Topic 1 Introduction

Children’s Rights Education – or CRE – intends to introduce, develop, explain and integrate this topic into a classroom, from pre-primary education level until secondary education level. With this, there are many ways to congregate CRE with inter- and transdisciplinary methods.

The United Nations hosted the Conventions on the Rights of a Child in 2003. This convention came to develop a series of rights that all children should have, starting to have the “vision of a child as a separate entity in the early years of life and not solely as a future citizen” (Louviot, Moody & Darbellay, p. 1, 2019).

Non-state service providers operate in accordance with its provisions, thus creating indirect obligations on such actors.

UN, 2003a, para.43

As stated in the UN article above, the state is not the only actor responsible for following Children’s Rights. The protection of all rights should be guaranteed by all actors, being these parents, guardians, close family, educators, state agents and all people of age. Both articles 28 and 29 show that one of the rights written there corresponds to Education.