Date 2009-11-18
Time 12:30 - 14:00
Tel 2948-8944
Venue B3-P-13, Tai Po Campus


The Centre for Governance and Citizenship (CGC) held a seminar on “Schools fit for Children? Student voice, rights and social justice”, conducted by Prof. Audrey Osler, on 18 November 2009 (Wednesday), 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm, at Room B3-P-13, Tai Po Campus.


Professor Osler reported on a large scale study of young people in an English Midlands city, which set out to explore their perceptions of schooling. She will critically examine the current interest among researchers and education professionals in ‘student voice’ and question why some social justice concerns come to the fore, whereas others relating, for example, to freedom of religion and diversity, are neglected, even at a time when they are prominent in political and media discourse. The presentation is designed to provoke debate on children’s rights and on the potential of the Convention on the Rights of the Child to serve as a tool for analysis in education and social justice research.

Prof. Osler is currently Visiting Professor at the University of Leeds, UK and the Founding Director of the Centre for Citizenship and Human Rights Education at the University of Leeds. She is the editorial board member of Gender and Education; Education, Citizenship and Social Justice; and Journal of Praxis in Multicultural Education (University of Nevada). Her research expertise is in: Human Rights Education; Citizenship Education; and Children’s Rights.

For details please refer to the poster attached.  

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