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Educating for Democracy: Background Materials on Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education for Teachers
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Strasbourg | 2010 | 155 p.
ISBN 978-92-871-6920-4 ; ISBN 978-966-699-468-3(rus)
Rolf Gollob; Peter Krapf; Ólöf Ólafsdóttir; Wiltrud Weidinger
Corporate author: 
Council of Europe
Europe and North America
© Council of Europe 2010

The objective of this manual is to support teachers and practitioners in Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education (EDC/HRE). It addresses key questions about EDC and HRE, including competences for democratic citizenship, the objectives and basic principles of EDC/HRE, and a whole school approach to education for democracy and human rights. The manual consists of three parts. Part I outlines the basic principles of EDC/HRE as far as they are helpful and meaningful for the practitioner. Part II gives guidelines and tools to design, support and assess the students’ processes of constructivist and interactive learning. Part III provides toolboxes for teachers and students in EDC/HRE. The other volumes in this series offer concrete teaching models and materials in EDC/HRE for pupils from elementary to upper secondary level.


Resource Type: 
Teaching and learning materials
Toolkits and practical guides
Civic / Citizenship / Democracy
Human rights / Human dignity
Level of education: 
Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)
Primary education
Secondary education


Citizenship education; Human rights education; Constructivist learning; Task-based learning