Valuing children’s knowledge: the politics of listening

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Abstract

Children’s voices matter and can help us to understand the complex realities of their lives, but for children and young people to be heard, people in positions of power need to be included in participatory processes with them to build their confidence in the value of children’s evidence. Based on revisits to participatory evaluations in the UK and Nepal, I show how children and young people’s evidence can lead to transformational change and that their evidence can be valued if local power dynamics, including those between adults and children, are recognized and addressed. Mechanisms for how this can be done are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Politics of Evidence and Results in International Development
PublisherPractical Action Publishing Ltd
Chapter9
Pages155-172
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781780448855
ISBN (Print)9781853398865
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2015

Publication series

NameThe Politics of Evidence and Results in International Development

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