Talking about youth participation - where, when and why?

Year: 2002

Author: Howard, Sue, Newman, Linda

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

The notion that people should have a say in decisions that affect them has been around for a long time. Much of the recent writing about youth participation draws on the work of community development officers like Arnstein (1969) in the area of citizen participation, based on explorations of democracy. This paper will review some of the broader discussions of youth participation and invite the audience to consider their application to education, and educational research in particular.