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Being Children: Children’s Voices on Childhood

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Situated in the context of children’s rights, this article reports on a study involving children from 11 countries and 5 continents in philosophical discussions about concepts of child and childhood. Here we focus on seven of those countries. In a previous study, two of the authors explored in what kind of society children would like to live. The present study directly addresses one of the issues arising from that study: to investigate what children think childhood is and their place in society. The study raises issues around children’s participation related to their conceptions of child and childhood.

Affiliations: 1: Corresponding author: University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, claire.cassidy@strath.ac.uk ; 2: University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Switzerland, sarahjane.conrad@fhnw.ch ; 3: University of Montreal, Canada, marie-france.daniel@umontreal.ca ; 4: University of Porto, Portugal, mariafigueiroarego@gmail.com ; 5: Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil, wokohan@gmail.com ; 6: University of Cape Town, South Africa, karin.murris@uct.ac.za ; 7: Nanjing Normal University, China, jefflingedu@163.com ; 8: University of Sofia, Bulgaria, zhelyazkova@gmail.com

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