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Children's agency and educational norms: a tensed negotiation

Michel Vandenbroeck (UGent) and Maria De Bie (UGent)
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'Children as social actors' and 'children's participation' are key concepts in present-day discourse and form a significant paradigm shift for the educational sciences, inspired by sociology of childhood. Some critical comments can however be made on how these concepts are transcribed into practice. A historical perspective, connecting the micro and the macro level, investigates how the new paradigm may be linked to discursive fields related to neoliberalism and its specific shifts in governmentality. These critical comments are inspired by a historical research into 150 years of governing children and families in Belgium. The discussion is necessary in order to evaluate whether and how the inclusive discourse on children can in turn exclude specific groups of children and adults in late modernity.
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SOCIAL-RESEARCH, CHILDHOOD, PARTICIPATION, WORLD, CARE, SELF, Belgium, child participation, children's agency, discourse, late modernity

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Vandenbroeck, Michel, and Maria De Bie. “Children’s Agency and Educational Norms: a Tensed Negotiation.” CHILDHOOD-A GLOBAL JOURNAL OF CHILD RESEARCH 13.1 (2006): 127–143. Print.
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Vandenbroeck, M., & De Bie, M. (2006). Children’s agency and educational norms: a tensed negotiation. CHILDHOOD-A GLOBAL JOURNAL OF CHILD RESEARCH, 13(1), 127–143.
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Vandenbroeck, Michel, and Maria De Bie. 2006. “Children’s Agency and Educational Norms: a Tensed Negotiation.” Childhood-a Global Journal of Child Research 13 (1): 127–143.
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Vandenbroeck, Michel, and Maria De Bie. 2006. “Children’s Agency and Educational Norms: a Tensed Negotiation.” Childhood-a Global Journal of Child Research 13 (1): 127–143.
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Vandenbroeck M, De Bie M. Children’s agency and educational norms: a tensed negotiation. CHILDHOOD-A GLOBAL JOURNAL OF CHILD RESEARCH. 2006;13(1):127–43.
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M. Vandenbroeck and M. De Bie, “Children’s agency and educational norms: a tensed negotiation,” CHILDHOOD-A GLOBAL JOURNAL OF CHILD RESEARCH, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 127–143, 2006.
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  abstract     = {'Children as social actors' and 'children's participation' are key concepts in present-day discourse and form a significant paradigm shift for the educational sciences, inspired by sociology of childhood. Some critical comments can however be made on how these concepts are transcribed into practice. A historical perspective, connecting the micro and the macro level, investigates how the new paradigm may be linked to discursive fields related to neoliberalism and its specific shifts in governmentality. These critical comments are inspired by a historical research into 150 years of governing children and families in Belgium. The discussion is necessary in order to evaluate whether and how the inclusive discourse on children can in turn exclude specific groups of children and adults in late modernity.},
  author       = {Vandenbroeck, Michel and De Bie, Maria},
  issn         = {0907-5682},
  journal      = {CHILDHOOD-A GLOBAL JOURNAL OF CHILD RESEARCH},
  keywords     = {SOCIAL-RESEARCH,CHILDHOOD,PARTICIPATION,WORLD,CARE,SELF,Belgium,child participation,children's agency,discourse,late modernity},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {127--143},
  title        = {Children's agency and educational norms: a tensed negotiation},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0907568206059977},
  volume       = {13},
  year         = {2006},
}

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