Children and Participation: Research, Monitoring and Evaluation with Children and Young People

John Wilkinson

Researchers working with children have generally focused their research on - rather than in partnership with - children. However, under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, children have a right to participate in decisions on matters that affect them. Children also bring the best knowledge of their unique views and priorities.

Children and Participation: Research, Monitoring and Evaluation with Children and Young People examines participatory information gathering in the process of research, monitoring and evaluation with children and youth. It is aimed at practitioners wishing to include children and young people in research projects and in monitoring and evaluating their on-going work.

Rather than add to the large quantities of information on the subject, the purpose of this repot is to guide the reader towards sources of information on the subject and not to provide detailed descriptions of participatory project work or involving children in advocacy work and policy.

The main sections cover good practice, ethics, methods and tools. The report concludes with a detailed bibliography of some of the main sources of information on children and participation.

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