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ERIC Number: EJ846711
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-14
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1207-7798
UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: A Rationale for Implementing Participatory Rights in Schools
Johnny, Leanne
Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, n40 Mar 2005
As a signatory to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Canada has pledged to uphold the participatory rights of children and youth. The purpose of this paper is to provide a rationale for implementing these rights in schools. It argues that while there appears to be a strong philosophical, legal and political argument for encouraging youth participation, school policy and practice often excludes children from the decision-making process. It concludes with suggestions for the implementation of participatory rights in schools.
Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2, Canada. Tel: 204-474-9004; Fax: 204-474-7564; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child