Regardless of Frontiers

Children’s Rights and Global Learning

April 2008
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  • Publisher
    Trentham Books
  • Published
    28th April 2008
  • ISBN 9781858564005
  • Language English
  • Pages 110 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.25"
  • Images illus

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child affirms education rights that include learning about the world and the rights for all children to expression and to information. This book focuses on the rights and responsibilities of children as global citizens and what teachers can do to present and promote them in their classrooms. It combines curriculum analysis with practical experience, particularly of children learning from and with children across frontiers of nation state, language and culture.

Regardless of Frontiers takes a holistic view of global learning in schools in preference to the usual division into subject requirements; shows how the everyday lives of children can become a more visible and vocal source for learning; and provides guidance for teachers and teachers in training on relevant learning resources, and criteria for evaluating how effectively they present children’s lives.

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1) Children’s Rights; 2) Global Learning: Learning Rights; Welfare Rights; Classroom Experience; 3) Crossing Frontiers: The Movement for Rights Education; Models for Rights Education; 4) Practical Guidance; 5) Resources; Bibliography; Index.

Don Harrison

Don Harrison has taught in Europe, West Africa and South East Asia and has helped develop teacher training and materials for Oxfam and Save the Children UK. He lectures in human rights at Bath Spa University and is researching the history of global education in England.