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McKinney, Stephen; Hall, Stuart; Lowden, Kevin; McClung, Michele; Cameron, Lauren – Improving Schools, 2013
The contemporary attempts to tackle poverty and child poverty in the United Kingdom have been seriously hindered by the effects of the economic crisis (Hirsch, 2008a; Mooney, 2011). The prevailing discourses of the recession and intergenerational poverty can lead to a view that the effects of child poverty and the consequent detrimental impact on…
Descriptors: Leadership, Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged Environment, Educational Change
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Hulme, Moira; McKinney, Stephen; Hall, Stuart; Cross, Beth – Improving Schools, 2011
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN, 1989), which applies to all children under the age of 18, established the overarching principles guiding pupil participation. In most European states, signatories to the Convention have enacted policies to promote the voice of the child or young person in decisions that affect them. In…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Student Participation