PLA 42: Children's Participation - Evaluating Effectiveness
This issue of Participatory Learning and Action examines issues surrounding the evaluation of children's participation.
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Guest Editors: Nadia Auriat, Per Miljeteig, Louise Chawla
The issue is based on a symposium on 'Children's Participation in Community Settings' held in Oslo, Norway in June 2000, and is guest edited by Louise Chawla of Kentucky State University.
It also builds on PLA Notes 25, a previous special issue on children's participation published in 1996, which focused on ethical concerns, institutional contexts, and participatory techniques.
This issue considers:
- What happens when children have opportunities to play an active role in shaping their communities and the conditions for their own well-being
- How to determine if these initiatives serve the ideals of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
- How to make evaluation itself a partnership between children and adults.
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Overview - identifying best practices in children's participation
Nadia Auriat, Per Miljeteig and Louise Chawla
How can organisations facilitate children's participation?
Making children's participation in neighbouring settings relevant to the everyday lives of young people
Barry Percy-Smith and Karen Malone
Extracts from The Children's Clubs of Nepal: a democratic experiment
Jasmine Rajbhandary, Roger Hart and Chandrika Khatiwada
Evaluating the Zimiseleni researchers' project: participatory research as intervention with 'hard-to-reach' boys
Glynis Clacherty and Johanna Kistner
Participatory agroforestry curriculum development - an account of a participatory writing workshop
Peter Taylor and Per Rudebjer