Educating the Next Generation: Incorporating Human Rights Education in the Public School System

The Albanian Center for Human Rights (ACHR) successfully collaborated with the Albanian Ministry of Education to bring human rights education into all public schools in the country. They took advantage of the post-communist transition period, negotiating with the new democratic government officials to launch a long-term process in which they would prepare Albanian citizens to participate fully in a democracy.  They focused on teaching the next generation about human rights.  They sustained momentum by bringing in international support and educational experts and by effectively cooperating with the government’s Institute for Pedagogical Research (IPR). Because of their efforts and this cooperation, human rights education was incorporated into the public school system and several teacher training programs.

Year of Publication: 2003
Author(s): Kozara Kati, Robert Gjedia

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