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Only some people can put on a grammy award-winning performance like Adele or win consecutive F1 World Championships like Lewis Hamilton. One thing society agrees on is social causes like children's rights. Although raising awareness through your social media channels is noble, you can have a greater impact by becoming a professional in the field.
This blog gives insight into the latest developments in children's rights for 2023 and why studying for an MA Early Childhood Studies degree can help you enhance your knowledge of the latest developments.
Children are Full Human Rights Holders
Do you remember when your parents determined your career path and life choices? Well, that is no longer the case. Several countries are now enacting laws that recognise children as free-thinking individuals who can determine their own life choices.
These laws require parents, guardians, and educators to provide an environment that nurtures the kid's passion without prejudice and the opportunity for them to participate in decisions that affect their lives. For example, you cannot force your child to join the military if they want to be a dancer. Similarly, you can face severe legal action if the authorities can prove any form of discrimination against the child.
Course modules like equality and diversity for human services and childhood in a global context help you gain awareness of these laws, enabling you to become a better early childhood practitioner.
Free Access to Basic Education for All Children
All countries made a political commitment through the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to provide access to education until the secondary level for all children by 2030. However, only a few are on track to fulfil this obligation, and it's time to hold them accountable. Major hurdles to reaching these targets include a need for qualified policymakers and project funding.
Earning an early childhood studies degree qualifies you to take up these positions and help your country achieve its targets. Part of your coursework includes contemporary issues, policy and practice, leadership and innovation, which are fundamental skills for these roles.
Increasing Focus on Children’s Rights to Healthcare and Social Services
There is an increasing focus on child development issues, including mental health treatment and learning difficulties. More schools are enacting special programmes that provide equal opportunities for all children.
Unfortunately, there is a need for more professionals in these fields, making access to these programmes near impossible. You can help the cause by furthering your knowledge with a degree in early childhood studies and earning a pretty penny for your efforts.
Why Study at The University of Bolton?
- We understand that attending lectures the whole day is boring. That is why we have links with over 70 partners and external agencies to offer you various perspectives and research opportunities. You will visit local youth and community centres, participate in leisure and youth training schemes, and contribute to different community projects to get hands-on experience
- If you are not fond of crowds, our class sizes ensure you are receiving the best, supportive learning environment to help you succeed
- Do you have a burning question? Our highly experienced, enthusiastic, and dedicated experts offer face-to-face sessions and one-to-one support for all our students. At Bolton, we are proud that we know our students by their name and not just their student number
- We provide a supportive learning environment by using various teaching methods. You will have access to our virtual learning environment, engage in small group workshops, attend seminar discussions, and conduct presentations
- Just a 20-minute train journey to Manchester, Bolton is one of the UK's most multicultural and friendly towns
You can learn more about how to become an early childhood specialist by visiting the MA Early Childhood Studies degree page to see the full course details.
Please contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01204 903807 for more information.