Change agents and Change of norms: international experiences on training in UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in Schools

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Change agents and Change of norms: international experiences on training in UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in Schools. / Wickenberg, Per; Leo, Ulf.

I: Journal of International Cooperation in Education, Vol. 16, Nr. number 2, April 2014, 2014, s. 105-121.

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T1 - Change agents and Change of norms: international experiences on training in UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in Schools

AU - Wickenberg, Per

AU - Leo, Ulf

PY - 2014

Y1 - 2014

N2 - Education is usually seen as an instrument for making changes in knowledge, values and norms. Norms are action instructions or imperatives and thus direct actions and changes, which is the essence of norms. If one knows more about norms – guiding actions – one understands more about changes. It is well-known in sociology of law that there is an important, complex interplay between social norms and legal norms. The aim of this article isto reflect upon empirically based results on international training on implementation of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC) – the legal norms – in schools and educational organisations. The article is ended by concrete examples and applications of changes taken from schools and educational areas in the state of Kerala in southern India. The overarching idea is to study some change processes where the change of norms is taking place following the new legal norms stemming from the CRC. If legal and the social norms are congruent, one of the conclusions is that the implementation of new norms will be sustainable.

AB - Education is usually seen as an instrument for making changes in knowledge, values and norms. Norms are action instructions or imperatives and thus direct actions and changes, which is the essence of norms. If one knows more about norms – guiding actions – one understands more about changes. It is well-known in sociology of law that there is an important, complex interplay between social norms and legal norms. The aim of this article isto reflect upon empirically based results on international training on implementation of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC) – the legal norms – in schools and educational organisations. The article is ended by concrete examples and applications of changes taken from schools and educational areas in the state of Kerala in southern India. The overarching idea is to study some change processes where the change of norms is taking place following the new legal norms stemming from the CRC. If legal and the social norms are congruent, one of the conclusions is that the implementation of new norms will be sustainable.

KW - rights of the child

KW - CRC

KW - norms

KW - social norms

KW - legal norms

KW - professional norms

KW - UN

KW - change agents

KW - change

KW - change of norms

KW - implementation

KW - new norms

KW - education

KW - schools

KW - Kerala

KW - India

KW - international training programme (ITP

M3 - Article

VL - 16

SP - 105

EP - 121

JO - Journal of International Cooperation in Education

T2 - Journal of International Cooperation in Education

JF - Journal of International Cooperation in Education

SN - 1344-2996

IS - number 2, April 2014

ER -