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Annamagriet De Wet currently works in the subject group Educaton Law, School for Professional Studies in Education, Faculty of Education, North West University South Africa. Annamagriet does research in Teacher Education, Educational Theory and Education Law and Policy. Their current project is 'The Possibilities of Human Rights Literacy for Transformative Teacher Education'.
South Africa’s higher education landscape mirrors its history of its relentlessly discriminatory past along racial, gender, social, political and class lines. Within this setting teacher education aims to cultivate its teaching and learning toward the fostering of moral persons who are caring towards the other and concerned with social justice and...
In this article we problematise the fact that human rights legislation, whether intentionally or otherwise, reinforces binary categories such as ‘heterosexual’ or ‘homosexual’. This form of ‘othering’ highlights the incongruence between what the legislation offers and sexual minorities’ lived experiences. We argue that human rights thus constitute...
The twentieth century has been characterised by the proliferation of human rights in the discursive practices of the United Nations (Baxi, 1997). In this article, we explore the continual process of rights-based education towards transformative action, and an open and democratic society, as dependent upon the facilitation of human rights literacy i...
Safeguarding the rights of women and girls is a special concern within the context of prevailing gender discrimination and violence in South African societies, often rooted in cultural or religious contexts. In a South Africa Netherlands research Programme on Alternatives in Development (SANPAD)-funded international research project (2010–2013), wo...
Human rights play a vital role in citizens' political, religious and cultural life (Wang 2002, 171). Due to the prominence of human rights in the everyday life of citizens, including those of South Africa, human rights education has been included in many school curricula. Human rights education aims to develop responsible citizens who inter alia fo...
South Africans have been afforded various rights as enshrined in the Bill of Rights (SA, 19961) for the past 18 years. The right to equality (section 9), dignity (section 10), privacy (section 14), to be free from all forms of violence (section 12) and to enjoy one’s own culture and religion (sections 30, 31, 15) forms part of this package of right...
The United Nations has established a number of Millennium Development Goals intended to shape world efforts towards a more sustainable and socially just future for all. Worldwide, governments and organisations including the Commonwealth Foundation have committed funds to cooperative work to achieve the Goals. The project reported here was conceived...
The epistemology and ontology of human rights literacies and to develop theories on human rights literacies which may contribute to the knowledge field of human rights education
To unlock the possibilities of HRLit, this research study will explore its implications within teacher education. We will focus on gaining an understanding of BEdHons students’ and lecturers’ perceptions of the ontology of HRLit and how it could inform the facilitation of human rights in teacher education.