Synthesizing Participatory Human Rights Education and Critical Consciousness in Australian Schools

Possibilities and Challenges for Educators Developing a Model of Human Rights Education
  • Keith Heggart
Part of the Critical Issues in The Future of Learning and Teaching book series (CIFL)


Human rights education is currently a popular topic amongst educators and academics. The emphasis on education reflects a departure from a strictly legal understanding of human rights and a move towards an emphasis on pedagogy and social justice. However, the history of human rights education in Australia is a limited and fragmentary one; in the past, civics and citizenship educational programs have generally been seen as more important. These programs ostensibly seek to develop informed and active citizens through formal schooling curricula.


Social Movement Critical Consciousness Active Citizen Citizenship Education School Council 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Keith Heggart
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  1. 1.Faculty of Arts and Social SciencesUniversity of TechnologySydneyAustralia

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