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Encouraging Student Participation

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child states that children have the right to participate as full members of society. This includes the right to voice their opinions, participate in decision-making and influence outcomes.

Upholding a child’s right to participate in education means that teachers provide students with opportunities to participate in shaping the learning process and to be a part of decisions that affect them.

Explore the resources below to learn more about meaningful child participation and ways students can speak up about matters that affect them.

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