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Participation, Facilitation, and Mediation: Children and Young People in Their Social Contexts Claudio Baraldi

Participation, Facilitation, and Mediation: Children and Young People in Their Social Contexts

Claudio Baraldi

Published April 3rd 2012
ISBN : 9780415893145
Hardcover
246 pages
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 About the Book 

Traditionally, children have been considered from a primarily developmental perspective, in need of education in order to achieve autonomy, growth, and eventually adulthood. Childhood studies have recently underlined an alternate way to look atMoreTraditionally, children have been considered from a primarily developmental perspective, in need of education in order to achieve autonomy, growth, and eventually adulthood. Childhood studies have recently underlined an alternate way to look at children, starting from the consideration that children are competent social actors and can actively participate in social life. However, there has been relatively little attention paid to the ways in which adults can actively empower children s agency and participation. This book aims to highlight this important aspect, explaining the position of adults as facilitators and mediators in the process of constructing childhood.