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Title: Child rights in primary schools – The situation and expectations
Authors: Stamatović, Jelena
Cicvarić J.
Journal: Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal
Issue Date: 26-Mar-2019
Abstract: © 2019, University of Ljubljana. All rights reserved. School is the most suitable place for students to learn about child rights and where these rights are to be respected. In the research we have conducted, the objective was to examine the knowledge of primary school students about the rights of the child and to obtain insight into how these rights are respected. Using an interview scaling technique, we questioned 351 final year primary school students and 231 teachers. The students did not rate their knowledge of child rights highly: they mostly expect teachers to provide them with information on child rights; the students obtain the majority of such information in the civic education classes, which is an optional subject and is not attended by all students, as well as in homeroom sessions. Teachers believe that it is the responsibility of homeroom teachers to familiarise students with the rights of a child. The rights to freedom of expression of students and their participation in decision-making are the least respected, according to both students and teachers. Furthermore, all believe that some forms of discrimination exist in schools. We have found especially significant suggestions and recommendations given by students and teachers to overcome the existing problems and provide better access to the rights of the child in school.
Type: Article
DOI: 10.26529/cepsj.661
ISSN: 18559719
SCOPUS: 85067393426
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Teacher Education, Užice
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