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ERIC Number: EJ812768
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0951-0605
Young Children's Rights and Public Policy: Practices and Possibilities for Citizenship in the Early Years
MacNaughton, Glenda; Hughes, Patrick; Smith, Kylie
Children & Society, v21 n6 p458-469 Nov 2007
There is a growing belief that young children should be involved in decisions that affect them. This belief has its foundations in a new model of the young child, in a new concern with young children's rights as citizens and in new knowledge about the significance of young children's early experiences. This article examines the increasing interest in involving young children in policy-making and its rationale. It then presents two case studies from Australia of consulting young children in policy-making, to show what consulting young children can offer children, policy-makers and the wider community.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia