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Human Rights Education: Community Based Approaches and Holistic Development in Africa

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The article explores human rights education in a context of community based approaches that embrace the concept of holistic development in Africa. It argues that human rights education must critically engage with communities on historical, political, cultural, social, economic, environmental and technological factors. Community based approaches will refer to different ways in which African communities learn such through music, making songs, dance, movements, poems, clapping, art, theatre and stories.

Keywords: critical dialogue; participation; social change; sustainable communities

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7459/pc/17.2.03

Affiliations: Human Rights Education Centre - Southern Africa

Publication date: January 1, 2010

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  • Political Crossroads is a bi-annual, international, refereed journal which, since 1990, publishes critical and empirical scholarship in political science and international relations. Its areas of focus include global security, terrorism, national identity, migration and citizenship, and the politics of resources and trade.
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