The Oslo Coalition on Freedom of Religion or Belief

 

Teaching for Tolerance, and Freedom of Religion or Belief:

Register of curriculum projects and pedagogical approaches

 


 

Centre for Research in Human Rights

 


 

TITLE OF THE PROJECT

 

Centre for Research in Human Rights (www.roehampton.ac.uk/crhr)

 

Interests include:

Censorship

Religion and human rights

Citizenship education

Religious education through citizenship

Human rights education

 

PEDAGOGICAL CONTEXT

 

National curriculum, citizenship in England

International human rights education

 

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

 

England

 

CONTACT PERSON WITH ADDRESS AND EMAIL

 

Dr Liam Gearon, Reader in Education and Director, Centre for Research in Human Rights,

University of Surrey Roehampton, LONDON SW15 5PH

L.Gearon@roehampton.ac.uk

 

LANGUAGE(S) OF PUBLICATIONS

 

English

 

KEY ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES USED

 

Education, literary, religious and theological studies

 

KEY PUBLICATIONS EXPLAINING THE APPROACH

 

Authored Academic Books

 

Gearon, L.

2003                 The Human Rights Handbook  (London: Trentham Books), pp. 1-181.

 

Gearon, L.

2003                 Citizenship through Religious Education (London: Routledge), pp. 1-192.

 

Authored Research Review

 

Gearon, L.

2003                 Citizenship Education: A Professional User Research Review, public launch by the British Educational Research Association in the House of Commons, London: British Educational Research Association, pp. 1-21.

 

Authored Children’s Books

 

Gearon, L.

1998                 A Modern Martyr: The Story of Oscar Romero (Canterbury: SCM/ RMEP), pp. 1-24.

 

Gearon, L.

2001                 Pope John Paul II (Canterbury: SCM/ RMEP), pp. 1-24.

 

Gearon, L.

2003 (Dec)       Brother Roger and the Story of Taize (Canterbury: SCM/ RMEP), pp. 1-24.

 

Gearon, L.       

2003 (Sept)       A Noble Life: The Story of Aung San Suu Kyi (Canterbury: SCM / RMEP), pp. 1-24.   

 

Edited Books

 

Gearon, L.

2002                 Education in the United Kingdom: Structures and Organisation  (London: David Fulton), pp. 1-246. Foreword by Professor Mike Newby, Chair of UCET 1998-2001.

 

Gearon, L.

2002                 Human Rights and Religion: A Reader (Brighton and Portland: Sussex Academic Press), pp. 1-395.Foreword by Professor Sumner Twiss, Distinguished Professor of Religion and Ethics, Florida State University.

 

Gearon, L.

2003                 Learning to Teach Citizenship in the Secondary School (London: Routledge), pp. 1-285. Foreword by Professor Alan Smith, UNESCO Chair of Pluralism, Human Rights and Democracy, University of Ulster at Coleraine.

 

EXAMPLES OF PUBLISHED CURRICULUM MATERIALS

 

As above

 

EXAMPLE OF LIBRARY OR WEBSITE WHERE MATERIALS ARE AVAILABLE

 

www.roehampton.ac.uk/crhr

 

SUMMARY EXPLANATION OF THE APPROACH (up to 500 words)

 

The Centre for Research in Human Rights, with recent consultative status at UK UNESCO, and links to UN OHCHR, Geneva, is an interdisciplinary venture aimed at promoting research, development and education within the field. The Centre provides a federal university-wide synthesis of interdisciplinary perspectives from education, literary and cultural studies, the humanities and social sciences. The Centre is a founder member of the International Consortium for Human Rights Education, whose members are drawn from the continents of Africa, Asia, Europe, including Russia, and North America.

 


 

The above presentation is part of a database developed by
The Oslo Coalition on Freedom of Religion or Belief.

This entry: October 2003