Children's participation: moving from the performative to the social

Show simple item record Horgan, Deirdre Forde, Catherine Martin, Shirley Parkes, Aisling 2018-09-04T15:35:51Z 2018-09-04T15:35:51Z 2016-08-09
dc.identifier.citation Horgan, D., Forde, C., Martin, S. and Parkes, A. (2017) 'Children’s participation: moving from the performative to the social', Children's Geographies, 15(3), pp. 274-288. doi: 10.1080/14733285.2016.1219022 en
dc.identifier.volume 15 en
dc.identifier.startpage 274 en
dc.identifier.endpage 288 en
dc.identifier.issn 1473-3285
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/14733285.2016.1219022
dc.description.abstract The body of work on children’s participation has been valuable in asserting its importance. Nonetheless, participation is a contested concept and key challenges arise relating to its emphasis on age and voice, its focus on socialising the participative responsible citizen, and its failure to sufficiently recognise the range of participatory activities of children in their everyday lives. This article presents findings of a study on children’s experiences of participation in their homes, schools, and communities including the importance of the relational context, how everyday interactions rather than ‘performative’ formal structures for participation are valued by children and how their participation is limited by adult processes based on notions of competence and voice. It concludes with an argument for recognising and facilitating children’s informal and social participation as well as new forms of democratic processes being developed by children to address the possibility of governance and over-responsibilisation of children. en
dc.description.sponsorship Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (Department of Children and Youth Affairs through the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences under Grant RDI2012-2-6); University College Cork (Matched Funding) en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en
dc.rights © 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Children’s Geographies on 09 August 2016, available online: en
dc.subject Children and young people’s participation en
dc.subject Everyday citizenship en
dc.subject Home en
dc.subject School en
dc.subject Community en
dc.subject Early childhood education en
dc.subject Citizenship en
dc.subject Rights en
dc.title Children's participation: moving from the performative to the social en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Deirdre Horgan, Applied Social Studies, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: en
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dc.contributor.funder University College Cork en
dc.contributor.funder Department of Children and Youth Affairs en
dc.contributor.funder Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Childrens Geographies en
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