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Does teaching children about human rights, encourage them to practice, protect and promote the rights of others?

Dunhill, Ally

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Ally Dunhill

Abstract

The purpose of the article is to demonstrate how the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Rights Respecting Schools Award makes positive contributions to children’s lives and experiences at school. Within the overall context of education as a right, the Award supports children to learn about their rights and the rights of others. By learning through a rights-based framework, children experience a rights-based approach to education and start to become active rights thinkers and rights holders. This article presents findings regarding the lived experiences of children participating in a rights education programme from a primary school in England. The results are consistent with previous rights education research and confirm that teaching and supporting the human rights of children to children, through a rights education programme, encourages children to practice, protect and promote the rights of others within their school.

Publication Date Jan 2, 2018
Journal Education 3-13
Print ISSN 0300-4279
Electronic ISSN 1475-7575
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 46
Issue 1
Pages 16-26
Institution Citation Dunhill, A. (2018). Does teaching children about human rights, encourage them to practice, protect and promote the rights of others?. Education 3-13, 46(1), 16-26. https://doi.org/10.1080/03004279.2016.1165717
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/03004279.2016.1165717
Keywords Children's rights; Lived experiences; Rights Respecting Schools Award; Rights education; UNCRC
Publisher URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03004279.2016.1165717
Copyright Statement ©2017 University of Hull
Additional Information Authors' accepted manuscript of article published in: Education 3-13, 2016.

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