This paper refers to young children’s perceptions of their rights in school. The data presented here are drawings produced by children during the focus group sessions I had with them. Children were aged between 4 and 6 years and went to school in Scotland and Greece. Children in both countries drew mainly the same elements that make school attractive. However, there were differences. Children in Greece drew materials for play and other self-chosen activities a lot more often than children in Scotland. They also drew places for rest in school which children in Scotland never did. Children in Scotland drew nice and fun teachers which children in Greece did not at all. Children in both countries drew the importance of rights of all three categories found in the Convention on the Rights of the Child giving emphasis to some rights in relation to the education available in each country.

Published in: World Congress on Education (WCE-2018)

  • Date of Conference: 15-18 July 2018
  • DOI: 10.2053/WCE.2018.0061
  • ISBN: 978-1-908320-91-9
  • Conference Location: Dublin, Ireland