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ERIC Number: EJ828182
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-0159-6306
Going Spatial, Going Relational: Why "Listening to Children" and Children's Participation Needs Reframing
Mannion, Greg
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v28 n3 p405-420 Sep 2007
This article explores the consequences of the view that the identifications of children and adults and the spaces they inhabit are intimately related. Firstly, the article reviews the rationales that suggest we should consult with children and young people and encourage their participation. Arguments are made, using examples, to support the view that policy and practice and research on children's participation are better framed as being fundamentally about child-adult "relations". Secondly, the emerging field would benefit from becoming more sensitive to how place and space are implicated in identity formation. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Language: English
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