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Being children : children’s voices on childhood

Cassidy, Claire and Conrad, Sarah-Jane and Daniel, Marie-France and Figueroia-Rego, Maria and Kohan, Walter and Wu, Xiaoling and Zhelyazkova, Tsena (2017) Being children : children’s voices on childhood. International Journal of Childrens Rights. pp. 1-26. ISSN 0927-5568

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Abstract

Situated in the context of the children’s rights, this article reports on a study involving children from eleven countries and five continents in philosophical discussions about child and childhood. Here we focus on five of those countries. In a previous study, two of the authors explored in what kind of society children would like to live. The present study addresses directly one of the issues arising from that study: to investigate what children think childhood is and their place in society. The study raises issues around children’s participation related to their conceptions of child and childhood.