ERIC Number: ED166842
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
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Children's Rights; Contemporary Perspectives.
Vardin, Patricia A., Ed.; Brody, Ilene N., Ed.
This volume emerged as an outgrowth of a conference on Children's Rights and Child Advocacy held at Teachers College, Columbia University, in June of 1977. The contributors include child advocates from the fields of law, education, psychology, and government. The writers maintain several focal points in their papers. Central to their arguments is an acknowledgment of the child as a human being, as an individual to be respected, and as one who is greatly influenced by his or her environment. A second point of focus is on the struggle for an articulation of what the rights of children should be from a humanistic as well as a legalistic perspective. A third crucial issue is a consideration of the guarantee of children's rights. A fourth theme is crisis prevention and prescriptive child advocacy measures. The concluding chapter is devoted to providing an opportunity for children to express their thoughts and feelings about children's rights. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Children, Civil Liberties, Education, Family (Sociological Unit), Federal Aid, Handicapped Children, Legal Aid, Mainstreaming, State Aid, Student Participation, Student Rights
Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 ($6.95)
Publication Type: Books; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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