Part 1: Definitions and developments
Watch a short clip of Hugh Starkey talking about children’s rights as fundamental values (3 minutes)
Watch Hugh Starkey talking about education for cosmopolitan citizenship and human rights (8 minutes)
Watch Lee Jerome discussing the evidence of CRE’s impact and some pitfalls to avoid (03:20-33.40)
Part 2: Ideology and interpretations
Watch Lee Jerome talking about how Freire’s work can inform CRE (04:50-35:00)
Part 3: Pedagogy and practice
Watch Lee Jerome, Anna Liddle and Helen Young talking about CRE pedagogy and knowledge (06:00-33:00)
Watch Lee Jerome talking about how we can think about children’s agency (01:50-25:40)
Watch Hugh Starkey’s contribution to a seminar at Oxford University Child as a learner: creative pedagogies (3:03 – 24:16)
The podcast series Conversations 4 Citizenship has several relevant episodes including an interview with Hugh Starkey (episode 2)
We included a survey to help schools work out their strengths and weaknesses in implementing children’s rights. It could be completed by teachers alone or (ideally) with students.
Click here to download the file
For the book we developed a map to show the various branches of the United Nations that were interested and involved in CRE. This file includes the diagram with links to the relevant documents and webpages.
Click here to download the file
We wrote a journal article to pull together all the ideas we used in the book to describe children’s agency and how teachers can nurture it. The article is open access:
Jerome, L. & Starkey, H. (2022) Developing children's agency within a children's rights education framework: 10 propositions. Education 3-13, 50(4): 439-451.
There are a small number of journals where children’s rights and children’s rights education are frequently featured. Plus some journals Lee & Hugh edit which are interested in receiving new contributions related to CRE.
Human Rights Education Review (Open Access)
Recent articles with a focus on children’s rights include:
• Daniels, S. (2022). Incorporating the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Scottish education. Human Rights Education Review. doi:10.7577/hrer.4771
• Quennerstedt, A. (2022). Unicef’s Rights Respecting Schools Award as children’s human rights education. Human Rights Education Review. doi:10.7577/hrer.4761
• Salmenkivi, E., Kasa, T., Putkonen, N., & Kallioniemi, A. (2022). Human rights and children’s rights in worldview education in Finland. Human Rights Education Review, 5(1), 47-69. doi:10.7577/hrer.4456
• Ranta, M. (2022). Nordic reflections on child rights and childhood: realising sustainability? Human Rights Education Review, 5(1), 162-165. doi:10.7577/hrer.4538
• Svennevig, H., Jerome, L., & Elwick, A. (2021). Countering violent extremism in education: a human rights analysis. Human Rights Education Review, 4(1), 91-110. doi:10.7577/hrer.3980
• Jerome, L., Liddle, A., & Young, H. (2021). Talking about rights without talking about rights: on the absence of knowledge in classroom discussions. Human Rights Education Review, 4(1), 8-26. doi:10.7577/hrer.3979
• Starkey, H. (2020). From failed citizenship to functioning citizenship: a challenging agenda for human rights education. Human Rights Education Review, 3(1), 91-94. doi:10.7577/hrer.3574
The journal also coordinates a World Educational Research Association (WERA) special interest group, which hosts webinars and publishes the recordings here: www.youtube.com/channel/UCSVmqibUYD77i2wjWIVvvxw
International Journal of Human Rights Education (Open Access)
International Journal of Children’s Rights
Education, Citizenship and Social Justice
Articles relevant to children’s rights education include:
• Trbojevic, A., Boric, E., Hus, V. and Spanovic, S. (2021). Implementation of content related to children’s rights in schools: How to teach them?—perceptions of future teachers in Serbia, Croatia, and Slovenia. Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, online first. https://doi.org/10.1177/17461979211061796
