Human Rights Education in Secondary School Settings
Theories, Practices and Teacher Training
In July 2016 the Georg Eckert Institute and Teachers College of Columbia University organized the third International Georg Arnhold Summer School on Education for Sustainable Peace on the topic of “Human Rights Education in Secondary School Settings”.
Human Rights Education has been linked to education for sustainable peace and incorporated more recently into the Sustainable Development Goal 4.7 and the UN’s Global Citizenship Education initiative. Recognizing this bridge between the concepts of HRE and education for sustainable peace, the Summer School reflected upon lessons learned and innovative ways to educate children and youth about, through, and for human rights, fostering their capacity for critical thinking and supporting their social and political empowerment to increase the social cohesion of the societies they live in.