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Early childhood development programmes and children’s rights

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Abstract: The author is Regional Child Development Adviser (Asia) for Save the Children (USA and Norway). In this article she asserts the centrality of children’s rights – and therefore the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) – to early childhood development (ECD) and its programming. She therefore argues strongly for holistic ECD programming and against focusing solely on basic education, a restriction that would eliminate much of the potential of ECD programmes to directly support the aims and spirit of the CRC. Her article also reflects on what else the ECD community could and should be doing to ensure that the CRC does indeed help to shape programming for young children. To provide a practical example of what rights oriented ECD programming can mean, she surveys a qualitative study that was carried out in four villages in Nepal to discover how parents contribute to ensuring that the rights of their children are met.
Authors: Arnold, C.
Country: Nepal
Category: Research
End Page: 39
Serial number: 98
ISSN: 1387-9553
Journal: Early Childhood Matters
Keywords: children , human rights , education
Language: eng
Organization: Bernard van Leer Foundation
Year: 2001
Region: South Asia
Right: © 2001 Bernard van Leer Foundation
Subject: Culture, Society and Religion
Start Page: 36
Title: Early childhood development programmes and children’s rights