Purdue University Press
Place of Publication
West Lafayette IN
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.
child rights, human rights, theory of education, child psychology, home-schoolling movement, Convention on the Rights of the Child, developing nations
Clark Butler (editor) (2012).
Child Rights: The Movement, International Law, and Opposition. first ed. 1-276. West Lafayette IN: Purdue University Press.