Early Years Teachers and young children’s rights: the need for critical dialogue

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Robson, J. 2016. Early Years Teachers and young children’s rights: the need for critical dialogue. Research in Teacher Education. 6 (1), pp. 6-11.
AuthorsRobson, J.
Abstract

The absence of knowledge about children’s rights is frequently associated with ineffective implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC); this directly impacts on children’s lives and the ways they are viewed by adults (Freeman 1998; Pugh 2015). Recent research (Jerome et al. 2015) has highlighted the lack of focus on children’s rights in the initial training of teachers and other education practitioners. In this paper I analyse the status of children’s rights in the standards for Early Years Teachers (EYTs) introduced in 2013 in England. Informed by the findings from research in sites of early years practice, I suggest possibilities for a critical dialogue that repositions the UNCRC as a visible and explicit framework of reference for EYTs’ work with young children.

JournalResearch in Teacher Education
Research in Teacher Education
Journal citation6 (1), pp. 6-11
ISSN2046-1240
2047-3818
Year2016
PublisherUniversity of East London, Cass School of Education and Communities
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CC BY
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.15123/PUB.5091
Web address (URL)https://www.uel.ac.uk/Schools/Cass/Research/Research-in-Teacher-Education
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PrintMay 2016
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Deposited05 Jul 2016
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