Human rights and education for development

José Manuel Touriñán López

In the developed countries it has been established a clear distinction between rights and liberties. In the welfare state there is a permanent focus to human rights. Thinking things over the human rights head the social dimension of the human being. Fifty years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights we are ready to ask for a new discipline in education such as "Education for development". This proposal could be studied in two different and complementary ways: a) The relationship between the right to education and information society. b) The need of "education for development" as a social right in the general process of social democratization and administrative decentralization in modern society.