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Hearing the Voices of Children : Social Policy for a New Century - Christine Hallett

Hearing the Voices of Children

Social Policy for a New Century

By: Christine Hallett (Editor), Alan Prout (Editor)

Paperback Published: 26th June 2003
ISBN: 9780415276429
Number Of Pages: 280

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Hearing the Voices of Children provides a fresh perspective on social policy. At the heart of the book is the emergence of 'children's voices' and the implications of this for social policy. The authors argue that children's voices should be heard much more strongly in the process of policy formation at all levels. Although there is growing support for this idea, it is not without opposition, and the authors themselves make many critical points about the current attempts to put it into practice.
The book is divided into four main themes: hearing children's voices; discourses of childhood; children and services; and resources for children. Childhood experts from the UK, Scandinavia, Germany and Australia, examine how assumptions and models about childhood and discuss ways in which children's voices might become more influential in shaping policy. There are many obstacles to overcome, but the contributors to this volume show that children's participation is possible, and needed, if services are to be improved.
This book is essential reading for students and academics in the field of childhood studies, sociology, social policy and education. It will also be of interest to practitioners in the social, child and youth services.

Introduction
Hearing Children's Voices
Participation, Policy and the Changing Conditions of Childhood
Children's Participation in policy matters
Children's participation through community development: assessing the lessons from international experience
Citizen Child
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ISBN: 9780415276429
ISBN-10: 041527642X
Series: The Future of Childhood
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 26th June 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1

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