Frameworks and Guidelines

School: A place of cultural diversity

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School: A place of cultural diversity

UNESCO has a unique role as international standard-setter and convenor of diverse cultural and ideological perspectives.

The Organization has elaborated frameworks and guidelines to contribute to the understanding of issues in regard to human rights education, citizenship education, intercultural education and related themes. 

A Human Rights-Based Approach to Education for All: a framework for the realization of children's right to education and rights within education 

This joint UNESCO and UNICEF framework for the realization of children’s right to education and rights within education brings together the current thinking and practice on the human rights-based approach in the education sector. It presents key issues and challenges in rights-based approaches and provides a framework for policy and programme development from school level to national and international levels.

UNESCO Guidelines on Intercultural Education

The Guidelines have been prepared to help understand the key issues concerning intercultural education. They draw together the key standard-setting instruments and the results of numerous conferences, in particular, the Expert Meeting held at UNESCO Headquarters in March 2006, in order to present concepts and issues which may be used to guide future activities and policy-making.

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