The rights of the child: are we creating a world in which all children are enabled to reach their full potential?

Findlay, Yvonne S. (2018) The rights of the child: are we creating a world in which all children are enabled to reach their full potential? In: The Palgrave handbook of education law for schools. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Cham, Switzerland, pp. 447-462. ISBN 978-3-319-77750-4

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Abstract

This chapter, through the lens of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, reviews whether we are actually creating world in which children’s development needs are recognized and met. The principle focus of the chapter is each child’s right to an education. In particular Articles 28 and 29 of the UNCRC are highlighted to provide a benchmark against which to consider education provision in multiple international contexts. Reference is made to the UN Millennium Declaration, the eight Millennium Development Goals and the UNICEF report “The State of the World’s Children 2016: A fair chance for every child” to enable examination of how a world fit for children is being achieved or not. From examination of the aforementioned reports, three imperatives emerge: economic, education and moral. These imperatives challenge the reader to consider how legislation and policy works towards or hinders the goal of creating a world in which all children are enabled to reach their full potential.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood (1 July 2013 - 30 June 2019)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood (1 July 2013 - 30 June 2019)
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2019 23:46
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2020 23:57
Uncontrolled Keywords: UNCRC; UNDHRET; world fit for children; UDHR; Millennium Declaration
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-77751-1_21
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/35775

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