EENET’s main project in 2017/18 has focused on enabling more children and young people to share their experiences and ideas for how to improve education. We’ve just added the ‘listening to young voices’ project pages to the website, so pop over and have a look.
We paid particular attention to supporting children and young people to become ‘young researchers’ and ‘young facilitators’ who can work with their peers and younger children to help them express their experiences and ideas about education and inclusion. We also focused on helping very young children – pre-school, kindergarten and early primary – to be included in these activities, because such young children are often ignored in existing efforts to consult children.
Through this project we have:
- prepared a guidance document: Young Voices in Inclusive Education. A guide to help young researchers conduct action research with peers and younger children
- tested activities from the guide with young researchers in Armenia and Ukraine – check out some photos of them facilitating activities and analysing and presenting their findings
- prepared an edition of Enabling Education Review written entirely by children and young people under 25 (publication due very soon!).
A young researcher listening to kindergarten children in Ukraine