secondary school at the national level Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org Precedence: bulk Reply-To: email@example.com Dear All, Since I join this 'family' of HRE and ipso facto have access to the varied views and even efforts/suggestions in putting in place human rights education, I find myself occasionally concluding that many human rights activists, educators and theoreticians have largely fallen into such mistake of handling the issue as if such can be isolated from certain variables and the vagaries of history in relation to the different countries of the world. Many contributors to this debate tend to be global in thought pattern and such in my view largely affect their conceptualisation of the whole process of human rights education and strategy for possible global actualization. I am however fascinated by Valerie Miller' contributions in drawing attention to the need to thoroughly appreciate certain dynamics whose potency can stall such objective that centers on human right education. For example, as a philosopher of human rights (by educational qualification) and human rights activist here in Nigeria, I can authoritatively say that human rights ideals if taken holistically appear esoteric within the Nigerian configuration. The reasons for such are mortely, which range from traditional inhibitions, poverty, underdevelopment to the delibrate negative efforts of global institutions like the world bank, paris club, trans national oil corporations like Shell, Chevron, Elf, Mobil etc. It is within the above context, that I think it is imperative for commentators to acknowlege the structural and developmental inequalities among nations before proferring suggestions; particularly the African scenario. Lucky Akaruese (Phd) Nigeria ======== Asia Pacific Human Rights Education listserv ======== Send mail intended for the list to <firstname.lastname@example.org>. If you have problems (un)subscribing, contact <email@example.com>. **You are welcome to reprint, copy, archive, quote or re-post this item, but please retain the original and listserv source.
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