New Zealand Curriculum

HRiE documents outlining strong links between the New Zealand Curriculum's key competencies and values - and human rights-based education. Internationally tested and proven human rights-based education activities linked to the Curriculum.
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Between You and Me

A Secondary social studies activity exploring attributes of identity – private, public, and shared. Students are taught how to be aware of their own individuality and that of others, to identify what they have in common with others and to promote respect for diversity.

Board of Trustees

Boards – whether they be boards of trustees of state schools, boards of independent schools, or boards governing early childhood education provision – are the entities charged with ensuring the realisation of the human right to education for the children in their school or ECE service. This resource links the requirements of Boards under the NZ Curriculum to human rights principles - and displays that by promoting a whole school approach to rights-based education, Boards are provided with a useful framework, to give coherence and fluency to their existing functions. (Part of the HRiE School Resource kit)

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Developing a human rights-based school curriculum

This resource outlines how and why to develop a human rights-based school curriculum. (Part of the HRiE School Resource Kit)

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Evidence of impact, the Hampshire case study

One of the most comprehensive approaches to human rights-based education, rolled out by Hampshire County of the United Kingdom. Impressive results from Hampshire are linked in this resource to the NZ Curriculum's values and key competencies - and positive impacts on academic achievement, teachers and school management experienced by Hampshire. (Part of the HRiE School Resource Kit)

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Human Rights Advocates

A Secondary social studies or history activity promoting the study of social justice leaders. Through undertaking this activity students should become familiar with historical figures in the human rights field, be able to compare human rights perspectives past and present and identify attributes of leaders in the social justice realm. Curriculum values explored; excellence - hiranga by persevering in the face of difficulties; equity - Tika/pono through social justice; and integrity - Ngãkau/tapatahi by acting ethically.

Human rights and the NZ Curriculum

The English-medium New Zealand Curriculum launched on 6 November 2007 is about human rights in its purpose, aims and much of its specific content. In general terms the Curriculum is a key part of New Zealand's implementation of the human right to education. This resource outlines the ways in which schools can utilize the strong links between human rights-based education and the NZ Curriculum to aid the compulsory adoption of the Curriculum by 2010. (Part of the HRiE School Resource Kit)

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Human rights and the social sciences

This presentation focuses on how a human rights approach enhances and strengthens the teaching of the social sciences by looking at professional, curriculum and pedagogical links. Can be used for staff professional development.

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Human Rights in the Social Sciences

This document outlines how human rights fits into the social sciences curriculum.

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Human rights-based education: fulfilling NZ education policy

A strong human rights theme runs through New Zealand’s Education Act, National Education Goals, Curriculum and National Administrative Guidelines. This resource gives a brief overview of the importance of human rights to New Zealand's educational history and current policy. (Part of the HRiE School Resource Kit)

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Imaginary Friend

A lower primary activity developing an understanding of safety in children and that everyone has the right to feel safe. This activity also helps children understand what qualities are important in friends by using their imagination.

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