Children's Participation in Decision Making in the Philippines: Understanding the attitudes of policy-makers and service providers

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    Abstract

    This article explores the ideas about children's participation in decision-making held by government officials and non-government representatives engaged in promoting children's participation in the Philippines. It suggests that the ideas that policy-makers and service deliverers hold about children's participation are heterogeneous, diverse and complex. While adults' attitudes are often presented as serious barriers to children's participation, this study suggests that they are both obstructive and facilitative. A deeper understanding of the range of ideas held by adults, particularly policy-makers and service providers, may be the critical next step in progressing children's participation in a direction that is meaningful for children and influential in terms of policy outcomes.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)299-316
    JournalChildhood: a global journal of child research
    Volume16
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

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