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McKinney, Stephen – Improving Schools, 2014
Child poverty is a global issue that affects around half the children in the world; it is inextricably bound to the poverty experienced by their parents and families and has been identified by the United Nations as a human rights issue. Child poverty can be a barrier to children and young people accessing school education or achieving any form of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poverty, Access to Education, Correlation
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McKinney, Stephen; Hall, Stuart; Lowden, Kevin; McClung, Michele; Cameron, Lauren – Improving Schools, 2013
The contemporary attempts to tackle poverty and child poverty in the United Kingdom have been seriously hindered by the effects of the economic crisis (Hirsch, 2008a; Mooney, 2011). The prevailing discourses of the recession and intergenerational poverty can lead to a view that the effects of child poverty and the consequent detrimental impact on…
Descriptors: Leadership, Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged Environment, Educational Change
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Hulme, Moira; McKinney, Stephen; Hall, Stuart; Cross, Beth – Improving Schools, 2011
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN, 1989), which applies to all children under the age of 18, established the overarching principles guiding pupil participation. In most European states, signatories to the Convention have enacted policies to promote the voice of the child or young person in decisions that affect them. In…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Student Participation