This unit provides an opportunity for pre-service teachers to critically engage as activist reflective practitioners and extend their view of the child as capable in terms of disability, inclusion, and diversity, offering the perspective of children with special rights. This unit builds on the understanding and acknowledgement that all children have rights (for example, right to be heard, right to contribute, right to learn). This unit examines the rights of children in terms of diversity, equity, and social justice and engages with responsive teaching practices that support inclusion, equity, and diversity. Reviewing related early childhood policy will also be part of the unit, further contributing to curriculum decision-making and foundational understanding of social justice in terms of teacher identity.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Links to required texts will be available via VU Collaborate.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):