Stepping forward: children and young people's participation in the development process

This book, edited by Victoria Johnson, Edda Ivan-Smith, Gill Gordon, Pat Pridmore and Patta Scott, covers a range of issues and challenges participatory programs that children and young people may face.  


"Children and young people have much to offer the community they live in, but are often excluded I decisions and policies that affect their development, as their own opinions are ignored or overruled much of the time. Participatory approaches used in development in the North and South can provide the vehicle needed to include children in the decision-making processes which affect their communities and can have far reaching implications for policies and practice.  

Stepping Forward presents the key issues and challenges facing those facilitating children's and young people's participation. The book has evolved from an international workshop on children's participation held by the Institute of Development Studies, the Institute of Education and Save the Children in September 1997. The contributors to the book have been drawn from a wide range of backgrounds, utilizing studies from a number of countries to bring a multi-disciplinary approach and an international focus to children's participation." (Johnson, Ivan-Smith, Gordon, Pridmore & Scott 1998)


Johnson V, Ivan–Smith E, Gordon G, Pridmore P and Scott P (Eds), (1998) Stepping Forward. Children and Young People’s Participation in the Development Process. London. Intermediate Technology Publications. 1998.