Promoting human rights through philosophy with children

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Abstract

While much has been written about children’s rights and children’s human rights, little appears to have been said about the place children have in the promotion of human rights. This article considers the concept of child in conjunction with citizenship education to take forward children’s promotion of human rights. It is proposed that one approach, where individuals explore views and come to this through reason, dialogue and community engagement, would be through Philosophy with Children (PwC). PwC provides space for children to engage in the political, that they might explore questions relevant to their lives as beings in society. Such activity would not only prepare children for the political world, since this sees the child as deficit, but would facilitate their engagement politically as children. The article proposes that philosophically deliberative children are required in order to support any society interested in the promotion of human rights.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)499 – 521
Number of pages23
JournalInternational Journal of Childrens Rights
Volume24
Issue number3
Early online date24 Oct 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2016

Keywords

  • rights
  • philosophy with children
  • citizenship
  • participation
  • deliberation

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Philosophy with children: a rights-based approach to deliberative participation

Cassidy, C., 30 Jun 2017, In : International Journal of Childrens Rights . 25, 2, p. 320-334 15 p.

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