Children as Decision Makers in Education: Sharing Experiences Across Cultures

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A&C Black, Jan 12, 2012 - Education - 192 pages
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Since the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, there has been an increasing recognition globally that children need to have more say in their education. Children as Decision Makers in Education looks at how children can actively participate in decision-making. It builds upon previous research into student voice and decision-making, citizenship education in the school curriculum and work with children as researchers. This insightful collection is forward-looking, bringing together cross-cultural experiences and supporting individuals or groups to work collaboratively in the future.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part 1 Can we make space for childrens decisionmaking? Perspectives on educational policy
5
ages myths and autonomy
7
experiences in Brazil
15
childrens participation in conflict contexts
25
children as only occasional decision makers in schools
35
its impact on life in schools and the community
45
reflections from Nepal
49
Chapter 10 Assessing the benefits of students participation
99
becoming participative together
107
childrens participation for overcoming differences
115
Part 4 Facilitating childrens participation in research and decisionmaking
123
experiences in a Bexley primary school
125
a pupil perspective
133
a question of risk?
143
radio as a medium in Ghana
153

children in decisionmaking in the Zambian context
59
NGO experiences with children as decision makers in Peru India and Moldova
69
Chapter 8 Paving the way for pupil voice? School councils campaign for fairtrade in Liverpool
79
a citywide approach
89
what are we trying to achieve? The ethical and political dimensions
97
Chapter 17 Children as research protagonists and partners in governance
161
What can we learn about children as decision makers by bringing together perspectives and experiences from different cultures?
171
Index
176
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Sue Cox is Senior Lecturer in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning, University of East Anglia, UK. Caroline Dyer is Senior Lecturer for the Centre of Development Studies at the Institute of Political and International Studies (POLIS), University of Leeds, UK. Anna Robinson-Pant is Professor of Education at the Centre for Applied Research in Education, University of East Anglia, UK. Michele Schweisfurth is Reader in Comparative and International Education and Director of the Centre for International Education and Research, University of Birmingham, UK.

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