The article investigates the connection between human rights education and the development of rights consciousness among Ultra-Orthodox Israeli girls. According to the authors, Ultra-Orthodox girls are provided with wide general education, but they are likely to graduate high school without even a basic knowledge of human rights. They claim that the absence of human rights education can hinder young girls' rights consciousness development which should enable them to turn their knowledge into power that can eventually mobilize their rights. The authors argue that human rights education should be obligatory, at least, in state-financed schools. They also assert that the government must not waive its responsibility to provide human rights education by using multiculturalism as an excuse.
|Number of pages
|Journal of Law & Education
|Published - 1 Apr 2011
- HUMAN rights -- Study & teaching
- EDUCATIONAL attainment