Human rights education in Diversity: Human Rights Literacy: A quest for meaning 2012 – 2014 Prof Cornelia Roux (North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus) Prof Petro du Preez (North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus) Researchers: Prof Willie van Vollenhoven North-West University Dr Shan Simmonds North-West University Post-doctoral fellows: Dr Annamagriet de Wet North-West University Dr Anne Becker North-West University Dr Glynis Parker North-West University Junior Researchers: Mr Henry Blignaut North-West University Ms Marisa Verster North-West University Ms Mercy Kutu North-West University Ms Cecile Eloff North-West University Ms Anja Human North-West University Consultants and co-investigators: Prof Lebo Moletsane University of KwaZulu-Natal Prof Tobeka Mda Cape Town University of Technology Human rights education can only be effective if the knowledge construct and theoretical underpinning of human rights literacy can be defined. This research project explores the knowledge field of human rights education in teacher education at South African Faculties of Education. The main research question is defined as: In what ways can the development of a theory on human rights literacy contribute to the knowledge field of human rights education for teacher training at South African Faculties of Education? A related sub-question is: How can this theory and understanding be used to empower all role players in education and society generally against the violations of human rights? The research paradigm is a rhizomatic design based on grounded theory RHIZOMATIC RESEARCH PARADIGM GROUNDED THEORY GENDER SOCIO CULTURAL CONTEXT MORALS & VALUES CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT SOCIAL JUSTICE Survey Focus group interviews Questionnaires Curriculum development