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Reflections Magazine : Reflections Issue 58 Autumn 2015
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, to which Australia is a signatory, celebrated its 25th anniversary last year. This remarkable document changed the way children are viewed and treated, recognising children as human beings with distinctive rights. This historic milestone compels us not only to take stock and think about child rights in our early education and care settings, but to take action with, and on behalf of, all children. Why focus on child rights? Educators are guided by the Approved Learning Frameworks to 'reinforce in their daily practice the principles laid out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child' (DEEWR,2009: 5). Four key principles of The Convention safeguard children's right to: • Protection against discrimination. • Survival and development. • Promotion of their best interests. • Participation. (DEECD, 2011: 52-53). CHAMPIONING CHILD RIGHTS 10
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