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Children´s Rights: Towards Social Justice

This new book by author Anne B. Smith focuses on research emerging from Children’s Rights and Childhood Studies thinking, which has important  implications for developing policies and practices to improve children’s well being and rights

A marked  change in  traditional  thinking  about children and childhood was promoted by the adoption by the United Nations (in 1989) of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. In the early 90s sociologists in the United States and the UK developed Childhood Studies to promote a holistic view of children’s lives, recognition of their competence and agency, and the impact and value of their every- day experiences. As a result of this impetus, different thinking has emerged about the role and recognition of children, the institutions  of childhood, and the way we view and treat children in modern societies.

This book focuses on research emerging from Children’s Rights and Childhood Studies thinking, which has important  implications for developing policies and practices to improve children’s well being and rights.

The author presents the implications of children’s rights for six contexts of children’s everyday lives: families; early childhood education; schooling; child protection services; health services; and employment.

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By Anne B. Smith
Published Feb. 11, 2016 07:09 PM - Last modified Feb. 11, 2016 07:09 PM