Human Rights, Citizenship and Democracy
Education Program of Human Rights, Citizenship and Democracy aims to gain basic values about human rights, citizenship and democracy in addition to conceptual information.In grade 4, the program provides topics such as Being Human, Rights, Freedom and Responsibility, Justice and Equality, Compromise, Rules, Living Together thematically. The program includes global values such as justice, equality, being determined, friendship, companionship, sharing, love, being sensitive, trust, patience, responsibility, respect and freedom. Human Rights Education program provides experiences allowing students to have democratic participation and basic skills to form human rights culture. Forming school’s structure in parallel with children’s participation is important. The most basic principle of Hisar School Culture is children’s right and participation. School applications support contents of children’s rights course.
The aim of Human Rights, Citizenship and Democracy course is to raise individuals having the following merits.
- Adopting humanistic values, being respectful to and aware of human rights and primary civil liberties,
- Realizing responsibilities of themselves, others and society and developing a respectful attitude,
- Taking one’s own responsibility to be able to use one’s rights and freedom,
- Taking part in collaboration and democratic decision-making processes besides keeping an eye on justice and equality to develop human rights and democracy culture,
- Supporting and protecting the improvement of one’s rights and freedom by taking responsibility,
- Behaving just and equal and looking out for them, compromising on the solutions of problems deriving from common living conditions, generating compromising and anti-vandal solutions to these problems,
- Adopting active citizenship and behaving accordingly, contributing to common living culture well,
- Non-discriminating to race, belief, color, gender or ethnical roots and understanding the importance of existing with our differences,
- Listening to different point of views, creating arguments to express one’s own view, noticing prejudices.