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ERIC Number: ED565892
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 166
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISBN: 978-1-873927-95-3
Children's Rights, Educational Research and the UNCRC: Past, Present and Future
Gillett-Swan, Jenna, Ed.; Coppock, Vicki, ED.
Symposium Books
"Children's Rights, Educational Research, and the UNCRC" provides international perspectives on contemporary issues pertaining to children's rights in education. The global context, relevance and implications of children's rights, educational research and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) are explored from multiple perspectives. Since the development of the UNCRC over 25 years ago, significant changes have occurred in the way that children's rights are considered, conceptualised and enacted. Even so, there remains a continued debate surrounding the extent to which the children's rights agenda is embraced within education, as researchers, teachers and other educational professionals continue to consider the degree to which the UNCRC informs practice. This book provides critical and focused discussion on the challenges of enacting children's rights in educational research contexts and alerts readers to the ways in which children's rights provide a provocation to think and practise differently. Chapter contributions from scholars in Australia, Finland, Portugal, Sweden and the United Kingdom provide diverse contexts from which subsequent educational and research practice can be derived. Each chapter problematises different aspects of children's rights within the context of educational research with both broad and specific wide-ranging implications and provides examples of different ways that these aspects are considered in practice. The book opens with the Introduction by Vicki Coppock and Jenna Gillett-Swan and includes seven chapters, as follows: Chapter 1: UNCRC at 25: A Critical Assessment of Achievements and Trajectories with Reference to Educational Research (John I'Anson); Chapter 2: Educating Children and Young People on the UNCRC: Actions, Avoidance and Awakenings (Louise Gwenneth Phillips); Chapter 3: Human Rights Education: Teaching Children's Human Rights--A Matter of Why, What and How (Nina Thelander); Chapter 4: Pupils' Participation in the Finnish Classroom: Turning the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into Pedagogical Practices (Reetta Niemi, Kristiina Kumpulainen and Lasse Lipponen); Chapter 5: Children's Rights in Times of Austerity: Social Awareness of Pre-Service Teachers in Portugal (Joana Lúcio and Fernando Ilídio Ferreira); Chapter 6: Rights without a Remedy? Children's Privacy, Social Governance and the UNCRC (Gordon Tait and Mallihai Tambyah); and Chapter 7: The Future of Children's Rights, Educational Research and the UNCRC in a Digital World: possibilities and prospects (Jenna Gillett-Swan and Vicki Coppock). The book concludes with a Epilogue: Final Reflections; and a section about the contributors.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; Finland; Portugal; Sweden; United Kingdom