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    Secondary School Girls Speaking Out on Their Rights to Have a Say in Schools

    Article 12 of the UNCRC, one of the four guiding principles of the Convention, states that children have the right to have an opinion, to express their views freely in all matters which affect them and to have their views heard. ‘Participation rights’ are often interpreted as ‘student voice’ in schools. Research has highlighted the … Continue reading Secondary School Girls Speaking Out on Their Rights to Have a Say in Schools

    Adolescents’ Understanding of Their Rights and Experiences of Autonomy

    Article 42 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) states that children’s rights must be widely known by children and adults alike. Research on children’s rights has found that children and adolescents often have limited or incorrect knowledge and understandings of rights and how they apply to their everyday lives. … Continue reading Adolescents’ Understanding of Their Rights and Experiences of Autonomy

    Young Persons’ Rights to Influence Learning in their Everyday Lives

    Informal and everyday learning is becoming a prominent focus for educational and psychological research because of the increasing value it holds in informing theories of human development relative to diverse sociocultural contexts. Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) states that every child has the right to have … Continue reading Young Persons’ Rights to Influence Learning in their Everyday Lives

    Students’ Experience of Decision-making at School

    Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) sets out children’s right to be heard and have their views given due consideration in matters that affect them. This article reports on a qualitative research study undertaken in Aotearoa New Zealand to explore the experiences of ten Year 9 and … Continue reading Students’ Experience of Decision-making at School

    Kia Manaaki te Tangata: Rangatahi Māori Perspectives on Their Rights as Indigenous Youth to Whānau Ora and Collective Wellbeing

    Recognition of children’s rights to participation, voice and influence on what wellbeing means to children has increased in recent times in Aotearoa New Zealand. This article argues that rangatahi Māori offer unique perspectives and solutions for the wellbeing of whānau Māori. Taking a kaupapa Māori methodological and theoretical stance, this report explores how urban rangatahi … Continue reading Kia Manaaki te Tangata: Rangatahi Māori Perspectives on Their Rights as Indigenous Youth to Whānau Ora and Collective Wellbeing

    The Impact of Innovative Learning Environments on Sensory Processing Difficulties: Students’ Perspectives

    New Zealand’s education policy and practice is fast moving towards innovative and collaborative approaches to learning, to improve outcomes for all students. One of the ways to achieve this has been creating learning environments that foster acceptance of diversity, build relationships, and enable the active participation of students through Innovative or Flexible learning environments. Current … Continue reading The Impact of Innovative Learning Environments on Sensory Processing Difficulties: Students’ Perspectives