Monthly Archives: December 2015

The UN Convention, the Rights of Children and the Purpose of Education

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It concerns us greatly that the UN Convention is ignored when it comes to setting aims and objectives for education. How different our education system would be if we placed these articles at the heart of all we offered in … Continue reading

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Does our Education System Contravene the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child?

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Does our education system contravene the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child? In theory, it may not do. In practice, it’s a different matter. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child was signed in 1989 … Continue reading

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Education and the Declaration of Human Rights

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UN Declaration on Human Rights: Education As part of our ongoing review of the UN Declaration on Human Rights, we’re turning our attention to education. Within the Declaration there are specific articles relating to education and there are references and … Continue reading

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Human Rights, British Rights: Are they different?

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Yesterday was World Human Rights Day. It was a day to pause and think about human rights and their importance for wellbeing. The complexity and also the simplicity of the UN Declaration of Human Rights warrants further consideration. On one … Continue reading

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Human Rights Day, Maslow, Human Needs and Intelligent Responses

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The 1940s are chiefly remembered as a time of war, suffering and austerity. However, we should remember that during that decade some of our best and most creative minds were thinking about and writing about human needs and human rights. … Continue reading

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