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ERIC Number: EJ1026392
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0142-5692
Researching Children's Rights in Education: Sociology of Childhood Encountering Educational Theory
Quennerstedt, Ann; Quennerstedt, Mikael
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v35 n1 p115-132 2014
This paper aims to explore and develop a theoretical approach for children's rights research in education formed through an encounter between the sociology of childhood and John Dewey's educational theory. The interest is mainly methodological, in the sense that the primary ambition of the investigation is to suggest a fruitful and useful theoretical base for formulating research problems and undertaking research in children's rights in education. The paper argues that, particularly in educational settings, research into children's rights can and must be attributed to children both as full-status humans in a socio-politically contextual present, and as continually growing and changing, immature and dependent humans. From the theoretical encounter suggested in the paper, the much-used distinction of the child as either "being" or "becoming" can be reconsidered, and another point of departure for the study of children's rights issues in education can be discerned.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
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