Janusz Korczak is said to have once described himself as “a doctor by training, a pedagogue by chance, a writer by passion, and a psychologist by necessity”. He was well known at the time in his native Poland in all these capacities, but what made him a legend was his desperate struggle to shield the Jewish orphans from the atrocities in the Warsaw Ghetto. The publication presents an English translation of one of Korczak’s more well-known texts, The Child’s Right to Respect, in which he summarised his thinking on the relationship between children and adults. It is introduced by Sven Hartman, Professor of Pedagogy at the Stockholm University and followed by a moving testimony of Irena Sendlerova who herself tried to save children from the Nazi brutalities in the Ghetto and who saw Korczak, his colleagues and all the children from “My home” being marched to their death.
This teacher’s guide provides tips for educators on planning and observing annual Holocaust Remembrance Days in participating OSCE states. It is intended for high school teachers. The guide includes practical suggestions for commemoration activities and projects and gives examples of best practise from the OSCE region.
Essentials of Dialogue is a guide for teachers who want to explore identity and belonging, dialogue skills, influences (including the Internet) and self-reflection with their students. There is also advice on how you can make global connections with your classes.
This work is a solid contribution to making international justice accessible, friendly and meaningful to children, thus ensuring that children's rights safeguarded by conventions are concrete and not just theoretical.
The Handbook aims at strengthening the evaluation of human rights education/training (HRE) activities with a view to increasing their impact. It highlights relevant research and practice in educational evaluation and contains step-by-step guidance, including examples of tools and techniques, to integrate evaluation throughout the entire HRE process including design, delivery and follow-up.
The textbook includes country reports, case studies, a toolbox for children`s rights practitioners, and an analysis of recent policy papers like the draft “COE Framework for the Development of Teacher’s Competences on Citizenship and Human Rights Education” and the draft “UN Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training”.
These guidelines provide suggestions for teachers and other educators who feel the need to address issues pertaining to contemporary anti-Semitism. Recognizing that the context may vary in every country, or even in individual classrooms, this document provides educators with a general overview of common manifestations of contemporary anti-Semitism, as well as with some key educational principles and strategies for addressing this complex and challenging subject. Useful references are provided in the annexes.
DARE has published a new publication in the DARE Blue Lines series: "ENGAGE- learning democracy with children aged 8-12" (VOL II) is a handbook for educators which introduces and recommends a set of 11 different methods clustered in 3 dimensions for democracy learning with children aged 8 to 12 years.
The International Bureau of Education has compiled a list of resources on Inclusive Education to assist curriculum developers, researchers and practitioners.
These worksheets, which are both theoretical and practical, are a dynamic resource to help teachers foster an awareness of human rights among their pupils.
The project "Policies and practices for teaching sociocultural diversity" was launched by the Steering Committee for Education (CDED) in 2006, with the primary aim of promoting the recognition of diversity in pre-service teacher training and the management of diversity at school.
This article, published in the NECE Newsletter 02/11, addresses the responses in the Norwegian society to the terror attack on 07/22 and the consequences for future work in Citizenship Education