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Original scientific paper

From Management To Student: Three Perspectives on Human Rights in Higher Education

Željka Ivković Hodžić orcid id ; Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia
Marina Matešić orcid id ; Agency for Science and Higher Education, Zagreb, Croatia

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The paper presents the results of research on human rights conducted during 2018 and 2019 at faculties of teacher education and studies of psychology, pedagogy, and social work in Croatia. The aim of the research was to examine the representation of human rights learning outcomes in these studies, with a special emphasis on children's rights, children's participation, and the concept of the child as an active citizen, common in the discourse of the contemporary childhood paradigm. The research was conducted by using the mixed methods approach. Triangulation with three different sources of respondents was applied: a survey with university teachers, interviews with representatives of study programs, and a survey with students, where all types of data in the analysis were treated as equal. Different types of data showed unequal perspectives between institutional actors, but also similarities of the university population with other levels of the education system.


children's rights, human rights, preschool teacher profession, primary school teacher profession, higher education

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