1st Edition

Children's Rights 0-8
Promoting participation in education and care

Edited By

Mallika Kanyal

ISBN 9781408285961
Published March 21, 2014 by Routledge
174 Pages 34 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Children's Rights explores the relevance of children's participatory rights in education, particularly at a time when there are competing demands in meeting the rigid curriculum frameworks whilst taking into account children's entitlement to participate in matters affecting their lives. It engages with theoretical and practical models of participation with an aim to support reflective practice. The chapters are informed by wider academic debates and examples from research and everyday practice in early year settings, making it an accessible read for students, practitioners as well as researchers.

Table of Contents

Part 1  1. History and Development of Children's Rights  2. Childhood and Children's Participation: A Social-Cultural Perspective  Part 2  3. Participation: Why and How?  4. Models of Participation  5. Participation in Group Care Contexts: Understandings and Strategies  6. Challenges to Participatory Approaches in Early Years Practice  Part 3  7. Participatory Approaches in Research Involving Children  i. Introduction to participatory approaches in research  ii. Using drawings to understand children's perceptions of their learning environment  iii. Interviews: using interviews to help children talk about their school experience  iv. Using questionnaires with children  v. Using visual and aural technology as tools to enhance children's participation in research  vi. Observation as a strategy for participation

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Mallika Kanyal is Senior Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University, UK, an institution with a strong reputation for Early Childhood Studies.