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Book of the week

Children's Rights and Power: charging up for a new century By Mary John Jessica Kingsley pound;15.95

This thought-provoking book provides a radical new context for teachers to consider the way in which they treat and work with children, and to examine how citizenship is being taught. The book starts with a question: is a child a person? Does personhood begin at birth, at conception or, as developmental psychologist Mary John suggests, when the child begins to influence the behaviour of others?

Read the full preview of this book in this week's TES Friday magazine

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