Discourses of Globalisation, Ideology, and Human Rights (Paperback)
This book examines dominant discourses in human rights education globally. Using diverse paradigms, ranging from critical theory to discourse analysis, the book examines major human rights education reforms and policy issues in a global culture, with a focus on the ambivalent and problematic relationship between human rights education discourses, ideology and the state. The book discusses democracy, ideology and human rights, which are among the most critical and significant factors defining and contextualising the processes surrounding human rights education globally. The book critiques current human rights education practices and policy reforms, illustrating the shifts in the relationship between the state, ideology, and human rights education policy.
Written by authors from diverse backgrounds and regions, the book examines current developments in research concerning human rights education. The book enables readers to gain a more holistic understanding of the nexus between human rights education, and dominant ideologies, both locally and globally. It also provides an easily accessible, practical yet scholarly insights into international concerns in the field of human rights education in the context of global culture.
Joseph Zajda is a Professor at the Faculty of Education and Arts, Australian Catholic University (Melbourne Campus). He specialises in globalisation and education policy reforms, social justice, history education and values education. He has written and edited 45 books and over 150 book chapters and articles on globalisation and education policy, higher education and curriculum reforms. He is also the editor of the 24-volume book series Globalisation, Comparative Education and Policy Research (Springer, 2009 & 2021). Recent publications include: Zajda, J (Ed). (2020a). Globalisation, ideology and neo-liberal higher education reform. Dordrecht: Springer. Zajda, J. (Ed). (2020b). Human rights education globally. Dordrecht: Springer. Zajda, J. (Ed). (2020c). Globalisation, Ideology and Education Reforms: Emerging paradigms. Dordrecht: Springer; Zajda, J. (2018). He is an elected fellow of the Australian College of Educators (FACE).Yvonne Vissing is Professor and Policy Chair for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Founding Director of the Center for Childhood & Youth Studies and Chair of the Sociology Department at Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts USA. Dr. Vissing has also created a nonprofit organization to assist communities to advocate for improved community, child and family services. Author of five books with several others near completion, Dr. Vissing has presented her work at international and national meetings and is engaged in work that has both an international and a domestic focus. A true child advocate, she has trained thousands of professionals and students in a framework that is based upon the United Nation's Convention on the Rights of the Child to work with, and for, children's rights. As the research director for the Department of Sociology, she conducts both quantitative and qualitative research, and coordinates her region's annual research conference. Her main areas of concentration have focused upon economic well-being of children and families, education, health, legal rights, and community obligation and comprehensive services. Vissing worked to create a national peace conference for youth, has been a major contributor to Oxford University's Encyclopedia of Peace.