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McKay, Jane – Journal of Education Policy, 2014
In recent years, education and family policy in the UK has sought to incorporate the views of children and young people through an active participation agenda, in the fulfilment of children's rights under the obligations of the UN Convention for the Rights of the Child. Drawing on empirical evidence, this paper suggests that this aspiration is…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Participative Decision Making, Childrens Rights, Politics of Education
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I'Anson, John – Education Inquiry, 2011
This paper begins by considering some of the performative dilemmas associated with the enactment of children's rights by adults. In particular, it is argued that the mobilisation of children's rights often tends to involve multiple forms of "complexity reduction" (Osberg and Biesta, 2010), the net effect of which is to limit children's…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Films, Information Technology, Educational Environment