Child‐Led Participation: A Scoping Review of Empirical Studies
|Author/s||Mateos Blanco, Tania
Sánchez Lissen, Encarnación
Gil Jaurena, Inés
Romero Pérez, Clara
|Department||Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Teoría e Historia de la Educación y Pedagogía Social|
|Abstract||Children’s participation is a universal right recognised by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This
right corresponds to an image of children as social actors because of their relevant role in ...
Children’s participation is a universal right recognised by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This right corresponds to an image of children as social actors because of their relevant role in achieving inclusive, equitable, and sustainable development. Participation can take different forms and levels of involvement: consultative, collaborative, and child‐led. This study aimed to explore types and results of child‐led participatory practices. A scoping review was car‐ ried out to find out what evidence is available on child‐led participatory experiences. Based on 674 identified papers, a total of 33 studies met the inclusion criterion. The qualitative analysis employed in this review allowed us to explore the depth and themes of these experiences. The results obtained showed that the experiences analysed differed in (a) the research design and data collection methods of the studies, (b) the age of the participating children, (c) countries in which the experiences took place, (d) specific topics, and (e) outcomes. Moreover, they all shared a non‐adult‐centric view of children’s capacities for transformative action. The review has contributed to improving our understanding of children’s transformative capacities based on the possibilities offered by adults when they adopt a child‐rights approach and inte‐ grate co‐participatory approaches, encouraging us to rethink childhood from other cultural codes inspired by equality, recognition, and agency.
|Citation||Mateos Blanco, T., Sánchez Lissen, E., Gil Jaurena, I. y Romero Pérez, C. (2022). Child‐Led Participation: A Scoping Review of Empirical Studies. Social Inclusion, 10 (2), 32-42.|