Children in a truly civil society : "putting magic in the lives of children"

Crow, Ruth and Crow, Julie Anna (1996) Children in a truly civil society : "putting magic in the lives of children". unpublished. (Unpublished)


This paper presents some ideas on the child rearing practices and their need to carry out the ideals expressed in the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, endorsed by the League of Nations in 1924 and re-affirmed by the United Nations in 1948. The fifth point of this Declaration stated: The child must be brought up in the consciousness that its talents must be devoted to the service of humanity. Discussed are the updates to the rights of the child, privatised individualism and passivity issues. Also featured are the ideas of Eva Cox in her 1996 ABC Boyer Lectures describing her concepts about a truly civil society and a culture of child rearing which expects children to be aware of the needs of others, to be co-operative and to be able to work in groups.

Item type Other
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1606 Political Science
Historical > FOR Classification > 1608 Sociology
Current > Collections > Crow Papers
Keywords rights of children, Aboriginal peoples, Charter on the Rights of Child, nuclear family, pressure of society, personal needs, social issues, families, community, 1923 Children's Charter, preschool education, CROW-BOX21-21-1-DOC2
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