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ERIC Number: EJ1026690
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0343
Towards Respecting Children's Rights, Obligations and Responsibilities: The Zimbabwean Case
Mhaka-Mutepfa, Magen; Maree, Jacobus Gideon; Chiganga, Gilbert
School Psychology International, v35 n3 p241-252 Jun 2014
This article reports on an attempt to demonstrate the importance of putting theory into practice in a way that will impact on the lives of children who are currently being denied their basic rights. Purposive sampling of schools in urban areas in Harare Province, Zimbabwe, was used with data collected from 147 participants (M age?=?16.9, SD?=?1.38) that was subjected to quantitative analysis. Data were gathered on participants' views on children's rights and obligations and their understanding and implementation of the Bills of Rights. Children acknowledged that their rights were being implemented although inadequately; adults living in urban areas were perceived to have knowledge of children's rights and were said to implement them. To resolve the challenges to the implementation of children's rights and obligations, a multi-sectoral approach is required.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Africa; Zimbabwe
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