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ERIC Number: ED522534
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 38
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-9-0619-5115-5
ISSN: ISSN-1383-7907
Too Young for Respect? Realising Respect for Young Children in Their Everyday Environments: A Cross-Cultural Analysis. Working Papers in Early Childhood Development, No. 54
George, Shanti
Bernard van Leer Foundation (NJ1)
This paper explores the conceptual underpinnings of the routine disrespect shown to young children in everyday life in cultures around the world. General Comment 7 of the Committee on the Rights of the Child urges that the youngest children should be respected as persons in their own right, within an environment of reliable and affectionate relationships based on respect and understanding. This paper examines two case studies, from Germany and Israel, to show what such environments look like on the ground. A bibliography is included. (Contains 6 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bernard Van Leer Foundation (Netherlands)
Identifiers - Location: Germany; Israel