Human Rights Education

Indicator description

  • A. Definition

    Experience of South Koreans’ learning of Human Rights

  • B. How to measure

    Those who answered “received” or “not received” to the question “Have you ever received education on human rights?”

  • C. Features and Sources

    Category Sub-Category Sub-Subcategory Type of Indicator Reference Data Sources First year data available Periodicity
    Law and Institution Human Rights Education Public Institution’s Human Rights Education Activities Subjective/Process National Human Rights Commission of Korea National Human Rights Awareness Survey 2005 5 years
  • D. Interpretation

    As knowledge of human rights has emerged as one of the areas that global citizens should be developed in, many countries are educating their citizens on human rights in order to raise their awareness of human rights issues. It is very important to ask about people’s education experiences in detail in order to understand the practical effects of human rights education and to check whether human rights education is being properly conducted throughout the country. According to the indicators, the majority of respondents in Korea have not received any education on human rights. This means that human rights education is not being practiced universally throughout Korean society. If we look at the data in chronological order, the number of respondents who answered that they had received education on human rights in 2016 increased compared to 2005. However, the overall data shows that people have little experience with human rights education. In order to rectify this situation, human rights education should be actively implemented throughout schools in the future.

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