04 Nov The Effects of Children’s Rights and Democracy Education on Children’s Democratic Behaviors
Researchers in Turkey find that children exposed to human rights education score higher on test of democratic behavior. This article gives limited but encouraging insight into the near-term effects of human rights education in early grade public school classrooms. Read more here.
Key message: In collaboration with the Ministry of Nat’l Education, Prof. Dr. Erkan’s recent paper, “The Effects of Children’s Rights and Democracy Education on Children’s Democratic Behaviors” (the International Journal of Progressive Education, Vol., 18, Number 1), reports that children who participated in the Children’s Rights and Democracy Education program displayed higher and more permanent development than control children in democratic behavior, autonomous behavior, and knowing one’s rights subdimensions of the Democratic Behavior Scale.