural diversity: children’s participation for overcoming differences

Children as Decision Makers in Education : Sharing Experiences Across Cultures

Continuum, 2010

Book chapter

...The beginning in a small school Every sensitive teacher in a class that has children from different backgrounds experiences a tension between the values of students’ equality and recognition of cultural differences...

Linking Laws, Liberties, and Learning: The Institute of Human Rights Education

Monisha Bajaj

Monisha Bajaj is Associate Professor of International and Multicultural Education at the University of San Francisco, USA, where she directs Human Rights Education MA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Schooling for Social Change : The Rise and Impact of Human Rights Education in India

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...The Institute of Human Rights Education (IHRE), part of the larger Madurai- based NGO People’s Watch, has been the organization most active in promoting human rights education (HRE) in India. IHRE is a unique NGO that actively engages...

Introduction

Monisha Bajaj

Monisha Bajaj is Associate Professor of International and Multicultural Education at the University of San Francisco, USA, where she directs Human Rights Education MA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Schooling for Social Change : The Rise and Impact of Human Rights Education in India

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...I started learning about human rights in class six. I first thought they are giving us more of a burden with yet another subject and more books. But the teachers were so different after they started teaching human rights: human rights...