• Lo, Y.L. (2018). Hong Kong pre-service teachers’ attitudes towards and knowledge of children’s rights. Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 15(2). https://doi.org/10.1177/1746197918800670
• Hunt, F. (2014). Learner councils in South African schools: Adult involvement and learners’ rights. Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 9(3). https://doi.org/10.1177/1746197914545928
• Cassidy, C., Brunner, R. and Webster, E. (2013). Teaching human rights? ‘All hell will break loose!’ Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 9(1). https://doi.org/10.1177/1746197913475768
• Howe, R.B. and Covell, K. (2010). Miseducating children about their rights. Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 5(2). https://doi.org/10.1177/1746197910370724
London Review of Education (Open Access)
Recent articles relevant to children’s rights education include:
• Alderson, P. (2022). Berry Mayall and Roy Bhaskar: critical thinkers. London Review of Education, 20(1). doi:10.14324/lre.20.1.24
• Gray, S. L. (2022). Phantasy and play: Susan Isaacs and child development. London Review of Education, 20(1). doi:10.14324/lre.20.1.40
• Starkey, H. (2022). Book review: Educating for Peace and Human Rights: An introduction, by Maria Hantzopoulos and Monisha Bajaj. London Review of Education, 20(1). doi:10.14324/lre.20.1.08
• Richardson, R. (2022). Education and equalities in Britain, 2010–2022: due regard and disregard in a time of pandemic. London Review of Education, 20(1). doi:10.14324/lre.20.1.22
• Brannen, J., Moss, P., Owen, C., & Phoenix, A. (2022). Thomas Coram: the life and times of a research unit at the Institute of Education (London). London Review of Education, 20(1). doi:10.14324/lre.20.1.38
• Hammond, L. (2021). London, race and territories: Young people’s stories of a divided city. London Review of Education, 19(1). doi:10.14324/lre.19.1.14
• Burner, T., & Osler, A. (2021). Language, citizenship and schooling: A minority teacher’s perspective. London Review of Education, 19(1). doi:10.14324/lre.19.1.07
• Parejo, J. L., Molina-Fernández, E., & González-Pedraza, A. (2021). Children’s narratives on migrant refugees: a practice of global citizenship. London Review of Education, 19(1). doi:10.14324/lre.19.1.29
• Barrett, M. (2020). The Council of Europe's Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture: Policy context, content and impact. London Review of Education, 18(1), 1-17. doi:10.18546/LRE.18.1.01
• Ross, A. (2020). Young Europeans' constructions of a Europe of human rights. London Review of Education, 18(1), 81-95. doi:10.18546/LRE.18.1.06
In addition this open access article explores some of the themes from the book, especially around the role of teachers working in challenging contexts:
Starkey, H. (2021) Classroom counternarratives as transformative multicultural citizenship education. Multicultural Education Review, 13(3): 229-244.
And this report from the Centre for Children’s Rights at Queen’s University Belfast, produced for UNICEF, provides an overview of CRE policy and practices in 26 countries:
Jerome, L., Emerson, L., Lundy, L. and Orr, K. (2015) Child Rights Education: A Study of Implementation in 26 Countries, Geneva: UNICEF PFP.
There are some detailed reviews of the book available online.
• Robinson, C. (2022). A vision for advancing children’s rights education in classrooms and communities . Human Rights Education Review, 5(1), 156–158. https://doi.org/10.7577/hrer.4498
• Svennevig, H. (2021). Review of Children's Rights Education in Diverse Classrooms: Pedagogy, Principles and Practice by Lee Jerome and Hugh Starkey. Teaching Citizenship, 54: 61. https://www.teachingcitizenship.org.uk/resource/teaching-citizenship-issue-54-20-20-vision-what-does-the-next-20-years-hold-for-citizenship-education/
• Tanaka, J. (2022). Book Review: Children's Rights Education in Diverse Classrooms: Pedagogy, Principles and Practice by Lee Jerome and Hugh Starkey. International Journal of Human Rights Education, 6(1). https://repository.usfca.edu/ijhre/vol6/iss1/12