Janusz Korczak is a key figure both for children and the development of their rights in various parts of the world, and also for adults
Date: 24 & 25 October 2019, UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS, Greece
From their website: "Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in Autumn 2019, the Laboratory of Language and Literature of Department of Educational Sciences & Early Childhood Education has the honour to invite you to the International Conference devoted to Janusz Korczak's Pedagogical Ideas, which will be held on October 24-25, 2019 at the Patras University in Greece.
"Janusz Korczak (Henryk Goldszmit) was one of key child rights activists of the early 20th century. Nicknamed “The Old Doctor” - this Jewish-Polish pedagogue, doctor and author for children and adults promoted a concept of children’s rights that was ahead of the era he lived in. He treated the child as a subject of education, as a person whose rights are equal to those of the educator. In his publications and daily work with his pupils, he attempted to draw the world’s attention to the interdependencies between adults and children. Janusz Korczak is a key figure both for children and the development of their rights in various parts of the world, and also for adults."