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Smith, Hilary A.; Haslett, Stephen J. – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2017
One approach to children's rights in research is to adopt a methodology that focuses on eliciting children's perspectives. Ensuring representative participation from all children allows a diversity of contexts to be reflected in the results, and points to ways in which improvements can be made in specific settings. In cultural contexts where…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Educational Research, Educational Policy, Childhood Attitudes
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Ganira, Lilian K.; Inda, Nancy A.; Odundo, Paul A.; Akondo, Joseph Ochieng; Ngaruiya, Boniface – World Journal of Education, 2015
Early and forced marriage infringes rights of women and girls globally, undermining initiatives to raise involvement in education, reduce maternal mortality, increase employment and enterprise levels. Parental and Communal involvement in Early and Forced Child Marriage negatively influence Girls' Education, which hinders their participation in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Children, Marriage
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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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Kitta, Septimi; Kapinga, Orestes Silverius – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
Pre-school education, which ordinarily is supposed to be the foundation stone of our education system, is wholly left in the hands of private operators to manage with no supervisory authority over them, a situation that has led to poor standards and quality. It was emphasised that if pre-school education is to serve its stated purposes of making…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Theories, Childrens Rights
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Herczog, Maria – European Journal of Education, 2012
"Securing the rights articulated in the Convention is an effective approach to improving the quality of early experiences." This article analyses early childhood education and care and child rights in early childhood and their relationship in the European Union. Both are primarily national competencies. The EU has limited access and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Childrens Rights, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
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Lombardo, Lucien X.; Polonko, Karen A. – Journal of Peace Education, 2015
Peace studies and peace education are multifaceted processes focusing on diverse audiences from children in elementary grades to those involved in political negotiations at the highest levels. This paper addresses the foundational importance of including conflict embedded in adult-child relationships in peace education. It conceptually grounds…
Descriptors: Peace, Conflict, Interpersonal Relationship, Violence
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Khan, Itfaq Khaliq; Behlol, Malik Ghulam – Journal of Education and Educational Development, 2014
The objectives of this study were to assess the impacts of Inclusive Education (IE) Project implemented in government schools of Islamabad and anticipate its practicability for public schools. Quantitative and qualitative methods were applied for data collection. Study instruments were structured interviews, unstructured focus group discussions,…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Mixed Methods Research, Structured Interviews, Pilot Projects
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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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Lim, Sirene May-Yin; Wong, Meng Ee; Tan, Denise – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2014
It is arguable whether Singapore's mainstream schools are moving towards "inclusion" by providing support for students with mild to moderate disabilities through the provision of a newly created para-professional called the Allied Educators (Learning and Behavioural) [AED(LBS)]. Since 2005, the government has provided an incremental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Disabilities, Paraprofessional School Personnel
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MacArthur, Jude – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2013
Research that highlights disabled students' perspectives often describes experiences of exclusion, isolation, loneliness, and bullying, and difficulties finding friends. Within this broader social context, students' rights are placed at risk. Using examples from New Zealand research, this paper explores the social experiences of disabled students…
Descriptors: Friendship, Interpersonal Relationship, Educational Environment, Social Experience
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Savaria, Elizabeth; Underwood, Kathryn; Sinclair, Delia – International Journal of Special Education, 2011
This study explores how young people participate in the construction of their learning disabilities and how the experience impacts their self-concept. None of the interviewees in the study participated in the Identification Placement and Review Committee (IPRC) meetings conducted in Ontario. The interviewees did participate in a variety of other…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Labeling (of Persons), Young Adults, Participation
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Quennerstedt, Ann; Quennerstedt, Mikael – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2014
This paper aims to explore and develop a theoretical approach for children's rights research in education formed through an encounter between the sociology of childhood and John Dewey's educational theory. The interest is mainly methodological, in the sense that the primary ambition of the investigation is to suggest a fruitful and useful…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Childrens Rights, Educational Sociology, Investigations
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Faulkner, Dorothy; Coates, Elizabeth A. – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2013
This article offers a chronological account and critical appraisal of changes to early childhood education and care (ECEC) services in England over the past 20 years. It describes the policy initiatives, educational interventions and research programmes introduced by successive governments that have effected significant changes to ECEC since 1990.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Child Care, Educational Policy
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Gray, Colette; Donnelly, Joanne – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2013
This article reports findings from a small-scale project that employs a two-stage approach. Informed by the rights of minority ethnic groups to self-determination, the first aspect of the study focuses on the experiences of mothers of children with an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) from two ethnically diverse groups: Irish Traveller and…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Ethnic Groups, Mothers, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Konstantoni, Kristina – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2013
Young children's active participation is high on the UK's political, research and policy agendas; at least in rhetoric. However, critiques have emerged regarding the extent to which this rhetoric has been translated into practice and whether participatory rights are linked to the implementation of other human rights. Drawing on an ethnographic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Early Childhood Education, Childrens Rights
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