Touching the Untouchables: Pre-Service Teachers' Views About the Rights of the Child Based on Focus Group Discussions

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This article discusses pre-service teachers’ views about the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of the Child and how teachers perceive their connection to the educational context and their work. We argue that pre-service teachers’ perceptions determine how successfully human rights education is implemented in practice. The data were collected from workshops and focus group discussions conducted with 82 primary school pre-service teachers in northern Finland. The participants noted that children’s rights are important and deeply connected to their work. However, they were insufficiently familiar with HRE concepts, and they were uncertain about whether it was acceptable to physically restrain children to protect them or others, as this could undermine a child’s rights. To adhere to the principles in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the topic must be included in the pre-service study syllabus, more clearly added to the curriculum and implemented in teacher practice.
Alkuperäiskielienglanti
OtsikkoGlobal Dimensions of Democracy and Human Rights
AlaotsikkoProblems and Perspectives
ToimittajatNika Chitadze
JulkaisupaikkaHershey
KustantajaIGI Global
Luku8
Sivut185-201
Sivumäärä17
ISBN (elektroninen)9781668445457
ISBN (painettu)9781668445433, 9781668445440
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TilaJulkaistu - 2022
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