Child Rights Education: A Study of Implementation in 26 countries

This research report investigates the extent to which Child Rights Education (CRE) is being implemented in countries where UNICEF conducts its fundraising activities. The headline findings indicate that, whilst there has been some progress in relation to what is taught, with over half of the countries including children’s rights in the curriculum for all or some children, there has been less progress in relation to ensuring teachers are prepared to teach CRE, and a similarly low level of monitoring of the quality of provision. A general survey across 26 countries was followed up with focused case studies of aspects of practice in Belgium, Finland, France, Germany (Hessen), Hong Kong, Israel, and Scotland, and the good practice observed in these case studies was used to inform the construction of a set of benchmarking statements, to help educators measure their progress against the best that is being achieved.