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Using art in Swedish schools to understand the Convention of Children's Rights

Author(s) Gunnilla Welwert and Inge-Marie Svensson  
Publisher CiCe Publications  
Year 2003  
Editor Europe of Many Cultures, Alastair Ross Ed.  
Language English  
Age group -  
Lärarutbildningen Malmö högskola (Sweden) Swedish schools have fundamental national instructions for all activities: children have the right of cultural freedom of speech and pleasurable work; adults must respect children and young people's culture and challenge their preconceptions; oral, written and non-verbal forms of expression have equal value; aesthetic expressions are forms of language and communication in learning; increasing control of language increases freedom; aesthetic work must not be only an occasional event in school; cultural and aesthetic competence are important aspects of all knowledge and competence.

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