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Munongi, Lucia; Pillay, Jace – Improving Schools, 2018
This study aimed to explore Grade 9 learners' perceptions on the extent to which rights and responsibilities are taught in the school curriculum. The sample consisted of 577 learners from 13 public, independent and independent-subsidised schools, randomly sampled from four Johannesburg education districts. Data were collected through a…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, School Districts, Curriculum Development, Statistical Analysis
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Forde, Catherine; Horgan, Deirdre; Martin, Shirley; Parkes, Aisling – Journal of Educational Change, 2018
In Ireland there is progressive legislation on children's participation in the education system. The Education Act 1998 advocates that school boards should involve students in the school and establish student councils in second-level schools. Since the publication of this legislation progress on realising students' participation in schools has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Participation, Student Empowerment, School Policy
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Jadue Roa, Daniela Sofía; Whitebread, David; Gareca Guzmán, Benjamín – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
This article evidences the existing inter-relations between the rights perspective, the listening approach and participatory research with children, emphasising its contributions to the ECEC research field. Specifically, the contributions of visual participatory research in the field of early years transitions are discussed to illustrate the…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Foreign Countries, Participatory Research, Kindergarten
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Osler, Audrey; Solhaug, Trond – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2018
We report on the development of an instrument to measure attitudes to children's human rights and diversity in schools. It was developed to investigate perceptions of human rights and diversity among students and then teachers in two contrasting areas of Norway. The instrument draws on human rights standards articulated in the United Nations…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Cultural Pluralism
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Casas, Ferran; González-Carrasco, Mònica; Luna, Xevi – European Journal of Education, 2018
This article explores the relationship between children's knowledge and perceptions about their rights and subjective well-being (SWB) in a sample of 8-, 10- and 12-year-olds in 18 countries, taking account of gender differences. Children's knowledge and perceptions about their rights were analysed considering whether they reported that they knew…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Well Being, Gender Differences, Life Satisfaction
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Mithans, Monika; Grmek, Milena Ivanuš; Cagran, Branka – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
This article focuses on the issue of student involvement in the education process. The study comprised pupils aged 10-11, 13-14 and 16-17; 322 students were attending school in Austria, and 458 students were in Slovenia. The data were collected through a questionnaire and processed on the level of descriptive and inferential statistics. The right…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Questionnaires, Statistical Analysis
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Forlin, Chris; Kawai, Norimune; Higuchi, Satoshi – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2015
Within a tradition of a dual regular and special education system in Japan, the Government is promoting education reform that encourages an inclusive approach to education. This research investigates whether teachers are being trained for successful inclusion in Japan by reviewing the perceptions of all pre-service teachers in one university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Inclusion, Teacher Education
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Lo, Yan Lam; Leung, Yan Wing; Yuen, Wai Wa – Intercultural Education, 2015
From 2009 to 2011, the authors launched the Basic Law Education Project: Education for Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Hong Kong. This article focuses on a subset of the overarching data-set and discusses the findings that resulted from a comparative analysis of two participating schools. A survey was deployed to assess the extent to which a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Civil Rights, Student Rights, Secondary School Students
Mumthas, N. S.; Munavvir, Jouhar; Abdul Gafoor, K. – Online Submission, 2014
Inculcating self-discipline is important for systematic pursuit of learning, development of interest and potential in the child. Punishments involve employing a noxious or painful stimulus that generates a variety of problems and negative side effects to the child. Corporal punishments severely affect the human dignity of children. This study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Discipline, Student Attitudes
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Hunt, Frances – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2014
Each secondary school in South Africa is legally obliged to establish a representative council of learners, a democratically elected, learner-only council. This article looks at how the representative councils of learners are realised in practice in four secondary schools. Three research questions focus on the practice of representative councils…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Civil Rights, Secondary School Students, Citizen Participation
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Quinn, Sarah; Owen, Susanne – Childhood Education, 2014
This article explores the power of student voice, in recognition of the child's right to be treated as a capable, competent social actor involved in the education process. In this study, student voice is considered in the light of improving students' engagement and personal and social development at the primary school level. It emphasizes the…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Childrens Rights, Learner Engagement, Individual Development
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Lyle, Sue – Educational Studies, 2014
Most countries are signatories to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). In 1999, the Government of Wales was devolved from the UK, and in 2011 the "Children and Young Persons Rights Measure" put the UNCRC as the basis of all its work. Any programme introduced in schools should therefore promote the UNCRC. To…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Childrens Rights, Teacher Attitudes, Student Participation
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Gray, Colette; Donnelly, Joanne – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2013
This article reports findings from a small-scale project that employs a two-stage approach. Informed by the rights of minority ethnic groups to self-determination, the first aspect of the study focuses on the experiences of mothers of children with an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) from two ethnically diverse groups: Irish Traveller and…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Ethnic Groups, Mothers, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Russell, William Benedict, III, Ed. – International Society for the Social Studies, 2010
The "ISSS Annual Conference Proceedings" is a peer-reviewed professional publication published once a year following the annual conference. (Individual papers contain references.) [For the 2009 proceedings, see ED504973.]
Descriptors: Social Studies, Proverbs, Social Justice, Global Approach