In the best interest of the child 1

Faculteit Gedrags- en MaatschappijWetenschappen
Jaar 2018/19
Vakcode PAMAE001
Vaknaam In the best interest of the child 1
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
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Leerdoelen Students gain insight in ethical dilemma’s concerning the interest of children and their caretakers, they learn to discuss and account for moral dilemmas and decisions in education from historical, legal and ethical perspectives.
Omschrijving The notion of ‘the best interest of the child’ is an ambiguous, yet leading principle in educational and youth care practices, theories and policies. Protecting children from abuse or from developmental risks is a recurring theme in legislation and jurisdiction. At the same time, however, different interpretations of developmental risks occur, resulting in different views on the best interest of the child regarding (e.g.) ethnic background, gender, and legal status. Furthermore, questions relating to ‘the best interest of the child’ show themselves to be profoundly ethical, referring to the relation between child and adult, views on human nature in general, and the relation between rights and duties of parents and the state.
In this course, ethical, legal and historical perspectives on ‘the best interest of the child’ will be used in studying moral issues in both historical and contemporary practices of upbringing and education.
Uren per week variabel
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege
(Lectures and tutorials)
Toetsvorm schriftelijk tentamen (essay)
(Written exam: essay questions)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. S. Parlevliet
Docent(en) prof. dr. J.J.H. Dekker , Gastdocent(en) , L. Greveling, MSc. ,dr. P.R. Schreuder
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Children: rights and childhood (3rd fully revised and updated edition) David Archard 0415724864 ca. €  52,00
Several articles to be announced at the start of the course
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Ma Pedagogische wetenschappen  (Ma Pedagogische wetenschappen (Ethics of Education: Philosophy, History and Law)) 1 semester I a Febr18, Sept18