Departmental Bulletin Paper Moral Education System and Human Rights Education in Japan : Based on Recommendations Made by the United Nations

Yamamoto, Tomoko

28pp.37 - 43 , 2017-03-31 , 麻布大学 , Azabu University
The present paper discusses requirements for the protection of children’s rights in the Japanese moral education system, based on the Convention on the Rights of the Child and General Comment No.1.The Convention on the Rights of the Child, including Articles 28 and 29, stipulates children’s right to receive an education and its goals. General Comment No.1 of Article 29-1 makes recommendations with regard to the significance of the right, its function, and the implementation of human rights education.To protect children’s rights under moral education systems, it is essential to: ensure that “children are free in moral terms” to respect their autonomy, “empower children” to accomplish the goals of international education, and “implement human rights education for children”, including the promotion of mutual understanding, peace, and tolerance.

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