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Book launch: Children’s Rights Education in Diverse Classrooms

14 March 2023, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm

Primary school classroom. Image: Megan Soule via Unsplash

Join this event to hear Lee Jerome and Hugh Starkey present their new book.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to







Professor Hugh Starkey


Room 728
20 Bedford Way

In this event, Lee and Hugh will celebrate the paperback release of their recent book exploring children’s rights education. There will be a presentation of the book by the authors, followed by reflections from two major figures in children’s rights education - Audrey Osler and Frances Bestley.


  • 18.00 Lee and Hugh will talk about their book and share some of the inspirational case studies of good practice they featured.
  • 18.20 Professor Audrey Osler will reflect on the themes of the book, drawing on her experience of working with teachers around the globe.
  • 18.30 Frances Bestley will share insights from UNICEF UK’s Rights Respecting Schools Award programme, to think about what really seems to work in children’s rights education.
  • 18.40 Time to ask questions and share your own experiences.
  • 19.00 Refreshments and networking.

This event will be particularly useful for those interested in children’s rights, the role of teachers, and the relationship between schooling and democratic life.

Please note this is a hybrid event and can be joined in-person or online.

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About the Speakers

Frances Bestley

Director of Programmes at UNICEF UK

She leads on the Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA). 

Lee Jerome

Associate Professor of Education at Middlesex University

His recent research has focused on children’s rights, character education, and the Prevent Duty in education. 

Professor Audrey Osler

Professor of Education at the University of South-Eastern Norway (USN)

She is also Professor Emerita of Citizenship and Human Rights Education at the University of Leeds, UK, and the founding Editor-in-Chief of Human Rights Education Review.

Professor Hugh Starkey

Professor of Citizenship and Human Rights Education at IOE

He is editor of the London Review of Education and co-convenor of the World Educational Research Association (WERA) International Research Network on Human Rights Education.