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Advocating for infants’ rights in early childhood education

Sarah Te One

Advocating for children’s rights in early education is an important role for teachers. This role has many challenges, not least of which is understanding what children’s rights are and how they can be used effectively to support children’s learning. This article reports on how teachers in an early care and education centre advocated for children’s rights. Even though these teachers considered themselves advocates for children’s rights, this role was complex and challenging because, at times, it was difficult to balance children’s rights with teachers’ and parents’ responsibilities.

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