By Barry Percy-Smith, Nigel Thomas
A guide of youngsters and younger People's Participation brings jointly key thinkers and practitioners from various contexts around the globe to supply an authoritative review of latest conception and perform round children’s participation. selling the participation of kids and younger people – in decision-making and coverage improvement, and as energetic individuals to daily relatives and group life – has turn into a critical a part of coverage and programme tasks in either majority and minority worlds. This booklet provides the main valuable fresh paintings in children’s participation as a source for lecturers, scholars and practitioners in adolescence reviews, children’s rights and welfare, baby and kin social paintings, early life and group paintings, governance, relief and improvement programmes. The ebook introduces key suggestions and debates, and offers a wealthy number of debts of the varied ways that children’s participation is known and enacted worldwide, interspersed with reflective commentaries from adults and adolescents. It concludes with a couple of significant theoretical contributions that objective to take ahead our figuring out of children’s participation. The emphasis during the textual content is on studying from the complexity of children’s participation in perform to enhance our theoretical figuring out, and on utilizing these theoretical insights to problem perform, with the purpose of realising children’s rights and citizenship extra totally.
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The realisation of children’s participation rights 23 Myers, W. and Boyden, J. (2001) Strengthening Children in Situations of Adversity, Oxford: Refugee Studies Centre. Save the Children (2005) Practice Standards in Children’s Participation, London: Save the Children. Save the Children Norway/Save the Children US (2002) The Children’s Clubs of Nepal: An assessment of national experiment in children’s democratic development , Kathmandu: Save the Children. UNICEF ROSA (Regional Office of South Asia) (2004) Wheel of Change: Children and young people’s participation in South Asia, Katmandu: UNICEF ROSA.
WCRWC (Women’s Commission for Refugee Women and Children) (2001) Against all the odds, surviving the war on adolescents: Promoting the protection and capacity of Ugandan and Sudanese adolescents in Northern Uganda, New York: WCRCW, 2001. Woodhead, M. , Milton Keynes: Radda Barnen/Centre for Human Development and Learning, The Open University. 2 Challenges of participatory practice with children Karen Malone and Catherine Hartung Playing with power: children’s participation in theory The politics of culture is not pre-determined.
Creating space for children to be genuinely involved in decisions that affect them, therefore, does necessarily involve a long and continued struggle. The challenges are multiple. The legitimacy of children as social actors, entitled to be involved, has to be established. Attitudes towards recognition of children’s capacities need to be reformed. New forms of, and opportunities for, democratic engagement have to be constructed, from the family, the school and the local community to the national political level.
A Handbook of Children and Young People's Participation : Perspectives from Theory and Practice by Barry Percy-Smith, Nigel Thomas