Being children: children's voices on childhood

Claire Cassidy, Sarah-Jane Conrad, Marie-France Daniel, Maria Figueroia-Rego, Walter Kohan, Karin Murris, Xiaoling Wu, Tsena Zhelyazkova

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Situated in the context of the children’s rights, this article reports on a study involving children from eleven countries and five continents in philosophical discussions about child and childhood. Here we focus on five of those countries. In a previous study, two of the authors explored in what kind of society children would like to live. The present study addresses directly one of the issues arising from that study: to investigate what children think childhood is and their place in society. The study raises issues around children’s participation related to their conceptions of child and childhood.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)698–715
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Childrens Rights
Issue number2-4
Publication statusPublished - 17 Nov 2017


  • childhood
  • child
  • rights
  • society
  • philosophical inquiry


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