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Education, values, and schools: the role of international organisations [Éducation, valeurs, école: le rôle des organisations internationales]

Starkey, H; (2021) Education, values, and schools: the role of international organisations [Éducation, valeurs, école: le rôle des organisations internationales]. Revue internationale d'éducation de Sèvres , 2021 (87) pp. 163-171. 10.4000/ries.11133. Green open access

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Abstract

Writing in 1995, the author was broadly optimistic about the influence of international organisations in promoting human rights and peace. The current article recognises that progress towards a universal culture of human rights is not linear. On the one hand, international organisations such as the UN, its organs UNESCO and UNICEF, and regional institutions such as the Council of Europe have retained and developed their policies on human rights education to include awareness of the climate emergency. However, this is challenged by political realities such as the spread of authoritarian governments and neoliberal economics as promoted by the OECD. The implementation of education based on values has become a site of struggle between prioritising skills for competitiveness and encouraging cosmopolitan perspectives based on social justice and human rights. [Si, en 1995, l’auteur se montrait globalement optimiste quant à la capacité des organisations internationales à promouvoir les droits de l’homme et la paix, le présent article reconnaît que les progrès accomplis vers une culture universelle des droits de l’homme ne relèvent pas d’un processus linéaire. Certes les organisations internationales et des institutions régionales ont développé leurs politiques en matière d’éducation aux droits de l’homme afin d’inclure la conscience de l’urgence climatique. Ces évolutions sont toutefois mises à l’épreuve par certaines réalités politiques, l’expansion des gouvernements autoritaires et les politiques économiques néolibérales encouragées par l’OCDE. La mise en place d’une éducation fondée sur des valeurs voit désormais s’affronter ceux qui, au nom de la compétitivité, érigent les compétences au rang de priorité et les partisans de visions universalistes fondées sur la justice sociale et les droits de l’homme.]

Type: Article
Title: Education, values, and schools: the role of international organisations [Éducation, valeurs, école: le rôle des organisations internationales]
Location: France
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.4000/ries.11133
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.4000/ries.11133
Language: French
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Value systems, NGOs: nongovernmental organisations, education for democracy, human rights, right to education, purpose of education
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10136430
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