ERIC Number: ED173196
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Children's Rights Handbook. For Teachers, Youth Workers and Student Organizers.
Hefner, Keith, Ed.
Designed for youth workers, teachers, counselors, and student organizers, 11 essays in this handbook examine issues concerned with children's rights. "Children's Rights and Social Work" proposes that social workers can speed and direct the process of change by advocating the rights of young people and by providing services to make those rights a reality. The cartoon, "The Invention of Childhood," suggests that our conceptions of children are shaped by our culture. "A Look At Children's Oppression and Some Suggestions for Change" examines discrimination in the legal system, the family, and the schools. "Changing Childhood" analyzes the isolation of modern middle-class children from active participation in community life. Other essays discuss the weaknesses of alternative youth service agencies, refute arguments that adults use to prevent youth from participating in the political processes, analyze the "myths" of childhood, and describe Youth Liberation of Ann Arbor, the first children's organization run by children. A guide for teachers and workshop leaders provides synopses of handbooks of the Youth Liberation Press accompanied by lesson plans. Titles include "Young People and the Law,""Growing Up Gay,""High School Women's Liberation," and "Student and Youth Organizing." A list of advocacy organizations and an annotated bibliography conclude the handbook. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attitude Change, Change Strategies, Child Advocacy, Child Responsibility, Childhood Needs, Children, Citizen Participation, Civil Liberties, Community Involvement, Cultural Influences, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Life, Legal Aid, Social Agencies, Social Change, Social Discrimination, Social Workers, Student Rights, Voting Rights, Youth, Youth Problems
Youth Liberation Press, Inc., 2007 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104 ($3.45 plus $0.50 postage and handling)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Youth Liberation Press, Inc. Ann Arbor, MI.