Black Rights/White Curriculum: Human Rights Education for Indigenous Peoples

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Paula Gerber

Monash University - Faculty of Law

Abstract

The UN has devoted significant effort to promoting human rights education and to protecting the rights of Indigenous Peoples, but have drawn little correlation between these two areas. There is a growing body of academic work relating to human rights education, and many scholars have published work dealing with Indigenous issues, yet scant attention has been paid to human rights education for Indigenous people. The two subjects have been treated as if they run in parallel lines, with little thought being given to how the two intersect or relate to each other. This socio-legal research seeks to redress this oversight, at least in part, by answering the question - how appropriate is the international movement for human rights education for Indigenous people? In other words, do Indigenous people require different human rights education from that which is intended for the dominant culture? The paper concludes with an evaluation of the human rights education programs being offered to Indigenous people and some criticisms of the models, curricula and methodology being employed.

Keywords: Human rights education, Indigenous, curriculum

JEL Classification: I21, K39

Suggested Citation

Gerber, Paula, Black Rights/White Curriculum: Human Rights Education for Indigenous Peoples. Deakin Law Review, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2270419

Paula Gerber (Contact Author)

Monash University - Faculty of Law ( email )

Wellington Road
Clayton, Victoria 3800
Australia

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