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ERIC Number: ED097249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 391
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The Rights of Children. Harvard Educational Review Reprint No. 9.
Harvard Education Review, v43 n4 and v44 n1 1973-1974
This collection of articles describes the institutions, policies, and professionals that shape, curtail, and delineate children's lives. The basic premise underlying the discussion is that children are equal persons under the law with rights, as opposed to needs, which connote dependency. The collection is divided into three main parts dealing with the following topics: (1) children and the law and the philosophic justifications for the rights of children; (2) advocacy for children, considering the balance between the interest of the state, the family, and the child in four articles; (3) various social agencies and the impact of their policies on children. Such policies deal with juvenile justice, foster care, child abuse, classification of students, amphetamines and children, radical correctional reform, and the mislabelling of children as mental retardates. Book reviews covering the history of children in America, child care, marriage, parenthood, family, and student rights complete the collection. (JH)
Harvard Educational Review, Longfellow Hall, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 ($12.00 hardcopy, $6.50 paper)
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