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Human Rights Education and Intercultural Education

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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.

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Dervin, F. (2017). Human Rights Education and Intercultural Education. In: Zajda, J., Ozdowski, S. (eds) Globalisation, Human Rights Education and Reforms. Globalisation, Comparative Education and Policy Research, vol 17. Springer, Dordrecht.

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