Children of Democracy: Building A Culture of Human Rights in the Preschool; A South African Perspective

By Desia Colgan, Vivien Linington and Lorayne Excell.

Published by The Learner Collection

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Article: Print $US10.00
Article: Electronic $US5.00

An innovative course that enabled student teachers to model democracy to young children.

Keywords: Democracy, Lived Practice, Early Childhood Development, Social Justice

International Journal of Learning, Volume 12, Issue 5, pp.89-102. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.099MB).

Desia Colgan

Desia Colgan is a lecturer in law at the University of the Witwatersrand. She is also the regional co-ordinator of a service learning course called Street Law. This is a course concerned with socio-legal issues and providing communities with the opportunity to access justice. Her main research focus is on democracy and the changing environment in a post-apartheid South Africa.

Ms Vivien Linington

Vivien Linington is a lecturer in Educational Studies at Wits Education, University of the Witwatersrand. She specializes in Educational Psychology with a particular interest in social constructivism. Her research focuses on student teacher development in a sociocultural ‘in field’ context, ‘lived democracy’ and culture and identity.

Dr. Lorayne Excell

Lorayne Excell is responsible for the Early Childhood Development phase at the College of Education, University of the Witwatersrand. She has been an active member of the broader ECD sector for many years and is involved with various aspects of ECD training. She has a particular interest in networking with local ECD communities and establishing partnerships that will enrich students, teachers and children.


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