Publication TypeBook
Subtitle / Series TitleA Manual on Human Rights Education for Children
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsFlowers, N, Brederode-Santos, ME, Claeys, J, Fazah, R, Schneider, A, Szelényi, Z
Number of Pages308 pp.
PublisherCouncil of Europe
ISBN Number978-92-871-6369-1
Accession Number1387

(The following text has been taken from the introduction of the manual:)
"The organisation of Compasito:
Chapter I. familiarizes the reader with what we mean by human rights and children's rights and describes the main international human rights mechanisms.
Chapter II. explains the aims and outcomes of human rights education and puts it into both European and international perspectives.
Chapter III. gives information and practical tips on how Compasito can be used in various formal and non-formal educational settings and how to get the best out of its educational approaches. The tips for facilitators provides ideas on how to start human rights activities with children and how to follow them up including concrete actions.
Chapter IV. collects 42 practical activities for different age groups and at different levels of complexity related to the selected themes of human rights. Children do not need to have any special skills to be involved in most Compasito activities. Users of the manual are encouraged to use the activities in a creative way either in a sequence or individually.
Chapter V. provides essential background information on the thirteen selected themes. Facilitators are encouraged to read the relevant themes before starting an activity. Questions included in these texts are intended to help readers to reflect on their own knowledge and attitudes and to be able to put the themes in a personal or local context.
The Appendices contain essential information on legal documents that have key relevance for children in a European context. The text of the European Convention of Human Rights, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child can be found here also in child-friendly format. The Human Rights Glossary contains the explanation of the key legal terms appearing in the manual. The terms in the glossary are found in bold in the text of Compasito."

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