Children's Rights in Education provides important insights into the current state of children's rights internationally and succeeds in raising a range of important questions of interest to practitioners working with children across different fields. It would be useful for those seeking to develop better awareness of the legal and political machinations in establishing children's rights agendas in exploring key underlying themes and would be a useful reference for work in this area. -- Youth & Policy Much valuable material on an important topic. -- International Social Work The book expands upon the themes of the first International Conference on Children's Rights in Education., held in 1998. The aim of that conference and of the book is to 'advance respect and support for children's rights and the full development of children through education'...it is a philosophical and academic discussion of the benefits to society of respecting and recognising the rights of the child -- Young Minds Magazine Compiled with the Human Rights Act in mind this book explains what rights children have in education in the UK. Includes sections on the rights of children with special needs, how international standards can be implemented and respecting children's views in education. A must for anyone who is interested and concerned about the rights of children in education. -- adders.org
About the Author
Stuart Hart is the Director of the Office for the Study of the Rights of the Child at the School of Education of Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis, USA and the Coordinator of Children's Rights Education International. Cynthia Price Cohen is the Director of ChildRights International Research Institute in the USA. Martha Farrell Erickson is the Director of the University of Minnesota's Children, Youth and Family Consortium in the USA. Malfrid Flekkoy was the world's first ombudsman for children in Sweden from 1981-1989 and is currently Chief Psychologist at the Nic Waals Institute in Oslo, Norway.