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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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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