It is hoped that this program will be a starting point for exploration and study by teachers with a view to developing their own classroom practices that support Human Rights.
This program is not meant to place an extra burden on an already overloaded curriculum but to assist teachers in infusing human rights education into subjects already taught in schools. This is one of many resources available worldwide for furthering human rights education with students. It can be used in conjunction with or supplemented by other materials available from governmental agencies, national human right institutions, non-governmental organizations and other civil society entities, to which teachers may also turn for assistance and support.
The long term aim of Human Rights Education is to establish a culture where human rights are understood, defended and respected. Human rights education needs to be, above all, learner-centered: it has to begin from the needs, preferences, abilities and desires of each person, within each society.