Quality & Quantity

, Volume 52, Supplement 2, pp 1121–1135 | Cite as

Having a share in creating a peaceful world: teaching students to become tolerant

  • Fatma ÖzüorçunEmail author
  • Mustafa Kurt


The occurrence of terrible incidents and situations all over the world where people are dying or suffering, due to political, economic, or cultural reasons have a great impact not only on students but on all human beings. It is therefore feasible for educators to take an active role to overcome or at least to diminish the negative effects of the situations mentioned above by including human rights education in their curriculum. For these reasons, the aim of this study is to identify the perceptions of students in a multicultural setting through the content topic of human rights to meet the language objectives of the course and also to raise tolerance awareness. The researchers obtained data through interviews, paragraphs, and the teacher’s diary based on observations and content analysis is used to analyse the qualitative data while triangulation research method is used to support the validity of the results. Results of the current study demonstrate that the course had various positive effects on the students and the objectives were met concerning language together by raising more awareness towards tolerance through the content topic of human rights.


Teaching tolerance Human rights Content-based language learning Technology in the classroom 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.English Language Education, Faculty of Education, Educational Sciences InstituteNear East UniversityNicosiaTurkey

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