Critical Citizens or Neo-Liberal consumers? Utopian Visions and Pragmatic Uses of Human Rights Education in A Secondary School in England

  • Sam Mejias
  • Hugh Starkey
Part of the Critical Issues in The Future of Learning and Teaching book series (CIFL)


This chapter presents the findings from a research project that explored a partnership between human rights non-governmental organisation (NGO), Amnesty International, and a comprehensive state secondary school in London to implement whole-school human rights education (HRE). We explore the types of opportunities, challenges and understandings of both the NGO and school in partnering to deliver wholeschool projects, in the context of a neo-liberal educational climate based on what Apple (2004) calls conservative modernization.


State School Citizenship Education Global Education Friendly School British Institute 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sam Mejias
    • 1
  • Hugh Starkey
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of EducationLondonUK
  2. 2.Institute of EducationLondonUK

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