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Conditions for Effective Children’s Participation, according to Children’s Voices
Conditions for Effective Children’s Participation, according to Children’s Voices

Author(s): Ingrid Agud, Asun Llena Berne, Ana Maria Novella Camara
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Expert Projects Publishing
Keywords: children’s participation; school; leisure; children’s council; citizenship education; research with children.

Summary/Abstract: This study focuses on the conditions that children’s participation experiences that take place in different educational settings, such as the school, leisure education and children’s councils, should fulfill. Our findings are based on a multiple case study performed in six educational experiences, in which the information is provided by the main figures of the participation: the children involved. The children’s inputs allow us to identify three categories that define the conditions of children’s participation for the latter to be meaningful and authentic: (1) the acknowledgement of the rights of childhood; (2) how the participation-based experience works, and finally (3) the role of the educators. It transpires that the conditions stated by the children coincide greatly with the ones indicated by different authors in their theoretical proposals.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 46
  • Page Range: 9-21
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: English