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Laying the foundations

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Abstract: The author is Regional Child Development Adviser (Asia) for Save the Children (USA and Norway). In this article she takes the long term view of bringing about child participation, showing how parents and communities can support greater participation by young children in many aspects of their everyday lives, even when cultural norms and local contexts pose challenges. The point is to start from where children, families and communities are, look for naturally occurring opportunities, and build towards what parents and communities decide is better. She shows how positive experiences in the early years both encourage and enable young children to participate during that time, and help to ensure that they will naturally and confidently grow into participatory roles in the future. She also considers how to work with some of the challenges.
Authors: Arnold, C.
Country: Nepal , Bangladesh
Category: Research
End Page: 13
Serial number: 94
ISSN: 1387-9553
Journal: Early Childhood Matters
Keywords: children , participation , communities , culture
Language: eng
Organization: Bernard van Leer Foundation
Year: 2000
Region: South Asia
Right: © 2000 Bernard van Leer Foundation
Subject: Culture, Society and Religion
Start Page: 6
Title: Laying the foundations