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Young Peoples Perspectives On The Rights Of The Child - Implications For Theory, Research And Practice

Martin D. Ruck (Editor), Stacey S. Horn (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-9434-1
200 pages
December 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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This special issue highlights the complexity, breadth, and range of topics pertaining to children’s rights as a social issue. The contributions included in this issue provide current theory and empirical research addressing the ways in which children and youth conceptualize their need for rights in contexts such as the family, school, community, and greater society. Additionally, the contributions address the implications this research has for policy and practice centered on the rights of children and youth in varying social contexts. As such this issue will be of interest to all those who advocate for young people in a variety of setting, as well as those whose work pertains to bettering the lives children and youth more generally.
  • Focuses on children’s and adolescents’ conceptions of their rights and responsibilities.
  • Articles utilize the best developmental science and theoretical frameworks to address the tensions and complexities of children’s rights both locally and globally
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    INTRODUCTION.

    Charting the Landscape of Children’s Rights Martin D. Ruck and Stacey S. Horn.

    THEORETICAL, CONCEPTUAL, AND METHODOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS.

    The Rights of Children, the Rights of Nations: Developmental Theory and the Politics of Children’s Rights Colette Daiute.

    Regardless of Frontiers: Adolescents and the Human Right to Information Roger J. R. Levesque.

    Studying Children’s Perspectives on Self-Determination and Nurturance Rights: Issues and Challenges Michele Peterson-Badali and Martin D. Ruck.

    YOUNG PEOPLE’S VIEWS OF PROTECTION AND PARTICIPATION IN EVERYDAY CONTEXTS.

    Adolescents’ Perceptions of Rights as Reflected in Their Views of Citizenship Lonnie R. Sherrod.

    Schooling, Sexuality, and Rights: An Investigation of Heterosexual Students’ Social Cognition Regarding Sexual Orientation and the Rights of Gay and Lesbian Peers in School Stacey S. Horn, Laura A. Szalacha, and Karen Drill.

    It’s My Body and None of Your Business: Developmental Changes in Adolescents’ Perceptions of Rights Concerning Health Constance A. Flanagan, Michael Stout, and Leslie S. Gallay.

    CULTURAL AND CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES ON CHILDREN’S RIGHTS.

    Children’s Nurturance and Self-Determination Rights: A Cross-Cultural Perspective Isabelle D. Cherney and Yee L. Shing.

    How Adolescents in 27 Countries Understand, Support, and Practice Human Rights Judith Torney-Purta, Britt Wilkenfeld, and Carolyn Barber.

    Adolescents’ Approach toward Children’s Rights: Comparison among Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Children in Jerusalem Mona Khoury-Kassabri and Asher Ben-Arieh.

    COMMENTARY.

    Beyond Balancing: Toward an Integrated Approach to Children’s Rights Gary B. Melton.

    2007 KURT LEWIN AWARD ADDRESS.

    Introduction to Kay Deaux’s Lewin Award Address Brenda N. Major.

    To Be an American: Immigration, Hyphenation, and Incorporation Kay Deaux

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    Martin D. Ruck (1994, University of Toronto) is an Associate Professor of Urban Education and Developmental Psychology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His work examines the overall process of cognitive socialization – at the intersection of race, ethnicity and class – in terms of children’s and adolescents’ thinking about human rights, educational opportunity and social justice. Over the past several years he has been examining the influence of social contexts (e.g., family, school and greater society) on the development of children’s and young peoples’ understanding of nurturance and self-determination rights. Currently, he is investigating how children’s perceptions of social exclusion and discrimination are influenced by their social experiences and interpretations of rights and justice. His research on the topic of children’s understanding of rights has appeared in Child Development, Journal of Adolescence, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Journal of Early Adolescence, and Journal of Research on Adolescence.

    Stacey S. Horn (2000, University of Maryland) is an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology and Graduate Coordinator for the M.Ed. in Youth Development at University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Horn is interested in the development of moral and social reasoning, peer groups and intergroup relations; and stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination related to sexual orientation and gender identity. Dr. Horn is on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, the International Journal of Behavior and Development and the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Youth. Her research has been published in journals such as Developmental Psychology, the International Journal of Behavior and Development, Cognitive Development, and the Journal of Youth and Adolescence

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    • Focuses on children’s and adolescents’ conceptions of their rights and responsibilities.
    • Articles utilize the best developmental science and theoretical frameworks to address the tensions and complexities of children’s rights both locally and globally
    See More

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