Schools as Protection?: Reinventing Education in Contexts of by Bjorn H. Nordtveit

By Bjorn H. Nordtveit

In 1900 the Swedish social theorist Ellen Key introduced the assumption of a Century of the kid. fresh media reviews, from capturing and racial violence within the US to the newest information from ISIS-dominated components offer a darker imaginative and prescient: it really is by no means a time for kids; it's a time in which children’s health is being the reason for fear. This booklet is set colleges and security of youngsters, and proposes how you can make sure the minimal criteria of security in colleges. the problem of defense isn't just vital in particular clash settings, but in addition a growing number of in mainstream faculties within the Western context. accordingly the e-book isn't really concentrating on a selected geographic quarter, yet examining quite a few contexts of adversity, together with these suffering from poverty, excessive occurrence of HIV/AIDS, in addition to clash and submit conflict-affected parts. It additionally illustrates the results of such contexts: 

• non-enrollment of kids or early dropout from school;

• a variety of types of abuse and bullying at domestic and school; 

• elevated prevalence of kid marriage;

• abusive baby exertions, and at times, the worst kinds of baby labor. 

The college emerges as an establishment that can play a much better position in defense of kids and that still may provide greater aid within the transition from formative years to paintings and marriage. 

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