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Mary John

Mary John is a developmental psychologist and Professor Emeritus at the University of Exeter. She has worked in the field of disability rehabilitation and independent living and has researched with minority rights groups.

JKP publications by Mary John

  1. Young Children's Rights

    Young Children's Rights

    Exploring Beliefs, Principles and Practice Second Edition

    Priscilla Alderson

    This readable, informative and thought-provoking book is a compelling invitation to rethink our attitudes to young children's rights in the light of new theories, research and practical evidence about children's daily lives. It will be of interest to anyone who works with young children. Learn More
    2008, Paperback / softback, 9.17in x 6.22in / 233mm x 158mm, 240pp, £22.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-599-2
    2008, Ebook, ePUB, 240pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-774-9
  2. Children's Rights and Power

    Children's Rights and Power

    Charging Up for a New Century

    Mary John

    Examining children's rights from a global perspective, Mary John considers how children experience power, being powerful and the transformation of power relationships. She explores this issue, comparing the situation of children to that of powerless minority groups and asking why children are rarely included in debates on social accountability. Learn More
    2003, Hardback, 9.45in x 6.30in / 240mm x 160mm, 304pp, £49.99
    ISBN: 978-1-85302-658-4
    2003, Paperback / softback, 9.09in x 6.10in / 231mm x 155mm, 304pp, £21.99
    ISBN: 978-1-85302-659-1
    2003, Ebook, PDF, 304pp, £21.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-027-6
  3. A Charge Against Society

    A Charge Against Society

    The Child's Right to Protection

    Edited by Mary John

    The third volume in this series examines attitudes towards children and measures in operation to protect them. Contributors analyse how the child's safety can be protected, while respecting their right to be involved and to have their opinions taken into account, and examine the causes within society for social malfunction in relation to children. Learn More
    1997, 276pp
  4. Children in Our Charge

    Children in Our Charge

    The Child's Right to Resources

    Edited by Mary John

    This second book in this series concentrates on the theme of providing for children in child-centred ways. It includes the philosophical background to thinking about children's rights vis-a-vis society's responsibilities and examines the effectiveness and dilemmas associated with the concept of the 'Best Interest of the Child'. Learn More
    1996, Paperback / softback, 9.17in x 6.10in / 233mm x 155mm, 256pp, £25.00
    ISBN: 978-1-85302-369-9
  5. Children in Charge

    Children in Charge

    The Child's Right to a Fair Hearing

    Edited by Mary John

    Emerging clearly from the first volume in this new series is the importance of the voice of the child. With their emphasis on the twin themes of participation and empowerment, the contributors present the active role of children as autonomous individuals with a stake in the decision-making process. Learn More
    1996, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.10in / 234mm x 155mm, 288pp, £25.00
    ISBN: 978-1-85302-368-2