Exploring the relations between language education and human rights education





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Author Biographies

Tony Burner, University of South-Eastern Norway, Norway

Tony Burner is a professor at the University of South-Eastern Norway, Department of Languages and Literature Studies. His research interests include second and foreign language education, diversity, multilingualism, and classroom assessment.

Melina Porto, Universidad Nacional de La Plata and CONICET (National Research Council), Argentina

Melina Porto is a researcher at the National Research Council (CONICET) and a Full Professor at Universidad Nacional de La Plata in Argentina. She is Honorary Research Fellow at the University of East Anglia in the UK (2019-2024). Her research interests include intercultural language education, intercultural citizenship, pedagogies of discomfort, arts-based pedagogies and methodologies, service learning, and ethics.


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How to Cite

Burner, T., & Porto, M. (2024). Exploring the relations between language education and human rights education. Human Rights Education Review, 7(1), 1–4. https://doi.org/10.7577/hrer.5684

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