29 October 2010

Provision of Quality Children Education in School set up

The teacher should encompass children's cognitive needs,physical ,emotional,moral and spiritual needs.
All children must have teachers who plan properly and encourage them to learn.This also extend to issues of gender equality ,equity ,health nutrition,parental and community ,its involvements in the education system.
Physical Environment is an important aspect which must be provided by the school.It helps children to feel safe ,secure and nurtured.Buildings and furniture should be suitable for the children and take into considerations of children 's first language and their community culture.
Recognising Children's Community Culture,the school should respects the child's parents ,cultural identity and human rights in general .All children should have relevant and meaningful education regardless of background,where they live and what language they speak.
Learning in their first language in early grades builds a vital educational foundations and boast children's confidence and self esteem.
The school must be the source of inspiration to promote acceptance and understanding of children who are different and give learners their intellectual and social tools needed to expose out aggression of tendencies of xenophobia ,sexism ,racism and other neglective attitudes.
The convention on the rights of the child must be viewed as a guide towards a more child centred model of teaching and learning, in which pupils are allowed to participate effectively to think and solve their problems on their own.
If for instance the children are required to sit in an overcrowed classroom ,hence their developmental needs are clearly not being fulfilled,then the teacher should an educational practitioner working on bringing normal conducive education system at a school institution guided by the conventions on the rights of the child.
It should have five key elements most of which interweave with each other and should be re-inforced namely:
•Teaching and learning for life.
•Access ,quality and flexibility.
•Gender sensitivity and girl Education.
•The state government as key partner.
•Care for the young child.
Children's Rights and responsibilities are special cases because many of the rights laid down in the conventions of the rights of the child have to be provided by the adult or state,however the convention also refers to responsibilities of children in particular to respect the rights of especially their parents.
The children's reponsibility that accompany their rights are:
If every child regardless their sex ,ethnic origin ,social status ,language ,age ,nationality or religion has these rights then they have the responsibility to respect each other in human way.
If the children have a right to be protected from conflicts cruelity ,exploitation and neglect then they have also a responsibility not to bully or harm each other.
If children have the right to a clean environment they also have a responsibility to do what they can to look after their environment
Children have right to be educated then the obligation to learn as much as their capabilities allow and where possible share their knowledge and experience with others.
All children have a right to a full life ,then they should also lend help to the needy ,the disadvantaged and victims of discrimination so that they also enjoy this right.
If children have a right to freedom of thought conscience and religion then they also have the obligation to respect others' thoughts /religious principles. There are many responsibilites as is their rights...
Tutorial Questions
•What problems can the school teacher encounter when promoting children's rights?
•What are the main characteristics of a healthy and health promoting school?
•Why is access to education a problem for the disadvantaged a society?Give atleast five reasons.
•How can a school teacher uphold and promote the children's rights rectified in the children rights convention?

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