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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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Goodhall, Natasha; Atkinson, Cathy – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
From a sociology of childhood and children's rights agenda, this review explores how children define 'play' and 'work' in the classroom, and the contextual influences on the development and reinforcement of these perceptions. Twelve studies were identified, analysed and reported using PRISMA guidelines. These studies strived to understand…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Childrens Attitudes, Knowledge Level
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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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Buli-Holmberg, Jorun; Kamenopoulou, Leda – Athens Journal of Education, 2017
The purpose of this research was to gather the voices of students undertaking a Master's programme on Special and Inclusive Education by exploring their perceptions of what they have learned about inclusive education during the programme. We used the case study approach in order to investigate the students' perceptions and reflections on their…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Student Attitudes, Special Education, Inclusion
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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