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On the way to child participation : Zimbabwe


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Abstract: This article discusses child participation in Zimbabwe. Child participation, in the sense of enabling children to make their views known and having them taken into account during discussions and decision-making processes, is a new phenomenon in Zimbabwe – it first made an appearance together with globalisation. Cultural norms and values used to determine how children were perceived and, until recently, it was unheard of to talk of child participation in Zimbabwe: the child was there to be told, to listen or to be punished. Even today, children in rural areas have fewer opportunities for participation than do the urban children, mostly because rural settings remain more traditional than do urban settings. But child participation is slowly gaining momentum.
Authors: Munyati-Nyamukapa, D. , Mnyandu, D.
Country: Zimbabwe
End Page: 45
Serial number: 103
ISSN: 1387-9553
Journal: Early Childhood Matters
Keywords: children , education , participation
Language: eng
Organization: Bernard van Leer Foundation
Year: 2004
Region: East Africa
Right: © 2004 Bernard van Leer Foundation
Subject: Education, Science and Technology
Start Page: 43
Title: On the way to child participation : Zimbabwe