Reclaiming children's participation as an empowering social process

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Abstract

In his book The Child in The City , Colin Ward related a story about how, through observing their local environment, children took action to save an old house of character. The purpose of the story was to illustrate how the city can be used as a valuable resource in children’s learning. Of importance here is not just the rich opportunities for children to learn outside of the classroom or the opportunity to develop their own skills, but also to realise their own capacity for active participation in their communities. As Ward refl ected: “The most important thing is their realisation that they can actively play a part in shaping their surroundings, that what they say about where and how they live will be listened to and that the key to their future lies in their own awareness” (1978: 185).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEducation, Childhood and Anarchism
Subtitle of host publicationTalking Colin Ward
EditorsCatherine Burke, Ken Jones
PublisherTaylor and Francis AS
Pages209-220
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781136732386
ISBN (Print)9780203386187
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Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Percy-Smith, B. (2014). Reclaiming children's participation as an empowering social process. In C. Burke, & K. Jones (Eds.), Education, Childhood and Anarchism: Talking Colin Ward (pp. 209-220). Taylor and Francis AS. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203386187
Percy-Smith, Barry. / Reclaiming children's participation as an empowering social process. Education, Childhood and Anarchism: Talking Colin Ward. editor / Catherine Burke ; Ken Jones. Taylor and Francis AS, 2014. pp. 209-220
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