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ERIC Number: EJ785989
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 24
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0907-5682
Is Participation Prevention?: A Blurring of Discourses in Children's Preventative Initiatives in the UK
Evans, Ruth; Spicer, Neil
Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, v15 n1 p50-73 2008
This article explores the relationships between two key concepts that have defined recent social policy initiatives for children in the UK: participation and prevention from social exclusion. Drawing on the Children's Fund initiative as an example, the article traces the diverse and sometimes contradictory discourses of childhood and social inclusion/exclusion in stakeholders' differing rationales for supporting children's participation and prevention. The authors argue that the blurring of the rationales for participation and prevention has implications for the strategies and practices that agencies adopt and raises questions about which groups benefit and whose agendas are served by participation and prevention activities. (Contains 1 table and 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom