Alekhina Ekaterina

Socio-pedagogical advocacy in context of protection of the rights of child with disabilities

Alekhina Ekaterina (2018) "Socio-pedagogical advocacy in context of protection of the rights of child with disabilities ", Vestnik Pravoslavnogo Sviato-Tikhonovskogo gumanitarnogo universiteta. Seriia IV : Pedagogika. Psihologiia, 2018, vol. 51, pp. 65-72 (in Russian).

DOI of the paper: 10.15382/sturIV201851.65-72


The present-day social and legal situation in Russia includes processes of developing the civil culture of society and increase in the legal and social security of specifi c categories of citizens, among whom are children with disabilities. This category of children is one of the most vulnerable, and it requires additional measures as to the protection of their rights and lawful interests. Due to discordant legal terminology, the protection of children with disabilities by means of traditional methods becomes problematic. In this case the protection of children with disabilities can be implemented through instruments of pedagogical advocacy. Advocacy of human rights is an instrument which is being actively used by social organisations and human rights defenders. The advocacy assumes the socio-pedagogical character when the protection of rights and lawful interests goes beyond the limits of the traditional understanding and becomes a part of social education. Its potetntial can be used in social pedagogy as well. Theoretical study and providing grounds for its link with social and pedagogical activities is topical. Due to the activisation of parental community, the increase in demand for advocacy, the social and pedagogical practice requires scientifi cally founded recommendations on implementing social and pedagogical advocacy. The author of the article has analysed study materials on various kinds of advocacy, the legal base of international, federal and local (with Voronezh region as an example) levels, as well as literature on social and pedagogical activities. The article identifi es features of social and pedagogical advocacy. Results of this study will support the increase in the quality of social and pedagogical activities and, ultimately, the improvement of the quality of life of children with disabilities.


social and pedagogical activity, social protection, social and pedagogical advocacy, defence of rights, children with disabilities


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Information about the author

Alekhina Ekaterina

Academic Degree: Candidate of Sciences* in Education;
Place of work: Voronezh State Pedagogical University; 86 Lenina Str., Voronezh 394043, Russian Federation;
Post: Associate Professor;
ORCID: 0000-0001-8609-3962;
Email: ev_alekhina@mail.ru.

*According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, the degree of Candidate of Sciences (Cand.Sc.) belongs to ISCED level 8 — "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar.