The 1st International Conference on Child-Friendly Education
"Child-Friendly Environment for Children Wellbeing and Education"
Surakarta, May, 11th-12th 2016


The majority of the United Nations member countries have ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and they have passed their national laws and other legal products to ensure the implementation of the rights. The countries have been collaborating with the UNICEF since they ratified the convention to address different issues related to the children’s rights for provision, protection, and participation. Among other issues that have become the focus of UNICEF through different years are immunization, breast-feeding, combating malaria, female education, food supplements, family spacing, education for all, children in war, child survival, children in an urban world, children with disabilities, and leadership.

The implementation of the convention differs from one country to the other corresponding to the specific characteristics of each country. In addition to the significant contribution of the government administration, educational institutions also play a very important role in the implementation of the convention. Educational institutions, especially the primary and secondary schools, represent the key agencies that can realize the ideas and principles of the rights of the child into practice. Many schools, however, have not played their roles well in the implementation of the convention. Some teachers are still holding the conservative views denying the rights of the child. Some of them have even practicing the corporal punishment under the name “for the best interest of the children” confusing the deep meanings of discipline with the instant peripheral effects of punishment.

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Kerstin Svensson, Ph.D.
(Lund University, Sweden)

Bodil Rasmusson, Ph.D.
(Lund University, Sweden)

Maria Heintz
(Lund University, Sweden)

Invited Keynote Speakers

I Made Sutama
(The United Nations
Children's Fund, Indonesia)

Dr. M. A. Fattah Santoso
(Representative of Muhammadiyah, Indonesia)

Dr. M. Thoyibi
(Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta, Indonesia)
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