Examples of innovative practices

A Compendium of Good Practice in Human Rights Education

Updated 24 November 2009

The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE/ODIHR), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the Council of Europe (CoE), and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), are pleased to announce that the educational resource book “Human Rights Education in the School Systems of Europe, Central Asia and North America: A Compendium of Good Practice” is now published.

This publication collects 101 exemplary practices of human rights education, education for democratic citizenship, and education for mutual respect and understanding from Europe, North America and Central Asia. Designed for primary and secondary schools, as well as teacher training institutions, the resources included in the publication touch upon the key elements for successful human rights education: 1) laws, guidelines and standards; 2) learning environment; 3) teaching and learning tools; 4) professional development for educators; 5) evaluation. They were selected on the basis of their innovative approaches, effectiveness, adaptability and diversity.