The Evaluation of the Opinions of Prospective Teachers about the Objectives of Human Rights Education

  •  Ramazan OZBEK    


The aim of this study is to evaluate opinions of prospective teachers attending Social Sciences Teaching Department Primary Education Section on the objectives of Human Rights Education in the scope of Citizenship and Democracy Education Curriculum. This study is vital for learning of democratic life. 25 prospective teachers studying in the 8th semester were selected by purposive sampling method. Prospective teachers’ opinions generally converge at the point where sufficient success is not being achieved in the realization of educational objectives. Other issues include human rights violations, causes of human rights violations, teaching the ways of protecting human rights, not only giving theoretical knowledge but also using different samples and methods in teaching activities with the help of technology, using environment, educating patriotic individuals who are sensitive to environment and human rights and willing to solve problems, educating individuals who can build and develop positive relationships with people in different races, thoughts and geographical regions, democratic individuals oriented to create a democratic society.

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