Citizenship, Multiculturalism and Minority Education in Britain: a Question of Civil Rights or Human Rights?
Friday, October 26, 2007
Audrey Osloer is Research Professor and Director of the Centre for Citizenship and Human Rights Education, School of Education, University of Leeds, United Kingdom. Professor Osler has a well-established reputation for research and teaching in three related fields: international and comparative education; education for human rights, equalities and democratic citizenship; and children’s rights and student participation. She has worked on projects in sub-Saharan Africa and East Asia that were sponsored by several organizations, including UNESCO, the Carter Center, and Amnesty International. Professor Osler is currently completing a European Commission (EC) funded transnational study on citizenship and intercultural learning, and is principal researcher in a second EC funded project examining education for European citizenship. In 1999 she was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Among her publications are 16 books, including the award-winning Girls and Exclusion (2003); The Education and Careers of Black Teachers (1997); Teachers, Human Rights and Diversity (2005),and Changing Citizenship: Democracy and Inclusion in Education (2005).