Please uncover beneath the latest newsletter of HRE 2020: International Coalition for Human Rights Education. Public involvement in the approach was very high, different opinions were respected and the views of ‘experts’ and education experts had been offered equal weight to these of everyone else. It became clear fairly early on that there was a real consensus that England demands a typical national education program with each social and personal objectives to meet the requirements of all its people.
One of the most common emerging themes was education needs to be like the NHS” and that was truly a single of the essential outcomes: a groundswell of assistance for a comprehensive national education method based on agreed widespread aims, cooperation and universalism rather than competitors and choice. The English regions were provided the proper to elect education councils to oversee the development of the system in their region using all the educational resources available.
The momentum of 2015 was built on by way of neighborhood education forums across the nation which informed the work of the new education councils and helped hold them to account in between elections. People’s attachment to their education service and the thought of public service normally was strengthened by this activity. By 2020 educational inequality has not been abolished but there is some proof that the gaps are narrowing.
By the time of the 2020 election, all the significant parties are committed to the method and the policy differences are mainly about resource allocation and curriculum priorities. For the duration of its 1st year, the coalition has constructed important foundations to engage successfully with policy makers in order to attain our goal of strengthening accountability for the implementation of human rights education programmes. Regrettably I am not certain that this will all come about by 2020 but we can often hope.
The work we have completed this year with HRE 2020 shows the power of a global coalition speaking with a unified voice for human rights education”, stated Sneh Aurora, International Human Rights Education Manager at Amnesty International. HRE 2020 has engaged with Treaty Bodies and Special Procedures, worked within the UPR method and has actively contributed to international meetings and debates. In September 2014, HRE 2020 member Human Rights Educators USA (HRE USA) submitted the initial Universal Periodic Overview stakeholder report on human rights education in the United States.