ERIC Number: EJ593750
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Democracy in the Night Schools of Rajastan: The Indian Children's Parliament.
Journal of Family Life: A Quarterly for Empowering Families, v5 n1 p26-29 1999
The Indian Children's Parliament (Rajastan, India) emerged from the Social Work and Research Centre (later known as the Barefoot College), which provides academic and vocational classes at night for rural working children. These children contribute to family incomes, but previously their opinions were not acknowledged. Students elect 17 Parliament members who monitor conditions in their night schools and villages. (CDS)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Child Health, Child Labor, Child Welfare, Childrens Rights, Elementary Education, Empowerment, Evening Programs, Foreign Countries, Participative Decision Making, Poverty, Rural Education, School Based Management, School Community Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India