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dc.contributor.authorAdu-Gyamfi, Jones
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-16T14:54:10Z
dc.date.available2016-12-16T14:54:10Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationAdu-Gyamfi J (2014) Childhood construction and its implications for children’s participation in Ghana. African Journal of Social Sciences. 4(2): 1-11.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/10989
dc.descriptionyesen_US
dc.description.abstractIn 2012 Steven Mintz argued that the history of childhood matters, since it has context-specific implications. This paper outlines the historical construction of childhood, in general, and specifically in Ghana, and presents how childhood construction impacts on children’s participation in Ghana. The paper argues that the cultural value underpinning childhood construction in the Ghanaian context - i.e. unidirectional respect from children and young people to adults at all times - has implications for children’s participation, as it limits children and young people’s willingness to participate in decision-making forums. The paper concludes that by such cultural ideology any participatory effort that includes children, young people and adults together may be counterproductive and thus likely to fail.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://www.sachajournals.com/ajss-volume-4-2--2014.htmen_US
dc.rights© 2014 Sacha & Diamond Publishers. Sacha & Diamond Academic Publications are licensed under creative commons attribution 3.0 unported licenceen_US
dc.subjectChildhood; Ghana; Children’s participation; Young peopleen_US
dc.titleChildhood construction and its implications for children’s participation in Ghanaen_US
dc.status.refereedyesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionPublished versionen_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-25T15:47:52Z


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