Examining the children’s perceptions of child rights

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AKMAN B., Yazıcı D. N.

Elementary Education Online, vol.20, no.1, pp.20-35, 2021 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.17051/ilkonline.2021.01.012
  • Journal Name: Elementary Education Online
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, EBSCO Education Source, Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.20-35
  • Keywords: Child, Children rights, Early childhood education
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


This research was conducted to determine the perceptions of early childhood children's rights. A maximum diversity sample was used in the selection of the study group of the research that was formed in the phenomenology pattern of the qualitative research methods. In the survey where semi-structured interview questions were used, the content analysis was used in analyzing the answers. As a result of the research, it is suggested that children in early childhood should have rights such as playing games, having children go to school, having a home, having a meal, having a family, being friends, having children's rights in most cases and that the reasons for not using them are mostly related to home rules and routines. They were asked to play games, to go to the school, to eat, to be at home, in parallel with the first question. The findings of the research were discussed and suggested in the light of the related literature.