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    Do linguistic skills matter to active participation?

    Zhu, Hua and Jiang, Y. (2012) Do linguistic skills matter to active participation? In: Baraldi, C. and Iervese, V. (eds.) Participation, Facilitation and Mediation: Children and Young People in Their Social Contexts. Routledge Research in Education. London: Routledge, pp. 105-127. ISBN 9780415893145.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: Traditionally, children have been considered from a primarily developmental perspective, in need of education in order to achieve autonomy, growth, and eventually adulthood. Childhood studies have recently underlined an alternate way to look at children, starting from the consideration that children are competent social actors and can actively participate in social life. However, there has been relatively little attention paid to the ways in which adults can actively empower children’s agency and participation. This book aims to highlight this important aspect, explaining the position of adults as facilitators and mediators in the process of constructing childhood.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Applied Linguistics and Communication
    Depositing User: Zhu Hua
    Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2012 09:38
    Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:26
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/5543

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