Encyclopedia of Teacher Education

Living Edition
| Editors: Michael A. Peters

Equity in Education: A Children’s Rights Perspective on Teacher Education

Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-1179-6_351-1


Overall, there are four brief stages of teaching comparative education in China: 1) Saving the nation from subjugation by translating cutting-edge western economic, political and educational books (1894-1911); 2) Enlightening the mass by importing western educational philosophies and educational systems, especially science and democracy (1912-1949); 3) Emulating and importing Russian educational ideology and presentative pedagogies in accord with the dominant Marxism-Leninism then practiced in China (1949-1978); 4) Opening up to international leading educational ideas in the service of the Chinese Reform and Opening Up initiative (1978-2001); 5) Abandoning mechanical, one-sided westernization and cultivating national/local consciousness in response to new problems in the contemporary Chinese society (2001-present).

Children’s Rights and Teacher Education

The most widely ratified international human rights treaty is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Children’s Rights, SSESWQueen’s UniversityBelfastUK

Section editors and affiliations

  • Alison Kearney
    • 1
  • Mandia Mentis
  1. 1.Institute of EducationMassey University, New ZealandPalmerston NorthNew Zealand