Document Type

Book

Document Subtype

Book/Media Review

Publication Date

Spring 3-2012

Inclusive pages

1-276

Publisher

Purdue University Press

Place of Publication

West Lafayette IN

Edition/Version

first

ISBN/ISSN

978-1-55753-549-8

Peer Reviewed

yes

Abstract

Over twenty years after the 1989 General Assembly voted to open the Convention on the Rights of the Child for signature, the United States remains only one of two UN members not to have ratified it. The other is Somalia. This book explores the reasons for this resistance (back cover). The book highlights the priority of ethical human rights over legal human rights. Part One includes contributions by educators and child psychologists who favor and use the Convention even when it is not ratified. Part Two includes two chapters by opponents of the Convention by home-schooling advocates. Part Three examines child rights in the developing world.

Keywords

child rights, human rights, theory of education, child psychology, home-schoolling movement, Convention on the Rights of the Child, developing nations

Disciplines

Philosophy

Included in

Philosophy Commons

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