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ARGUELLO, Andrés. Otherness in the education in human rights: A biographical study by Rodolfo Stavenhagen. Estud. pedagóg. [online]. 2011, vol.37, n.1, pp. 25-34. ISSN 0718-0705.

Rodolfo Stavenhagen (1932-), a Mexican-German humanist of prominent Latin-American and global projection, has dedicated more than four decades of his life to teaching and research. His important journey in the analysis of several problems of the social life reveals that the issue involving the excluded or forgotten other due to the socio-cultural belonging is not resolved merely by the conceptual formulation, but, above all, and as a choice of life, by the personal and existential encounter with the victim. Therefore, the education in human rights as political task cannot be alien to the realities of recognition and promotion of the other. Indeed, seen from the pedagogical perspective, the consideration of human rights implies their protection and promotion, not only regarding the individual, but also those with whom a special social space is shared.

Palabras clave : otherness; education in human rights; biographical approach.

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