Globalisation, Human Rights Education and Reforms

  • Joseph Zajda
  • Sev Ozdowski

Part of the Globalisation, Comparative Education and Policy Research book series (GCEP, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Joseph Zajda, Sev Ozdowski
    Pages 1-11
  3. Research Trends in Globalisation and Human Rights Education

  4. Globalisation and Human Rights Education: Policy and Pedagogy

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 273-275

About this book


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Joseph Zajda
    • 1
  • Sev Ozdowski
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Education and ArtsAustralian Catholic UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Equity and DiversityUniversity of Western SydneySydneyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-94-024-0870-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-024-0871-3
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