Children’S Rights Practicum

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Children’S Rights Practicum

  1. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Introductory video </li></ul><ul><li>Children's Rights Animation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://youtube.com/watch?v=y_2nA49p3yw </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Children’s Rights Practicum </li></ul><ul><li>Comprised of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UN Convention on The Rights of The Child </li></ul></ul>
  2. 3. What are Children’s Rights? <ul><li>Children’s rights are defined by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. There are three categories of rights: </li></ul><ul><li>Rights of provision. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex., education and health care. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rights of protection. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex., protection from abuse and neglect. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rights of participation. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex., the right to be heard in matters affecting the child. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 5. <ul><li>In order to inform children about their rights </li></ul><ul><li>Ensuring that children’s rights are taken seriously </li></ul><ul><li>children’s rights practicum provides adults; parents, teachers and researchers who are engaged with children & children’s studies a way that underscores the individuality and authenticity of a child </li></ul>
  4. 6. <ul><li>It is reinforced by the government, society and individuals </li></ul><ul><li>The goal: teach children about children’s rights in order to empower them </li></ul><ul><li>There are different methods such as arts, literature, etc… to achieve the goal </li></ul>
  5. 7. <ul><li>Aim to let children use critical thinking, self reflection in the process of learning </li></ul><ul><li>Using dialogue and promote problem-posing teaching/learning method </li></ul>
  6. 8. Main Principles of the CRC: <ul><li>Four main principles instilled: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The best interests principle. The Convention requires that the primary consideration in decision-making about children shall be in the child’s best interests. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-discrimination. All children must be provided with equal opportunity for healthy development. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Importance of family. The Convention supports the importance of the family to the child, parental authority and parental guidance. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participation. Children must be given a voice in all matters that affect them in accordance with their age and maturity. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The aim is to ensure the best circumstances are availabe for child’s development. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 9. <ul><li>Listen to children’s voice and its authenticity </li></ul><ul><li>See children’s interpretation </li></ul><ul><li>See children as individuals </li></ul><ul><li>more humane </li></ul><ul><li>empower children </li></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>Promote the new teaching/learning method : less banking style and more problem posing model </li></ul><ul><li>Help teachers and researchers (students of this course) to put theories into practice </li></ul>
  9. 11. The value of the Children’s Rights Practicum… <ul><li>Gives adults and children a way to interact in a way that is informed by the idea that children have agency and capabilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Its about being given a space to understand the individual (in this case the child) and not simply making assumption and stereotypes </li></ul></ul>
  10. 12. <ul><li>Praxis- its about the practical application of the theories and literature read about children’s rights </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gives children an opportunity and a space in society because they are often marginalized </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hear the authentic voice of the child </li></ul><ul><li>Promote UN Convention on the Rights of the Child </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase awareness about the CRC and its intensions. </li></ul></ul>

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