Human Rights Education and Intercultural Education

  • Fred Dervin
Part of the Globalisation, Comparative Education and Policy Research book series (GCEP, volume 17)


In the field of education Human Rights have played an important role over the past decades, especially in relation to the idea of interculturality. This chapter questions the hegemony of Human Rights discourses when dealing with intercultural dialogue and proposes ways of including this element in a counterhegemonic way in intercultural education. I argue that we need to find ways of making people aware of their current fragilities, to help them to construct strong ideas and practices of resistance and to deconstruct forms of indoctrination in relation to discussions on the intercultural and hegemonic discourses on Human Rights. The chapter also suggests including discussions on Human Duties – rather than Rights – in relation to environmental issues.


Anthropocene Cultural diversity Democracy Equality Finland Hegemony Human rights Indoctrination Intercultural education Interculturality International rankings Neo-liberal discourses Political rights The rule of law 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland

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