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Participation and young children

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Abstract: The author is an independent children’s rights consultant. In this article she challenges widely held views about the need for young children to participate in matters that involve them, arguing that, beyond the fact that it is their right to do so, it is an important element in their development, helping to enhance their self-esteem, confidence and overall capacities, and to strengthen their independence, resilience and social competence. She also shows that they have contributions to make at all levels – from the family to the wider political arena – and these contributions deserve to be included, valued and respected.
Authors: Lansdown, G.
Category: Research
End Page: 14
Serial number: 103
ISSN: 1387-9553
Journal: Early Childhood Matters
Keywords: children , participation
Language: eng
Organization: Bernard van Leer Foundation
Year: 2004
Right: © 2004 Bernard van Leer Foundation
Subject: Education, Science and Technology
Start Page: 4
Title: Participation and young children