Does teaching children about human rights, encourage them to practice, protect and promote the rights of others?
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.
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
|Acceptance Date||Mar 8, 2016|
|Online Publication Date||Mar 24, 2016|
|Publication Date||Jan 2, 2018|
|Deposit Date||Apr 13, 2016|
|Publicly Available Date||Apr 13, 2016|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis (Routledge)|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Children's rights; Lived experiences; Rights Respecting Schools Award; Rights education; UNCRC|
|Copyright Statement||©2017 University of Hull|
|Additional Information||Authors' accepted manuscript of article published in: Education 3-13, 2016.|
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