This paper examined the possibility of using the ranking of participatory human rights learning to learn, in a multipurpose way, the three aspects of the qualities and abilities to be nurtured in human rights education. In this study, we conducted class practice. Then, we analyzed learning sentence descriptions via the KJ method based on human rights education materials published by the Board of Education. The aim was to determine the possibility of comprehensively extracting the components of the qualities and abilities that are to be nurtured in human rights education.
There is a problem that elementary school children can hesitate about using toilets at school. We consider it critical that school toilets fulfill their original role as a place for excretion and as a comfortable place for elementary school children.
The purpose of our study was to evaluate health guidance aimed at facilitating the understanding of bowel habits and the role of toilets. We provided health guidance to third and fourth year elementary school students. The purpose of the health guidance was for children to recognize that bowel movements and toileting were important for their own health and that of those around them. Children were surveyed through a questionnaire in order to evaluate the health guidance.
Of the children who answered that they thought that school toilets “are important,” the proportion of those who answered “strongly agree” increased from 65.4% before guidance to 86.4% after guidance.
The results indicated that this health guidance was successful to a certain extent.