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CHILD RIGHTS
  1. S H Ziaei1,
  2. H Abedi1,
  3. M Arbaban1
  1. 1Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan City, Iran

Abstract

Taking care of children, bringing them up healthy, happy and socially adjusted, results in a healthy community. In 1973 there were no rules to protect children. In spite of the law intervention, Western countries, statistics showed an increase around child abused protection from 749 persons in 1960 to 1 million persons in 1995. Child abused protection rights were discussed for many years. According to this article the nature, main construction and child rights process in Isfahan are questioned and surveyed.

Method Grounded theory approach is used in this research. Detection of child rights from the psychological aspect and its description is the main purpose here. The samples of 43 participants (children, parents and teachers) were interviewed and by observation in public places and schools or the information was gathered by recorder.

Findings The contexts of extracted interviews have been analyzed and the codes extracted once more. Later these codes were classified to the major themes. Related sub-categories are explained in the discussion section.

Discussion and Suggestion Findings show that the concept of “right” for children in Isfahan includes personality and psychological aspects. The results suggest that parents, teachers and persons who play an important role in the life of a child need educational skills in child protection and should learn about child rights. In this regard they can be a strong source for improvement of child behavior. Surveys around different concepts of child rights and an increase in perception of children and the society of these rights are recommended for more research.

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