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Compasito
Manual for Human Rights Education with Children (3rd Edition)

by Annette Schneider, Ellie Keen, Laure De Witte, Rui Gomes, and Zsuzsanna Rutai
ISBN 9789287187949
Publication year: 2021

Cdn: $81.50; US: $56.00
Paperback
Language: English
360 pages
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Children are young citizens of the present, living in the 'here and now', rights holders and competent in many issues related to their lives.

Human rights education aims to establish a culture of human rights. Human rights education should have a key role in any educational processes. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child offers an invaluable opportunity for introducing human rights to children. Learning about and experiencing children's rights helps children to understand what human rights are about, to understand that they are rights-holders themselves, and to adapt and apply their rights in everyday life. These are the key aims of human rights education with children.

Compasito is a manual designed to facilitate the practice of human rights education with children. Its primary users are adults active in formal and non-formal education with children. Compasito provides ideas, inspiration and practical help to explore human rights with children. It looks at children as young citizens of the present and as rights-holders who are competent in many issues related to their life. It builds on children's motivations, experiences and their search for solutions.

In Compasito, children's rights are presented within the wider context of human rights as a whole. Thus, universal human rights and children's rights are jointly presented in such a way that by understanding their own rights, children also understand that all human beings have human rights.

The educational process builds on children's active participation, by which they learn about human rights and understand human rights issues, acquire skills and abilities to be able to defend human rights, and develop attitudes of respect for equality and dignity.

Practitioners of human rights education will find inspiration and practical ideas in this manual to make human rights education a reality for children and for the benefit of our societies.

Table of contents:
  • INTRODUCTION
    • Chapter 1 - INTRODUCING HUMAN RIGHTS
      • What are human rights?
      • The evolution of human rights
      • The CRC as an example of the development of a human rights convention
      • Regional human rights conventions
      • Human rights mechanisms of the Council of Europe
      • What are children's rights?
    • Chapter 2 - WHAT IS HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION?
      • Defining human rights education
      • Objectives and principles of human rights education
      • The international context for human rights education
    • Chapter 3 - HOW TO USE COMPASITO
      • Getting started with Compasito
      • Experiential learning
      • Facilitation
      • Thinking and learning styles
      • Children's developmental levels
      • What is in a Compasito activity?
      • The Convention on the Rights of the Child as foundation of Compasito
      • Selecting activities
      • Adapting activities
      • Tips for promoting participation
      • Tips for facilitation
      • Practising human rights education
      • Notes for teachers
    • Chapter 4 - FORTY-TWO ACTIVITIES FOR HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION WITH CHILDREN
      • Summary of all activities
      • Overview of the activities
      • A Body of Knowledge
      • A Constitution for Our Group
      • A Human Rights Calendar
      • A Long Journey
      • A Modern Fairytale
      • Advertising Human Rights
      • Blindfolded
      • Board Games
      • Boys Don't Cry!
      • Bullying Scenes
      • Capture the Castle
      • Card Games
      • Compasito Reporter
      • Cookie Monster
      • Dear Diary
      • Every Vote Counts
      • From Bystander to Helper
      • Human Rights in the News
      • If the World was 20 People...
      • Once Upon a Time...
      • Our Flag
      • Picture Games
      • Picturing Ways Out of Violence
      • Puppets Tell the Story
      • Putting Rights on the Map
      • Rabbit Rights
      • Reading the Label
      • Sailing to a New Land
      • Silent Speaker
      • Take a Small Step Forward
      • Telephone Call!
      • The Battle for the Orange
      • Waterdrops
      • We are Family
      • What a Wonderful World
      • What if …
      • What is in my Bag?
      • Where Do You Stand?
      • Who Should Decide?
      • Words that Wound
      • World Summer Camp
      • Zabderfilio
    • Chapter 5 - BACKGROUND / HUMAN RIGHTS THEMES
      • Democratic Citizenship
      • Digital environment
      • Discrimination
      • Education and Leisure
      • Environment
      • Family and Alternative Care
      • Gender Equality
      • Health
      • Migration
      • Participation
      • Peace
      • Poverty
      • Violence
    • APPENDICES
      • Selected International Human Rights Instruments
      • Status of ratification of major Human Rights Instruments
      • Universal Declaration of Human Rights (child-friendly summary)
      • Universal Declaration of Human Rights (in full)
      • European Convention on Human Rights (Child-friendly summary)
      • Convention on the Rights of the Child (Child friendly version)
      • Convention on the Rights of the Child (full text)
      • Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (Lanzarote Convention) - Unofficial summary
      • Human Rights Glossary
      • Children Rights Cards
Compasito
Cdn: $81.50; US: $56.00
Council of Europe BookID: 128863 Added: 2021.9.25