Rights Respecting Education

democratic pedagogyRights Respecting Education involves teaching children’s rights and creating opportunities for students to practice their rights in classrooms, schools and communities: Rights Respecting Education “is the explicit teaching of the rights described in the Convention in an environment that itself models and respects those rights.”

With this approach to education:
– The Convention is taught through both pedagogical approaches and content.

– Students are engaged through the process of democratic learning and meaningful participation.

– Children’s rights are not only taught, but “are recognized, respected and modeled”.

– Children are regarded as active citizens who are capable of participating in making decisions about how their attitudes and behaviours impact the rights of children around the world.