Rights Respecting Schools (RRS) is a whole school initiative that uses the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child as a basis for building an inclusive and respectful school culture through the implementation of rights respecting education.
In these schools children’s rights are adopted as guiding principles that inform a common set of values shared by all members of the school community. These common values create a sense of community and become the lens through which students, teachers, school administrators and parents make decisions, choose behaviour, and participate at their school.
Download a copy of the Rights Respecting Schools Brochure.
– learn about and exercise their rights
– voice opinions and participate fully in all aspects of their schooling
– be a valued and genuine participant in decision making that affects them
– contribute to resolving obstacles to teaching, learning and well-being.
Read about the specific objectives (Building Blocks) of the RRS initiative.
– Decline in absenteeism and bullying
– Improved conflict resolution skills
– Increased compassion and greater inclusion
– Increased global awareness
– Greater teacher job satisfaction
– Fewer classroom disruptions.
Read more about the impact of rights respecting education.
MORE ABOUT RRS
- Who facilitates the RRS initiative?
- How is the RRS initiative connected to the curriculum?
- What inspired RRS in Canada?
- What are people saying about the RRS initiative?
- Why children’s rights in schools?
- How do I get my school started?