Teaching Social Justice Through Children's Human Rights

6 May 2016

Primary Source Program Directors Susan Zeiger and Ann Marie Gleeson recently wrote a guest post for the EdWeek Global Learning blog. In it, they recommend children's rights as a vehicle for exploring global social justice issues across the curriculum—and doing so with culturally responsive approaches.

From the post:
“There is no trust more sacred than the one the world holds with children. There is no duty more important than ensuring that their rights are respected, that their welfare is protected, that their lives are free from fear and want and that they can grow up in peace."

These words of Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize winner from Ghana, are a touchstone for all of us as global citizens. But they have a special meaning for educators. Many of the globally-minded teachers we work with each year find children's human rights an ideal vehicle for introducing global social justice issues to their students. READ MORE

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