Covell, Katherine et Howe, Robert Brian. 2001. The Challenge of Children’s Rights for Canada. Waterloo (Ontario): Wilfrid Laurier University Press, Collection Studies in Childhood and Family in Canada.
Intentions : « In The Challenge of Children’s Rights for Canada, Canada’s obligations and the rights of children are examined from the perspectives of research and development in the fields of developmental psychology, developmental neuroscience, law and family policy. » (quatrième de couverture)
Type de traitement des données : Réflexion critique
« Canada signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child over a decade ago, yet there is still a lack of awareness about and provision for children’s rights. What are Canada’s obligations to children? How has Canada fallen short? Why is it so important to the future of Canadian society that children’s rights be met? Prompted by the gap between the promise of children’s rights and the reality of their continuing denial, Katherine Covell and R. Brian Howe call for changes to existing laws, policies, and practices. Using the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child as their framework, the authors examine the continuing problems of child poverty, child care, child protection, youth justice, and the suppression of children’s voices. They challenge us to move from seeing children as parental property to seeing children as independent bearers of rights. » (quatrième de couverture)