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Human Rights Discussions in College-Level Geography Textbooks
A Master's Thesis by Betsy Murphy

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Title Page, Abstract, Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
   The Purpose of Education
   Accomplishing the Goal—Human Rights Education
   Assessing Human Rights Discussions in Geography Textbooks

Chapter 2: Benefits of Human Rights Education
   Benefits to Society
   Promotion of Higher Level Learning
   Benefits to Geography
   An Unqualified ‘Good’?

Chapter 3: Challenges of Human Rights Education
   Human Rights Education is Indoctrination
   Human Rights Education is Too Depressing
   Human Rights Education Lacks the Necessary Consensus
   Surmountable Obstacles

Chapter 4: Assessing Geography Textbooks
   Methodology
   Rationalization for Selection of Rights

Chapter 5: Widely Recognized Rights
   Modern-day Slavery
   Ethnic Discrimination: The Case of the Roma
   Children at War: The Use of Child Soldiers
   Child Sexual Exploitation
   Summation of Coverage

Chapter 6: Rights or Goals?
   Hazardous Child Labor
   Poverty and the Right to a Minimum Standard of Living
   Malnutrition and Food Insecurity
   The Rising Tide of Refugees
   Summation of Coverage

Chapter 7: Controversial Human Rights
   Stateless Nations and the Right to Self-Determination
   Transnational Corporations and the Right to a Liveable Wage
   Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan
   Female Genital Mutilation
   Culturally-Justified Violence Against Women
   Summation of Coverage

Chapter 8: Conclusion
   Summation of findings
   Implications for geographic learning
   Implications for student growth

Appendix (items 1-4 to be loaded soon)
   Taxonomy of Cognitive Learning
   Taxonomy of Affective Learning
   Pulsipher’s Excerpt on "Should Children Work"
   DeBlij and Murphy’s Excerpt on Nike
   Governments Obligations and Commitments for Selected Rights

Works Cited

 

 

 

Title Page

Table of Contents

Abstract

Chapter 1: Introduction
   The Purpose of Education
   Accomplishing the Goal—Human Rights Education
   Assessing Human Rights Discussions in Geography Textbooks

Chapter 2: Benefits of Human Rights Education
   Benefits to Society
   Promotion of Higher Level Learning
   Benefits to Geography
   An Unqualified ‘Good’?

Chapter 3: Challenges of Human Rights Education
   Human Rights Education is Indoctrination
   Human Rights Education is Too Depressing
   Human Rights Education Lacks the Necessary Consensus
   Surmountable Obstacles

Chapter 4: Assessing Geography Textbooks
   Methodology
   Rationalization for Selection of Rights

Chapter 5: Widely Recognized Rights
   Modern-day Slavery
   Ethnic Discrimination: The Case of the Roma
   Children at War: The Use of Child Soldiers
   Child Sexual Exploitation
   Summation of Coverage

Chapter 6: Rights or Goals?
   Hazardous Child Labor
   Poverty and the Right to a Minimum Standard of Living
   Malnutrition and Food Insecurity
   The Rising Tide of Refugees
   Summation of Coverage

Chapter 7: Controversial Human Rights
   Stateless Nations and the Right to Self-Determination
   Transnational Corporations and the Right to a Liveable Wage
   Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan
   Female Genital Mutilation
   Culturally-Justified Violence Against Women
   Summation of Coverage

Chapter 8: Conclusion
   Summation of findings
   Implications for geographic learning
   Implications for student growth

Appendix (items 1-4 to be loaded soon)
   Taxonomy of Cognitive Learning
   Taxonomy of Affective Learning
   Pulsipher’s Excerpt on "Should Children Work"
   DeBlij and Murphy’s Excerpt on Nike
   Governments Obligations and Commitments for Selected Rights

Works Cited