An-Najah University Journal for Research - B (Humanities)


This research aimed to measure the level of awareness of human rights among grade 12 students in the countryside of Taiz province, and to design a guidance program for fostering awareness in human rights among such students. The researchers used the group as indicated by Mannwhittny value (U= 0,000) in the overall score of the human rights awareness questionnaire and it is significant at (0.001). This necessarily means that the guidance program had a positive impact on the members of the experimental group, that is, it helped increase their awareness levelcompared with control group. The researchers recommend that the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Higher Education and Counselling and Guidance Centre and Human Rights Ministry incorporate human rights concepts in the curricula, and to take interest in students activities that focus on familiarizing students with human rights, and to capitalize on the services offered by the Centre of Guidance and Counselling.experimental approach and, accordingly, the control and experimental groups were formed. Research basic sample was thus 30 students, males and females, equally distributed. That is, 15 tudents represented the experimental group, and 15 students the control one after tallying their scores on human rights awareness questionnaire. The researchers prepared two instruments, namely, human rights awareness questionnaire, and the guidance program. Findings of the research revealed that 12thgraders in the countryside of Taiz have low level of awareness in human rights in all its fields (political, economic, social and cultural). The mean score of the sample scores is 58.50, and the questionnaire hypothetical mean is 79.5. This means that there were statistically significant differences in favor of the hypothetical mean of the questionnaire, and the findings have shown that the guidance program was effective in raising third secondary students'awareness in human rights as findings revealedthatthere were differences between the pre and post tests for the experimental group in favor of the post testas Wilkeson value was (z = 3.41)for the overall score of the human rights awareness questionnaire, and it is significant at (0.01= α). This clearly reveals that the mean score of the ranks of the individuals in the post testgot elevated compared to the pretest of the human rights awareness questionnaire. Findings also indicate that there are differences between the two groups in favor of the experimental