ERIC Number: ED475307
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Creating a Culture of Human Rights, Democracy and Peace in the New Millennium. Proceedings of the International Conference on Children's Rights Education (2nd, Victoria, British Columbia, August 18-22, 2001).
Blanchet-Cohen, Natasha; Hart, Stuart; Cook, Philip
The 2nd International Conference on Children's Rights in Education hosted approximately 150 child-centered international policy makers, who discussed the implications and implementation of children's rights to guide educational policy, research, and practice. This report presents an annotated agenda of the conference proceedings and, based on the presentations and discussions, a number of recommendations that describe the elements and the context that need to be in place to make children's rights in education a reality. Opening presentations are annotated, dealing with the role of conferences in policy change, implications of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) for a 14-year-old, and the significance of general comments on the Convention's article 29, on the aims of education. Subsequent presentations then summarized pertaining to the following areas: (1) the CRC and the protection, education, and participation of children; (2) education and culture; (3) cultural values; (4) alternative forms and meanings of education; and (5) education, the media, and the electronic communications revolution. Discussion streams then summarized; streams dealt the following topics: (1) human rights respecting learning communities; (2) children affected by war; (3) child labor; and (4) children and violence. The report the outlines factors to be addressed in the realization of children's right to child-centered education, and offers recommendations for developing child-centered learning opportunities. Finally, report describes the "Children as Partners" project to provide governments and civil society organizations with critical information and resources to help them implement proven best practices to promote and manage meaningful participation of children in decision-making. (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Swedish International Development Authority (SIDA).; Canadian International Development Agency, Ottawa (Ontario).; Education International, Brussels (Belgium).; Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ., Indianapolis.
Authoring Institution: Victoria Univ. (British Columbia).
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child