Educating for Human Rights and Global Citizenship

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Ali A. Abdi
SUNY Press, Jan 1, 2009 - Education - 252 pages
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Nearly sixty years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in spite of progress on some fronts, we are in many cases as far away as ever from achieving an inclusive citizenship and human rights for all. While human rights violations continue to affect millions across the world, there are also ongoing contestations regarding citizenship. In response to these and related issues, the contributors to this book critique both historical and current practices and suggest several pragmatic options, highlighting the role of education in attaining these noble yet unachieved objectives. This book represents a welcome addition to the human rights and global citizenship literature and provides ideas for new platforms that are human rights friendly and expansively attuned toward global citizenship.

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An Introduction
Human Rights as a Tool of Dignity and Transformation
Four Generations of Practice and Development
4 Are We All Global Citizens orAre Only Some of Us Global Citizens? The Relevance of This Question to Education
Global Citizenship Education and the Persistence of the Nation
Historicoactual Problems and Educational Possibilities
7 The Short History of WomenHuman Rights and Global Citizenship
8 Representation of Race and Racism in the Multicultural Discourse of Canada
The Role of a Voluntary Organization in Vancouver Canada
12 Traditional Peoples and Citizenship in the New Imperial Order
Third Way Education as the New Cultural Imperialism
The Impact of Legal Definitions on Metis Peoples of Canada
15 An Introduction to Librarianship for Human Rights
16 Reconstructing the Legend Educating for Global Citizenship
Threads of My Life

Prospects for Antihegemonic Adivasi Original DwellerMovements and Counterhegemonic Struggle in India
Creating ChildFriendly Villages When StatesCommunities and Families Fail to Protect

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At the University of Alberta, Ali A. Abdi is Professor of Education and International Development and Lynette Shultz is Assistant Professor of Educational Policy Studies. Abdi is the author of Culture, Education, and Development in South Africa: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives and the coeditor (with Korbla P. Puplampu, and George J. Sefa Dei) of African Education and Globalization: Critical Perspectives.

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