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Children's accounts of governance in their everyday lives

Danby, Susan J., Farrell, Ann, Leiminer, Michele J., & Powell, Kathy (2004) Children's accounts of governance in their everyday lives. Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

The lives of children are seen to be governed increasingly by child-focused legislation and policy. In this study we explored the different ways that children competently experience and deal with various forms of adult-determined regulation in their everyday lives. We asked: What are children’s everyday experiences? How do they construct their own social spaces in everyday contexts?

We investigated children’s experiences from the perspective of children themselves. Studies of children using adult understandings of children’s experiences are common, but few studies understand children as competent informants of their everyday lives. In this study, we viewed children as active agents who deal competently with each other and with adults in their everyday lives.

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ID Code: 271
Item Type: Report
Keywords: governance, sociology of childhood, everyday lives of children, risk, schools, early years, Dr Ann Farrell, Dr Susan Danby, early childhood research
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Sociology of Education (160809)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 14 Jul 2004
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:21

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