Globalisation, Human Rights Education and Reforms (Hardcover)

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Globalisation, Human Rights Education and Reforms (Hardcover)

By Joseph Zajda (Editor), Sev Ozdowski (Editor)


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This is book number 17 in the Globalisation series.

This book, the seventeenth instalment in the 24-volume series Globalisation, Comparative Education and Policy Research, explores the interrelationship between ideology, the state and human rights education reforms, setting it in a global context. The book examines major human rights education reforms and policy issues in a global culture. It focuses on the ambivalent and problematic relationship between the state, globalisation and human rights education discourses. Using a number of diverse paradigms, ranging from critical theory to historical-comparative research, the authors examine the reasons for, and the outcomes of human rights education reforms and policy. The authors discuss discourses surrounding the major dimensions affecting the human rights education, namely national identity, democracy, and ideology. These dimensions are among the most critical and significant dimensions defining and contextualising the processes surrounding the nation-building, identity politics and human rights education globally. With this as its focus, the chapters represent hand-picked scholarly research on major discourses in the field of human rights education reforms. The book draws upon recent studies in the areas of globalisation, equality, and the role of the state in human rights education reforms. Furthermore, the perception of globalisation as dynamic and multi-faceted processes clearly necessitates a multiple-perspective approach in the study of human rights education. This book provides that perspective commendably. It also critiques current human rights education practices and policy reforms. It illustrates the way shifts in the relationship between the state and human rights education policy. In the book, the authors, who come from diverse backgrounds and regions, attempt insightfully to provide a worldview of current developments in research concerning human rights education, and citizenship education globally. The book contributes, in a very scholarly way, to a more holistic understanding of the nexus between nation-state, human rights education both locally and globally.

Joseph Zajda is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education and Arts at the Australian Catholic University (Melbourne Campus). He specializes in globalisation and education policy reforms, social justice, history education, and values education. He has written and edited 32 books and over 150 book chapters and articles in the areas of globalisation and education policy, higher education, and curriculum reforms. He is also the editor of the twenty four-volume book series Globalisation and Comparative Education (Springer, 2009 & 2016). Recent publications include: Zajda, J. (2014). The Russian Revolution. In G. Ritzer & J. M. Ryan (Eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization Online; Zajda, J. (2014). Values Education. In D. Phillips (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy. Thousand Oaks: Sage. He edits World Studies in Education, Curriculum and Teaching, and Education and Society for James Nicholas Publishers. His works are found in 265 publications in 4 languages and 9,105 university library holdings globally. He was awarded ARC Discovery Grant ($315,000) Globalising studies of the politics of history education: a comparative analysis of history national curriculum implementation in Russia and Australia (with A. Taylor, Monash University, 2011-2015). Elected as Fellow of the Australian College of Educators (June 2013).

Sev Ozdowski, AM is Director, Equity and Diversity at the University of Western Sydney, Hon. Professor in the Centre of Peace and Conflict Studies, the University of Sydney and President of the Australian Council for Human Rights Education. He played a major role in the development of federal multicultural and human rights policies and institutions in Australia. As the Human Rights Commissioner (2000-05) in Australia, he conducted the ground-breaking National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention: A last resort? and the National Inquiry into Mental Health Services Not for Service . He has worked in senior government positions for over 20 years and published widely on refugee issues, multiculturalism and human rights. Currently he works at two Australian universities and is Chair of the Australian Multicultural Council and of the Australian Council for Human Rights Education.

Product Details ISBN: 9789402408706
ISBN-10: 9402408703
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: October 4th, 2016
Pages: 275
Language: English
Series: Globalisation