From rhetoric to practice: Bridging the gap between what we believe and what we do

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From rhetoric to practice: Bridging the gap between what we believe and what we do

This paper discusses the practical reasons for the disjuncture between the rhetoric and the practice of promoting children’s participation, including participation being a means to an end versus an end itself.

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Contributors

Author: D. Naker

Publisher: Children, Youth and Environments

Date: 2007

Geographic Coverage: Member state specific

Type of Resource: Academic

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Not specified

Type of participation: Documenting participation

Availability: Restricted Access

Keywords: Children’s Participation, Decision-making, Dialogue, Disjuncture, Power, Practice, Practitioners, Rhetoric

Introduction

This paper discusses the practical reasons for the disjuncture between the rhetoric and the practice of promoting children’s participation, including participation being a means to an end versus an end itself.