Education plays an important role in the dissemination of neoliberal narratives. The neoliberal approach to education focuses on human capital and subordinates people to the pure logic of the market. It shapes educational processes in a considerable way, including Human Rights Education (HRE) and Peace Education (PE). The conscious perception and unmasking of the prevailing neoliberal paradigm should therefore be a high priority in a critical approach to HRE and PE. On the basis of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development in which HRE and PE are considered vital to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, the authors show that it is essential to combine the question of a genuine decolonization of HRE and PE with a critical examination of the neoliberal paradigm.
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Gruber, B., & Scherling, J. (2020). The Relevance of Unmasking Neoliberal Narratives for a Decolonized Human Rights and Peace Education. International Journal of Human Rights Education, 4(1). Retrieved from https://repository.usfca.edu/ijhre/vol4/iss1/3