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Walter-Brice, Alison; Cox, Rachel; Priest, Helena; Thompson, Fiona – Disability & Society, 2012
In 2001 the UK Government launched its strategy "Valuing People". The strategy, underpinned by the Human Rights Act 1998 (Ministry of Justice 1998), the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Home Office 1995) and social inclusion claimed to outline ways for services to work, to meet the needs of individuals with learning disabilities . In…
Descriptors: Females, Disability Discrimination, Mental Retardation, Family Violence
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Harper, Shannon; Maskaly, Jon; Kirkner, Anne; Lorenz, Katherine – Journal of School Violence, 2017
Title IX prohibits sex discrimination--including sexual assault--in higher education. The Department of Education Office for Civil Rights' 2011 "Dear Colleague Letter" outlines recommendations for campus sexual assault adjudication allowing a variety of procedures that fail to protect accused students' due process rights and victims'…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Gender Discrimination
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David-West, Alzo – Journal of Aesthetic Education, 2013
Aesthetics is not a subject usually associated with North Korea in Western scholarship, the usual tropes being autocracy, counterfeiting, drugs, human-rights abuse, famine, nuclear weapons, party-military dictatorship, Stalinism, and totalitarianism. Where the arts are concerned, they are typically seen as crude political propaganda. One British…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Theories, Nationalism, Anthropology
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Masehela, Boledi; Pillay, Venitha – Perspectives in Education, 2014
This study seeks to understand the reasons that allow a parent, a principal and a teacher to maintain silence when young girls under their care are sexually abused. Put another way, it attempts to explain what it is about sexual abuse that makes these parties relinquish their role as protectors of innocent children. This paper, based on a larger…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sexual Abuse, Rural Schools, Cultural Influences
Allan, Stuart; Sonwalkar, Prasun; Carter, Cynthia – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2007
This article assesses the potential of online news reporting to create discursive spaces for emphatic engagement--of bearing witness--at a distance, especially where human rights violations are concerned. Taking as its focus the emergent forms and practices of citizen journalism, it examines the spontaneous actions of ordinary people compelled to…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, News Reporting, Internet, Citizen Role
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Volk, Steven S. – History Teacher, 2013
For the author, teaching history has become a double challenge: to help students understand both "History" (the narrative crafted by the historian, based on documentation, supported by previous scholarship, and bound together through logical argument) and "history" (the real events that occupied real lives that are largely…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Democracy, Student Journals, Historians
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Franklin, Anita; Goff, Sarah – Child Care in Practice, 2019
Little research has been undertaken into how children with complex communication needs living in residential care are encouraged to express their views, be involved in decision-making, and importantly, make it known when they are unhappy. This group are often placed a long distance from home and can be some of the most vulnerable children in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communication Problems, Children, Residential Care
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Tedam, Prospera – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
The branding of children as "witches", capable of harming others is a widespread practice in some countries in Africa and across the world. There is evidence of this within specific communities and faith groups; however, the extent to which this phenomenon occurs in England is unclear as is the response by childcare professionals,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Child Abuse, African Culture
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Hanimoglu, Egemen – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2019
LGBT students encounter boundless school-related problems including depression, suicidal tendencies, and drug abuse, among others. LGBT youth in school are subjected to constant bullying and discrimination from students, teachers, and the school's administration who often fail to defend them against this. Often, LGBT students drop-out of school.…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Role, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation
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Lewis, Lionel S. – Academic Questions, 2005
This account of an academic lawsuit qualifies as a horror story. A mediocre minority student abuses civil rights and ADA protections to win a massive monetary award against his school on the flimsiest of evidence. Jaded lawyers for the state university represent powerless faculty defendants in court, torpidly allowing the jury to throw 50 years of…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Institutional Autonomy, Court Litigation, College Faculty
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Worsley, Howard – International Journal of Children's Spirituality, 2008
After an overview of the British context in 2005 and its ambivalent attitude to Church schools, this article explores the issues of potential religious abuse, alongside a preferred holistic Christian discipleship. The final section explains how Church schools can operate in a way that encourages Christian nurture and prevent religious abuse. The…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Beliefs
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Fallon, Barbara; Trocme, Nico; MacLaurin, Bruce – Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, 2011
Objective: To examine evidence available in large-scale North American datasets on child abuse and neglect that can assist in understanding the complexities of child protection case classifications. Methods: A review of child abuse and neglect data from large North American epidemiological studies including the Canadian Incidence Study of Reported…
Descriptors: Evidence, Public Agencies, Child Abuse, Incidence
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Olmstead, Spencer B.; McWey, Lenore M.; Henderson, Tammy – Journal of Family Issues, 2011
The authors conducted a content analysis of appellate court foster care cases in which fathers appealed the termination of their parental rights. Applying the Responsible Fathering framework to organize the contextual issues that impede men from responsibly fathering, the authors sought to learn what factors affect decisions regarding the…
Descriptors: Parent Rights, Substance Abuse, Risk, Fathers
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Kisanga, Felix; Nystrom, Lennarth; Hogan, Nora; Emmelin, Maria – Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 2011
The aim of this study was to explore community perceptions about child sexual abuse in Tanzania. Thirteen focus group discussions were conducted with adult community members. The core category, "children's rights challenged by lack of agency", was supported by eight categories. "Aware but distressed" portrayed feelings of…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, Focus Groups, Childrens Rights
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Oyero, Olusola; Salawu, Abiodun – SAGE Open, 2018
The "African common position" during the Special Session of United Nations (UN) General Assembly on children was that "Today's investment in children is tomorrow's peace, stability, security, democracy and sustainable development." However, the African child remains the most neglected species in the continent as millions of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mass Media, Mass Media Role, Children
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