The juxtaposition of rights and responsibilities : children’s experiences and perceptions

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dc.contributor.author Van Aardt, Linda
dc.contributor.author Venketsamy, Thungavel (Roy)
dc.contributor.author Thuketana, Nkhensani Susan
dc.contributor.author Joubert, Ina
dc.date.accessioned 2021-12-14T11:11:29Z
dc.date.available 2021-12-14T11:11:29Z
dc.date.issued 2021-12
dc.description.abstract Rights and responsibilities are enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa but are disregarded in many ways in the education of young children. This article focuses on comparing the experiences and perceptions of Grade 3 children of their rights and responsibilities across diverse school settings. The comparison of data sets highlighted reciprocity in children’s experiences and showed challenges and gaps in children’s education of rights and responsibilities. This research was qualitative in nature, using a multiple case study design with ninety-six (n=96) participating children. Data gathering occurred through interviews, observation, documents, field notes and visual artefacts made by the participating children. The findings were that education firstly advances children’s understanding and knowledge of their rights and responsibilities. Secondly, basic needs of children have a significant effect on their understanding of their rights and responsibilities with the emphasis on rights. Children’s perceptions of their rights and responsibilities were juxtaposed to assist in finding similarities and differences in their perceptions. Thirdly, the participant children understood that people have needs and rights; they communicated that these rights must be recognised to safeguard a sustainable standard of life. en_ZA
dc.description.department Early Childhood Education en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hj2021 en_ZA
dc.description.uri https://journals.ufs.ac.za/index.php/pie en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Van Aardt, L., Venketsamy, R., Thuketana, N.S. & Joubert, J.C. (2021). The juxtaposition of rights and responsibilities: children’s experiences and perceptions . Perspectives in Education, 39(4), 118-134. https://doi.org/10.18820/2519593X/pie.v39.i4.9. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0258-2236 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2519-593X (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.18820/2519593X/pie.v39.i4.9
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/83054
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher University of the Free State en_ZA
dc.rights © 2021 Dr Linda van Aardt, Dr Roy Venketsamy, Dr Nkhensani Susan Thuketana, Prof Ina Joubert. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. en_ZA
dc.subject Children's rights and responsibilities en_ZA
dc.subject Comparative analysis en_ZA
dc.subject Diverse settings en_ZA
dc.subject Juxtaposition en_ZA
dc.subject Rights and responsibility education en_ZA
dc.subject.other Education articles SDG-04
dc.subject.other SDG-04: Quality education
dc.subject.other Education articles SDG-10
dc.subject.other SDG-10: Reduced inequalities
dc.subject.other Education articles SDG-16
dc.subject.other SDG-16: Peace, justice and strong institutions
dc.title The juxtaposition of rights and responsibilities : children’s experiences and perceptions en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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