Children's rights education in diverse classrooms: pedagogy, principles and practice

Jerome, Lee ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0278-6986 and Starkey, Hugh (2021) Children's rights education in diverse classrooms: pedagogy, principles and practice. Bloomsbury, London. ISBN 9781350062818, e-ISBN 9781350062832, e-ISBN 9781350062825, e-ISBN 9781350062849. [Book] (doi:10.5040/9781350062849)

Abstract

With PISA tables, accountability, and performance management pulling educators in one direction, and the understanding that education is a social process embedded in cultural contexts, tailored to meet the needs and challenges of individuals and communities in another, it is easy to end up in seeing teachers as positioned as opponents to the 'system'. Jerome and Starkey argue that the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC, 1989) can provide a pragmatic starting point for educators to challenge some of these unsettling trends in a way which does not set up unnecessary opposition with policy-makers. They review the evidence from international evaluations, surveys and case studies about practice in human rights and child right education before exploring the key principles of transformative and experiential education to offer a robust theoretical framework that can guide the development of child rights education. They also draw out practical implications and outline a series of teaching and learning approaches that are values informed, aligned with children's rights and focused on quality learning.

Item Type: Book
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Education
Item ID: 32300
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Depositing User: Lee Jerome
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2021 13:26
Last Modified: 26 May 2021 09:13
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/32300

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