Early Childhood Education, Democracy and Citizenship
AUTHOR : John Bennett
INFORMATION : page. 63~79 / 2007 Vol.1 No.1
In addition to imparting scientific knowledge, an abiding purpose of
public education is to enhance understanding of society and encourage demo -
cratic attitudes in children. Article 29 of the United Nations Convention on the
Rights of the Child offers a guideline to education authorities in relation to
democratic practice and values in schools. Further, a practical rationale is
outlined to explain why respecting the rights of young children leads to better
education and nurtures the child's motivation and desire to participate. In the
light of the Convention, the chapter examines early childhood curricula in
three countries-France, Korea and Sweden-with regard to democracy and cit -
izenship. In particular, ECEC centres in Sweden strive to ensure that democ -
ratic principles are not only taught but that they are also reflected in the
organisation, relationships and daily life of the institution.
Early childhood education; The United convention on the rights of the child; Curriculum: France,Kor
Copyright PECERA. All Rights Reserved. Design by Hakjisa Pub.
Call for Papers
Call for Papers: Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education (APJRECE)
Special Issue Deadline: January 15, 2016
Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education (APJRECE) is an official publication of the Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association (PECERA) that is dedicated to disseminating and supporting research in early childhood education within the Pacific area.
APJRECE is released three times a year in January, May, and September. In 2016, the second issue of Volume 10 will be a special issue. The topic for the special issue is “Power of Play in Young Children’s Growth and Learning”. The Guest Editor for the special issue is Dr. Wonyoung Rhee, Professor Emerita at Chung-Ang University, Korea.
We are seeking reports of current research on this topic, papers that address issues in the application of play research, and papers that review a specific research area of young children’s play and are especially informative about studies needed to fill knowledge gaps. The manuscripts for the special issue should be submitted online by January 15, 2016, following the guidelines described on the journal website. Please visit the homepage of Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education (www.apjrece.com,www.pecerajournal.com), and you will find not only full details on aims and scope, editorial policy, and paper submission but the orange colored button, named Manuscript Management System of APJRECE, for paper submission.
We hope you will seriously consider APJRECE for your scholarship.