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The Participation Rights of the Child : Rights and Responsibilities in Family and Society - Malfrid Grude Flekkoy

The Participation Rights of the Child

Rights and Responsibilities in Family and Society


Published: 1st July 1997
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This introductory text on the rights of the child covers all the issues involved in a comprehensive and accessible way. It offers criteria for considering children's self-expression, and provides practical examples, focusing on ordinary children in everyday situations. Key legal issues are included, and the book contains examples of practical issues from many different cultures. The authors open with a discussion of human rights in general, and then focus on the basis for rights for children and the role of the Convention. The second part of the book looks at participation rights and rights of self-expression in theory and practice; while the third section focuses on the exercise of the rights of self-expression, the empowerment of children, and how, in practical terms, this can be implemented.

This book is both informative and thought-provoking in its content, style of writing, the factual information it presents and the conclusions it reaches. It gives a clear, comprehensive account of the development of research and legislation which has culminated in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child... Will give valuable insights and information to a variety of agencies and experts involved in working with children - social services, specialists in children's law, all professionals involved in educating children and, most importantly, parents... Difficult "grey" areas are debated and clarified such as "what is a child?" and "what rights do children have?"... This is a book I shall purchase for the Staff Development Library and would encourage colleagues in Primary and Secondary education to read. -- International Journal of Children's Spirituality

Introductionp. 1
The Rationale for Children's Rights
Human Rights in Generalp. 5
The Basis for Rights for Childrenp. 12
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Childp. 26
Participation Rights and Rights of Self-Expression
International Legal Recognitionp. 53
Foundations for Participation and Self-Expressionp. 55
Considerations in the Practical Application of Rightsp. 65
Promotion and Exercise of Self-Expression Rights
Promotion and Support of Shared Decision-Makingp. 83
Why, How, When and Where Can Children Exercise Self-Expression and Participation Rights?p. 90
The Adolescent: Nearly or Really Grown-Up?p. 122
Children in Special Circumstancesp. 126
Concluding Remarksp. 136
Survey of Legal Age Limitsp. 141
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Childp. 142
Bibliographyp. 164
Subject Indexp. 176
Author Indexp. 181
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ISBN: 9781853024900
ISBN-10: 1853024902
Series: Children in Charge
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st July 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.29