Being children: voices on childhood

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

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Situated in the context of the children’s rights, this study involves children from nine countries and four continents in philosophical discussions about child and childhood. In a previous study, two of the authors explored in what kind of society children would like to live. The study revealed, though not explicitly stated by the children, that they did not see themselves as active agents in society. The present study addresses this issue directly and aims to investigate what children think childhood is and what their place in society is or should be. The study offers opportunities to explore issues around children’s voice and participation that will have implications for education and educators in the area of education for citizenship, and beyond.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventWorld Educational Research Association - Washington Convention Center, Washington DC, United States
Duration: 8 Apr 201612 Apr 2016


ConferenceWorld Educational Research Association
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington DC


  • childhood
  • being children


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