Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Number of pages: 456
Weight: 684 g
Dimensions: 228 x 1 x 29 mm
"This compilation is extremely well written, and covers many important areas in children's rights. The information provided is detailed and delivered in a manner easy to comprehend. Obviously, this issue is close to the hearts of teh editors and contributors; their remarks were compelling and their evidence was strong. For a person who is not conversant in this area but wishes to improve their knowledge, A Question of Commitment: Children's Rights in Canada will prove to be an excellent resource." -- Catherine Cotter, University of Windsor Law Library -- Canadian Law Library Review, Volume 33, No. 1, 2008, 200908
"Each chapter is well written and integrated into the overall focus of the volume, with links to specific sections of the CRC [UN Convention on the Rights of the Child] and evaluations of governmental initiatives. The editors provide a strong introduction and conclusion, outlining the history and details of the CRC and concluding that Canada's commitment to meeting its obligations has been wavering at best, in part due to a widespread lack of education about the CRC. This is a valuable source book on the current state of children's rights in Canada.... Highly recommended. All levels/libraries." -- R.C. Raby, Brock University -- CHOICE, Volume 45, number 8, 200802
"A trenchant reminder of the need to ensure that all orders of government live up to their obligations for the provision of basic and essential social rights of citizenship.... All of the chapters are well written, adopt an advocacy standpoint, are based on extensive research set within a Canadian context, and provide a well-rounded bibliography." -- Timothy Wild, Alberta College of Social Workers -- Canadian Social Work/Travail social canadien, Volume 10, number 1, 200812
"Each chapter provides not only an evaluation of Canada's commitment but also an interpretation of how the standards articulated in the CRC [United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child] might be applied to particular areas of policy and practice.... It should be noted that the book contains a copy of the CRC, allowing for convenient consideration of the specific articles and wording referred to by chapter authors... [The book] demonstrates how rights-based policy and practice with children is complicated by issues of family privace, historical precedent, cultural differences, government organization, and economic conditions." -- Megan Nordquest Schwallie, University of Chicago -- Ethics and Social Welfare, Volume 2, number 3, 200812
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