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dc.contributor.authorRoux, Cornelia Delina
dc.contributor.authorSimmonds, Shan Robyn
dc.contributor.authorDe Wet, Anna-Magrieta
dc.contributor.authorTer Avest, Ina
dc.identifier.citationDe Wet, A. et al. 2012. Girls’ and boys’ reasoning on cultural and religious practices: a human rights education perspective. Gender and education, 24(6):665-681. []en_US
dc.description.abstractHuman rights play a vital role in citizens' political, religious and cultural life (Wang 2002, 171). Due to the prominence of human rights in the everyday life of citizens, including those of South Africa, human rights education has been included in many school curricula. Human rights education aims to develop responsible citizens who inter alia foster an understanding of gender, ethnical, religious and cultural diversities. This, it is hoped will encourage and maintain peace, as outlined in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Departing from a human rights position, a qualitative study commenced in 2009 to explore how girls and boys reason about the cultural and religious practices of girls in their communities and families. Narratives by girls and boys highlighted their views on girls' positioning in their specific communities. From the findings it became evident that the participants were aware of conforming to particular cultural and religious practices. However, some participants also challenged how they perceived these practices and the roles of girls in their communities. The article highlights the necessity of embarking on a gendered perspective towards human rights education.en_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.subjectGender-based reasoningen_US
dc.subjecthuman rightsen_US
dc.subjectcultural and religious practicesen_US
dc.subjectgendered human rightsen_US
dc.subjectgender roleen_US
dc.titleGirls’ and boys’ reasoning on cultural and religious practices: a human rights education perspectiveen_US
dc.contributor.researchID11613823 - Roux, Cornelia Delina
dc.contributor.researchID21815992 - Simmonds, Shan Robyn
dc.contributor.researchID10862846 - De Wet, Anna-Magrieta

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