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Childrenʼs Rights and Education

International Perspectives


Edited By Beth Blue Swadener, Laura Lundy, Janette Habashi and Natasha Blanchet-Cohen

This book compares ways in which children’s rights in, to, and through education, formal and informal, are viewed and implemented in a variety of social and political contexts, aiming to shed light on how policies and practices can improve equal access to high quality education in an environment which is respectful of children’s rights. Chapters focus on understanding the opportunities for and challenges of addressing children’s rights to participation and to inclusion. Authors draw from a variety of disciplines, including critical and cultural studies of childhood, and bring internationally comparative policy perspectives to share nuanced and contrasting examples of ways in which a rights-based approach to education might empower children and youth. The book deepens and complicates research on children’s education rights, and will contribute to courses in comparative education, childhood studies, education policy, and children’s rights.
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3 The Protagonism of Under-18 Youth in the Québec Student Movement: The Right to Political Participation and Education

Education and Participation Rights: Policy and Practice



The Protagonism of Under-18 Youth in the Québec Student Movement

The Right to Political Participation and Education

Natasha Blanchet-Cohen

The tuition increase is a giant step toward the wall in front of us. Humanity needs to take a collective breath of air in order not to suffocate. In order to continue moving forward. Our demonstration is legitimate, fair and the beginning of a new era.

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