Thursday, 3 December 2015

UNICEF Child Rights Education Toolkit: Rooting Child Rights in Early Childhood Education, Primary and Secondary Schools


 
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The following is the second of three relevant materials from Unicef.

UNICEF Child Rights Education Toolkit: Rooting Child Rights in Early Childhood Education, Primary and Secondary Schools is a toolkit for practitioners working on children rights education.

The toolkit defines what is meant by child rights education and the child rights approach. The toolkit explains the relevance of child rights education to UNICEF’s mission and the ways in which education can take place in a range of contexts--including with professionals, caregivers, the corporate sector, the media, and children’s groups.

The toolkit uses the metaphor of a tree to explore child rights education in the context of school-based initiatives that promote learning about rights, learning through rights (using rights as an organizing principle to transform the culture of learning) and learning for rights (taking action to realize rights), in an overall context of learning as a right. It contains a range of practical tools, checklists, mapping exercises, project examples and evidence of the benefits of high quality child rights education.

Although the approaches in the toolkit are relevant for all countries, this is the first edition and focuses on the work of National Committees in high-income countries. A second edition in the future will also cover the related work of UNICEF country offices.


For more information and link to the pdf version of the document, follow this link:

http://www.unicef.org/crc/index_30184.html