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Children's Rights in the United States: In Search of a National PolicyThe authors of this volume provide discussion on vital issues related to the rights of children in the United States, including: the historical and contextual perspective on the rights of children; the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child; the differing views on children’s rights and competencies; and the rights of children within the family, the social service system, the health care system, the educational system, the juvenile justice system and in employment. …

Right-Brained Children in a Left-Brained World: Unlocking the Potential of Your ADD ChildJeffrey Freed and Laurie Parsons provide an effective method for helping children with Attention Deficit Disorder excel in a classroom setting.In straightforward language, this book explains how to use the innovative “Learning Styles Inventory” to test for a right-brained learning style; help an ADD child master spelling—and build confidence—by committing complicated words to visual memory; tap an ADD kid’s amazing speed-reading abilities by stressing sight recognition and scanning rather th…

Radical Relations: Lesbian Mothers, Gay Fathers, and Their Children in the United States since World War II (Gender and American Culture)In Radical Relations, Daniel Winunwe Rivers offers a previously untold story of the American family: the first history of lesbian and gay parents and their children in the United States. Beginning in the postwar era, a period marked by both intense repression and dynamic change for lesbians and gay men, Rivers argues that by forging new kinds of family and childrearing relations, gay and lesbian parents have successfully challenged legal and cultural definitions of family as heterosexual. These …

Child Migration and Human Rights in a Global Age (Human Rights and Crimes against Humanity)Why, despite massive public concern, is child trafficking on the rise? Why are unaccompanied migrant children living on the streets and routinely threatened with deportation to their countries of origin? Why do so many young refugees of war-ravaged and failed states end up warehoused in camps, victimized by the sex trade, or enlisted as child soldiers? This book provides the first comprehensive account of the widespread but neglected global phenomenon of child migration, exploring the complex ch…

From Father's Property to Children's Rights: The History of Child Custody in the United StatesThe recent exponential increase in the number of custody disputes due to divorce, adoption, surrogate motherhood, and artificial insemination makes child custody one of the most hotly debated issues in America today. From Fathers’ Property to Children’s Rights seeks to clarify fundamental questions about the rights of children and parents in our society through a unique and provocative analysis of child custody in the United States from colonial times to the present. The book gracefully combines…

Children's Human Rights and Public Schooling in the United States (Constructing Knowledge: Curriculum Studies in Action)The United States tends to portray itself as a human rights leader. However, human rights concerns are confronted everyday by people in this democracy, including children. The purpose of this volume is to bring attention to the fact that against the backdrop of neoliberal expansion, serious human rights violations are taking place among children everywhere, including in the US. The daily struggles among groups of school children in the US are specifically considered here, such as children who ar…

Children's Rights in PracticeConsidering the rights of the child is now central to good multi-agency working, Children’s Right in Practice offers an explanation of the theoretical issues and the key policy developments that have impacted practice. It helps the reader to understand children’s rights in relation to their role in working with children and young people. Looking at education, health, social care and welfare, it bridges the gap between policy and practice for children from birth to 19 years.Chapters cover the chi…

Children's Rights: Today's Global ChallengeThis accessible and authoritative book provides the first systematic overview of the global children’s rights movement. It introduces both beginners and experts to child and youth rights in all their theoretical, historical, cultural, political, and practical complexity. In the process, the book examines key controversies about globalization, cultural relativism, social justice, power, economics, politics, freedom, ageism, and more. Combining vivid examples with cutting-edge scholarship, Child…