208 pages, B/w photos & illus
Using detailed case studies from urban and rural, poor and middle-class communities in both the developed and developing worlds, this book makes an excellent guide to both the theory and practice of children's participation. Published in association with UNICEF.
Books like Hart's are welcome resources, both for would-be participatory action researchers, and for more traditional academic inquirers. -- Taylor & Francis
Part I, Introduction and Conceptual Issues: Introduction * Children's Developing Capacity to Participate * Organizational Principles * New Models for Involving Children and New Institutional Alliances * Part II, Children's Participation in Practice: Action Research with Children * Environmental Planning, Design, and Construction by Children * Environmental Management * Environmental Monitoring * Public Awareness and Political Action by Children * From Local to Global Through Linking and Networks * Part III, Methods: Drawings and Collages * Mapping and Modelling * Interviewing and Surveys * Media and Communication * Conclusions: Communities for Sustainable Development in the Twenty-First Century * Bibliography * Index
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Roger Hart is Director of the Children's Environments Research Group at the City University of New York and editor of the journal Children's Environments.