The Challenge of Children's Rights for Canada, 2nd Edition (Studies in Childhood and Family in Canada) (Paperback)

The Challenge of Children's Rights for Canada, 2nd Edition (Studies in Childhood and Family in Canada) By Katherine Covell, R. Brian Howe, J. C. Blokhuis Cover Image

The Challenge of Children's Rights for Canada, 2nd Edition (Studies in Childhood and Family in Canada) (Paperback)

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More than a quarter of a century has passed since Canada promised to recognize and respect the rights of children under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Ratification of the Convention cannot, however, guarantee that everyone will abandon proprietary notions about children, or that all children will be free to enjoy the substance of their rights in every social and institutional context in which they find themselves, including--and perhaps especially--within families. This disconnect remains one of the most important challenges to the recognition of children's rights in Canada.

The authors argue that social toxins are as harmful to children's independent welfare and developmental interests as environmental toxins, and that both must be eradicated if Canada is to fulfill its commitments under the Convention. They also argue that if Canada wishes to ensure the substance of the rights outlined in the Convention are socially guaranteed, an attitudinal or cultural shift is required concerning the moral and legal status of children.

This revised, expanded, and updated edition of the bestselling Challenge of Children's Rights for Canada will be of interest to academics, policymakers, parents, teachers, social workers, and human service professionals--indeed to anyone who cares about and for children.

Katherine Covell holds a PhD in Psychology from the University of Toronto. She is a professor emerita and former executive director of the Children's Rights Centre at Cape Breton University. She has acted as a national and international advocate for children, and has published widely on children's rights and child development, including the UN report Violence against Children in North America (2005). R. Brian Howe holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Toronto. He is a professor emeritus and former director of the Children's Rights Centre at Cape Breton University. He has published six books and numerous articles on human rights policy, children's rights, and children's rights education. J.C. Blokhuis holds a JD from the University of Ottawa and a PhD in Educational Thought and Policy from the University of Rochester. He is an associate professor in the Department of Social Development Studies at Renison University College, University of Waterloo.
Product Details ISBN: 9781771123556
ISBN-10: 1771123559
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Publication Date: August 30th, 2018
Pages: 245
Language: English
Series: Studies in Childhood and Family in Canada