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Messiou, Kyriaki – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2019
Despite the progress that has been made over the 25 years since the Salamanca Statement, there is still room for improvements in order that schools can be developed that include all students. Drawing on a programme of research carried out over a period of 20 years in various European countries, this paper argues that children and young people…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Inclusion, Children, Childrens Rights
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Goodall, Craig; MacKenzie, Alison – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
Recognition of inclusion in mainstream schools for all people with disabilities is enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). General Comment 4 on Article 24 (Right to inclusive education) of the CRPD provides a concept of inclusion and its core features which we discuss here. Article 7 of the same enjoins state…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Asperger Syndrome
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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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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
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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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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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Robinson, Carol – Education Inquiry, 2011
This paper aims to develop understandings around the factors which facilitate and those which constrain implementation of Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989; UN General Assembly Resolution 44/25) in student voice projects. Article 12 is concerned with children being given the right to express their views…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Student Projects, Student Empowerment, Student Participation