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International human rights education: an evaluation of treaty compliance in British Columbia's Kindergarten to Grade 12 Social Studies school curriculum

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dc.contributor.author Friedmann, Lesley Barbara
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-05T21:41:22Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-05T21:41:22Z
dc.date.copyright 2016 en_US
dc.date.issued 2016-05-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/7290
dc.description.abstract In this thesis I probe into British Columbia’s (BC) Kindergarten to Grade 12 Social Studies curriculum to determine how adequately it adheres to Canada’s international treaty obligations. I give particular attention to the duties regarding dissemination of information about, through, and for human rights principles and norms that are contained within the United Nations (UN) 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child (Convention) and the UN 2011 Declaration of Human Rights Education and Training (DHRET). To accomplish this, I first develop a compliance assessment tool that is based on international human rights legal standards. This tool is then used in a normative inquiry into BC’s current Social Studies curriculum to assess the extent to which its educational aim, and its conception of the learner, learning process, learning environment, teacher’s role, and evaluation satisfies the international human rights education law requirements that are articulated in the treaties that Canada has ratified. The knowledge that is generated from this investigation is of value to BC’s Ministry of Education and members of the public who are involved in BC’s curriculum development and revision, because it creates a benchmark from which to “take more active measures to systematically disseminate and promote” (UN, 2012, paragraph 25) knowledge about international human rights in BC’s schools. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject human rights education en_US
dc.subject curriculum en_US
dc.subject Social Studies curriculum en_US
dc.subject global citizenship en_US
dc.subject peaceful coexistence en_US
dc.subject transformative action en_US
dc.subject treaty compliance en_US
dc.subject dissemination of human rights en_US
dc.title International human rights education: an evaluation of treaty compliance in British Columbia's Kindergarten to Grade 12 Social Studies school curriculum en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor McDonough, Graham Patrick
dc.degree.department Department of Curriculum and Instruction en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US


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