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ERIC Number: EJ903277
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0972
Working to Change the World: An Examination of One Child's Social Activism
Simon, Lisa
Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, v42 n4 p296-315 Nov 2010
There is wide recognition that children's lives are directly affected by inequitable practices in relation to aspects of identity such as gender, ethnicity, class, and citizenship. Yet, despite this acknowledgement, few scholars have explored how children are challenging inequities. This examination of the actions and stories of one-nine-year-old female addresses that silence. Data analysis illustrates the ways in which she was enacting social activist tenets. Also illuminated are the hurdles inherent to adult recognition of children's activism. These findings underline the problematic role that deficit framings of children play in our understanding of their perspectives and capabilities.
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Language: English
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