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Human Rights Education

Digumarti Bhaskara Rao (Editor)
Synopsis Human rights education explains about the process of teaching and learning the significance of the inherent dignity and worth of the human person which is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world. It talks about the rights that belong to everyone of the world. Human rights education does not just provide lessons for the classroom but lessons for life-of immediate relevance to our daily life and experience. In this sense, human rights education means not only teaching and learning about human rights, but also for human rights; its fundamental role is to empower individuals to defend their own rights and those of others. This empowerment constitutes an important investment for the future, aimed at achieving a just society in which all human rights of all persons are valued and respected. Human rights education gained momentum across the world with the proclamation of the United Nations Decade for Human Rights Education (1995-2004). This book on human rights education includes the very important documents concerned to human rights education prepared by the United Nations and the office of the UN high commissioner of human rights. Everyone everywhere in the world will find a place of this book at one time or other, besides its usefulness the classroom practitioners.
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About the author

Digumarti Bhaskara Rao

(9-6-1957), M.Sc., M.A., M.A., M.Ed., PhD., a university rank holder, has had his higher education from Andhra, Bhopal, Nagarjuna and Osmania universities. He is author and editor of about 200 books that include 5 Encyclopaedias and has published more than 300 papers and articles on science and edcucation in India and abroad. He has co-chaired a symposium in an International Conference on Psychology held at Martin Luther University, Halle- Wittenberg, Germany; acted as a group leader in International Seminar on Educational leadership and Social Change Held at Tallinn Pedagogical University,  Talling,Estonia; and studied the educational Programmes in Bhutan. He is selected by the Unified Teaching Service, Government of Botswana to teach in Botswana and by the Austrian study Centre for peace and conflict Resolution, Austria for the International Peace-Keepers and Peace-Builders Training Programme with the sponsorship of Government of Austria. He is honoured with Seva Ratna Award, Vidya Seva Vibhushan Award, Bharat Gaurav Award, Jewel of India Award and Best Citizen of India Award for his meritorious and commendable contributions to the field of education. The Government of Andhra pradesh appointed him as Associate Member, Distric Co-ordination Committee on Vocational Guidance and Educational Counselling. He is appointed as a Member, Board of Management, Jan Shikshan Sansthan, under eminent Person in education category by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. He is with R.V.R. College of Education, Guntur, A.P., India.

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Bibliographic information

Title Human Rights Education
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8171418821
length x+542p., 23cm.