From instruction to emancipation: Power and child rights in schooling

In the highly interesting  module “Learning To Live Together: Children’s Rights, Citizenship And Identities” proposed by Hugh Starkey back in autumn 2012, I wrote three little essays on child rights, power and schooling, which I would like to share with anyone interested:

– “Implementing a children’s right approach in a school” undertakes the adventure to apply the Istanbul Principles and Vanessa Andreotti’s HEADS UP checklist to formal education – in less than 2000 words :-):
Troll T (2012) Implementing a children’s rights approach in a school

– “Participation as lynchpin of a rights based approach to education” outlines illustrates three, more or less emancipatory types of participation practice in schools with examples:
Troll T (2013) Participation as lynchpin of a rights based approach to education

– “The question of power as a barrier to child centered learning” again refers to the HEADS UP checklist, this time as a tool to analyse and reflect on power relations:
Troll T (2013) The question of power as a barrier to child centered learning

Enjoy the reading, and don’t hesitate to comment!

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